Global News-Home away from Home-Part 2

by Lavine Team on March 11, 2012

Part 2 of the Home away from Home series by Reid Feist of Global TV Calgary News features a sampling of homes that are available to Canadians to purchase as vacation homes in Greater Phoenix.

Part 1 showcased a condo community that has 1-2 bedrooms and townhouse style condos in Surprise up in the NW Valley from $90000 and up where Tony & Larissa purchased through The Lavine Team. Part 2 features homes that are in the mid $100’s to the low 300’s that range in caliber from starter type family homes with pools up to luxury homes in upscale neighborhoods that are 1/3 of what they would cost in Alberta or elsewhere in Canada at a minimum.

Reid also gets an opinion from respected and trusted Mike Orr, whom is the Director of Real Estate Practice & Theory at the WP Carey School of Business at ASU…Arizona State University.

A candid interview with Rita & Ted McCreary from Vegreville touches on the affordability aspect of purchasing a home in the Greater Phoenix Real Estate area. They purchased an 1829 sq ft home in Goodyear from the Lavine Team 2 years ago before they retired from being an RCMP officer and a provincial social worker in Alberta. This was their first entire winter here and they absolutely love it!

We sell many homes to people that are in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s ( in addition to those in their 50’s) that are mostly cashing in on Canadian home equity to complete a purchase. They want a place for family & friends to enjoy a week here and two weeks there until such time that they can spend more time down here like the McCrearys. By the time they are ready to retire they will have paid out their lines of credit and can then downsize out of their Canadian residence to split their time between home and at their home away from home.

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