Baby Boomers Rethink Location of Second Homes with Scottsdale Realtor

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It’s no wonder people are packing up and moving to the sunnier places. Reports from top resources point to 2005 as the worst year for extreme weather and worst Atlantic hurricane season.

It’s no wonder people are packing up and moving to the sunnier places. Reports from top resources like the USA Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the World Wildlife Fund point to 2005 as the worst year for extreme weather and worst Atlantic hurricane season. And Realtor® Echo Farrell is seeing an increase in the number of people wanting to move to Arizona, in particular Scottsdale, rated 35th among the Top 100 ‘Best Places to Live’ in 2005 by Money magazine and CNN/Money.

“Although characteristically January is always a busy time, I’ve witnessed a spike in the number of hits to my website’s relocation page,” said Echo Farrell. “In that section, I offer free information to people who want to learn more about Scottsdale, Fountain Hills, Paradise Valley and other popular cities in the Phoenix metro areas they are considering for their future homes.”

This past fall a client of Farrell’s, who currently owns a second home in Florida, decided to take a look elsewhere for alternative locations for his winter home. While scouting condominiums in Scottsdale he said, “My wife was getting up at 4:00 every morning to watch the weather channel to see if we had to worry about our home. We love our second home in Florida, but we can’t live like this, worrying about coming back in the winter to face a pile of rubble and a minimum of a year to re-build.”

Retirement and recreational home owners are taking a hard look at destinations throughout the Southwest that offer:

  • second home affordability
  • sunshine
  • amenities
  • shopping
  • recreation
  • less worries about natural disasters.

Another factor that is appealing is the reduced energy cost for those who choose to have a winter home in Arizona. The results can be a substantial savings for those who have lived in extreme winter conditions.

While there are no guarantees that Arizona won’t get hit with a fluke weather system, the odds are that the only major weather factor will be if the thermometer hits above 90 during the winter season.

Echo in History    

Echo Farrell has lived in the Scottsdale area for 17 years and has her finger on the pulse of the region when it comes to real estate trends. As an experienced Realtor® with Intero Real Estate Services, she is an expert in the Phoenix and Scottsdale real estate markets and works with both buyers and sellers to help them achieve their real estate dreams.

In short, Echo is the Realtor® guiding people to "The West's Most Western Town," a phrase notably coined by the Scottsdale’s first mayor, Malcolm White, and echoed among the Western civilization and others seeking a port in the relocation storm. Contact Echo at (480) 607-9990 or visit her web site at http://www.azsonorahomes.com/relo.html for free a free area information package.

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