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The Pros and Cons of Living in Maricopa AZ

Should I Move to Maricopa Arizona?

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Are you thinking about relocating to Maricopa, AZ?  There are some advantages and disadvantages to living in Maricopa.  Below are the pros and cons of living in Maricopa AZ.  Enjoy and contact me for all your real estate needs…

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Before I begin, I’d like to let you know that if you’re considering moving to Maricopa I have a page of essentials to look at prior to your move.  It is packed with information about utilities, is it safe, schools, things to do in Maricopa, 5 reasons to relocate, homes for sale, and much more!

I live in Maricopa and love it!  There is a lot of commercial development going on.  They recently built a new shopping center at 21423 N. John Wayne Pkwy called Maricopa Station that includes a Starbucks, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Zoyo Neighborhood Yogurt, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Sports Clips and Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers.

We are also supposed to be getting a Denny’s, an expansion to the Ak Chin Harrah’s casino, and a highway that will be a straight line directly into Phoenix, instead of everyone having to use SR 347.  This will cut down on commuting time if you work in the Phoenix area.  They are also planning on building a Ross, Burger King, Goodwill, Planet Fitness, Brakes Plus, Dunkin Donuts and possibly a Denny’s.  Maricopa continues to develop at a rapid speed!

If you will be commuting into the Phoenix area, depending on how far, buying a home on the north side of Maricopa can help cut down on your commute.  The Amtrak Train can add some time to your commute if you get stuck waiting for it at the station.  However, on a positive note, there are plans in the works to build an overpass so traffic will no longer be affected by the train.

If commuting isn’t an issue for you there are great homes for sale in subdivisions south of the tracks… Maricopa Meadows, Alterra, Palo Brea, Santa Rosa Springs, and Desert Cedars.  Plus these subdivisions are closer to Copper Sky Recreation Complex, Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center, and Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino.  Try searching homes for sale by subdivision.

To me, Maricopa is all pro’s and no cons.  So the answer is clear when looking at the pros and cons of living in Maricopa AZ.  I raise my family here, work here, and have lots of fun here.  No complaints from me.  There’s opportunity in Maricopa to grow towards the future along with the city itself.  You should definitely consider planting your roots here.

Related: What subdivision in Maricopa should I live in?What’s it like living in Maricopa?, Is Maricopa Safe?, All Maricopa Homes for Sale

The Pros and Cons of Living in  Maricopa AZ

Pros:

  • More house for your money – attractive prices!
  • Beautiful winter weather
  • Small town feel
  • Quiet
  • Young and expanding
  • Has everything you need
  • Great schools

Cons:

  • Sometimes you smell cows from nearby farms
  • Some say utility bills are higher than in the valley
  • May be a bit too far of a commuting distance for some if you work in Phoenix or further north and there are complaints of the traffic and safety on SR 347.
  •  Has a bad wrap from the housing crash where it was saturated with foreclosures.
  • Some folks only know of Maricopa as a vast empty desert wasteland in the middle of nowhere.  Boy, have things changed since pre-2000’s!

What are the Maricopa crime statistics?  Is Maricopa safe?  Safewise.com ranked Maricopa #5 safest cities in Arizona for 2017.  Check out the stats here.

Maricopa is a quiet city, nestled outside of the Phoenix area about 15 minutes through the desert via State Road 347… away from the hustle and bustle of the valley.  It’s a great place to live or purchase an investment or vacation home.  Maricopa is young and expanding at a fast pace so we can expect to see a lot of exciting developments in the next few years.  It’s a great time to buy!

After seeing the pros and cons of living in Maricopa AZ you may decide you’d like to purchase a home there.  Let’s get started.  Contact me below to begin your home search in Maricopa…

To Buy or Sell a Home in Maricopa Contact:
Jason Bechtold, Realtor
The Maricopa Real Estate Company
Call or Text: (732) 306-7971
JasonBechtoldRealtor@gmail.com

Great Links:
How to Buy a Home in Arizona
How to Prepare your Arizona Home for a Sale
Search Arizona Homes for Sale

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Moving to Maricopa AZ? 5 Reasons to Move

Thinking about Moving to Maricopa AZ?

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Thinking about moving to Maricopa AZ?  There are many reasons why you should.  I moved here in 2011 and have loved every minute of it.  I’ve watched it go through many changes and grow.  I made a great choice by relocating here.  So, why should you relocate?  Here are 5 reasons to move to Maricopa AZ:

1.  You get more house for your money.  Search for homes here.  First of all, try searching different towns using one price range.  Then search that price range in Maricopa and see the results.  Sure, the prices aren’t as low as they were a few years ago but it still is a great time to buy.  It’s still a great time for moving to Maricopa AZ.

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2.  Maricopa is young and expanding.  In looking at the 5 reasons to move to Maricopa AZ you will want to know about the future of the city.  The city of Maricopa was established in 1857 but it was incorporated in 2003.  2003 is when they began to build all of the centrally located subdivision homes.  So you know you will be getting a newer house.  There is also lots of great places that have been built here… Harrahs Ak-Chin Hotel and Casino (currently expanding), Ultrastar Multitainment Center (movies, bowling, arcade, laser tag, sports bar, and restaurants), a new city hall, a Central Arizona College campus, Maricopa Station shopping center, and the list goes on.  We are also supposed to get a Denny’s, Ross, Burger King and Dunkin Donuts. 🙂

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3.  Commuting distance to Phoenix.  Many people live in Maricopa but work in the valley area.  The drive to East Phoenix is about 25 minutes.  The distance from Maricopa to central Phoenix is 34 miles.  There are plans in the works to make a highway in a straight line from Maricopa to Phoenix which will be a great short cut.

Related: Pros and Cons of Living in Maricopa, AZWhat’s it like living in Maricopa, Is Maricopa Safe?

4.  Maricopa has that small town feel.  Do you like carnivals, festivals, live music and community events?  Fortunately, Maricopa has its share of events annually.   Check out the city’s events calendar.  It’s also likely you will run into people you know at the supermarket.  The people are friendly and care about the community and each other.  However, the valley is right around the corner if you are seeking something Copa doesn’t have to offer.  Moving to Maricopa AZ is a good choice!

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5.  It has everything you need.  There are two supermarkets, CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Restaurants, Starbucks, Entertainment, Urgent Care, Doctors, Pharmacies, a Community College (Central Arizona College), Salons, Golfing, Real Estate Agents (hehe)… the list goes on.

So, there are the 5 reasons to move to Maricopa AZ.  I do think Moving to Maricopa AZ is a great idea.  I don’t hear many complaints and overall it’s a great place to live.  If you have considered moving to Maricopa, let me know.  In conclusion, I can help with anything you need.  I am a Maricopa, AZ realtor who lives, loves and works in Maricopa.

To Buy or Sell a Home Contact:
Jason Bechtold, Realtor
The Maricopa Real Estate Company
Call or Text: (732) 306-7971
JasonBechtoldRealtor@gmail.com


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Selling a Home During a Divorce in Maricopa AZ

Selling a Home During a Divorce in Maricopa AZ and throughout the Phoenix Area

Selling a Home During a Divorce in Maricopa AZ

Selling a home during a divorce in Maricopa AZ or the Phoenix area is a stressful time for all of those involved.  There are many things that need to be settled to make the divorce complete.  One of those things often involves selling your home… one of your biggest investments.  Here are some items to think about to complete the process with as little stress as possible.

Jason Bechtold, Realtor
Serving Maricopa and the Phoenix area
The Maricopa Real Estate Company
Call or Text: (732) 306-7971
jasonbechtoldrealtor@gmail.com

  1.  Who gets the house?  This can be complicated, however, if one party can afford the home it is possible they can keep it and buy the other out.  It’s not as simple as taking over the mortgage.  The home will need to be refinanced so the other person involved is taken off the mortgage and deed.  I have a recommendation for a mortgage lender if you need one.  If neither person wants the house it will be time to sell it and split the profits if there are any.
  2. Sell the Home  You can try to sell your home on your own but this will add a lot of additional stress.  It’s much easier to hire a Maricopa real estate agent to handle the sale and be neutral during the process.  Remember to keep this as a business decision during the divorce.  Think with your brain and not your heart.  The realtor can also work with an attorney through the process if you have one.  If you both walk away from the home and it goes into foreclosure it’s going to damage your credit so it’s best to avoid this.
  3. Divide the Funds  This can be relatively simple.  The escrow company can properly disperse all funds to the appropriate parties at closing after paying off all of the home’s obligations and any agreed upon marital debts.

A divorce is an extremely emotional time for everyone involved.  You will want to work with professionals who are sympathetic and neutral through the process.  I am a Maricopa Arizona resident and real estate agent.  My services are available throughout the Phoenix area.  I can assist you in getting your home sold quickly and for the most profit.   Contact me on the form below…

Sell My Home in Rancho el Dorado in Maricopa AZ

Sell My Home in Rancho el Dorado in Maricopa AZ

If you live in the subdivision of Rancho el Dorado in Maricopa Arizona and are looking to sell your home, you have come to the right place.  Let’s get started…

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The Maricopa Real Estate Company
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Sell My Home in Cobblestone Farms in Maricopa AZ

Sell My Home in Cobblestone Farms in Maricopa AZ

If you live in the subdivision of Cobblestone Farms in Maricopa Arizona and are looking to sell your home, you have come to the right place.  Let’s get started…

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Jason Bechtold, Realtor
The Maricopa Real Estate Company
Cell: (732) 306-7971
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Sell My Home in Santa Rosa Springs in Maricopa AZ

Sell My Home in Santa Rosa Springs in Maricopa AZ

If you live in the subdivision of Santa Rosa Springs in Maricopa Arizona and are looking to sell your home, you have come to the right place.  Let’s get started…

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Sell My Home in Palo Brea in Maricopa AZ

Sell My Home in Palo Brea in Maricopa AZ

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The Maricopa Real Estate Company
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Sell My Home in Desert Passage in Maricopa AZ

Sell My Home in Desert Passage in Maricopa AZ

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The Maricopa Real Estate Company
Cell: (732) 306-7971
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Sell My Home in Alterra in Maricopa AZ

Sell My Home in Alterra in Maricopa AZ

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The Maricopa Real Estate Company
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Sell My Home in Maricopa Meadows in Maricopa AZ

Sell My Home in Maricopa Meadows in Maricopa AZ

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Sell My Home in Acacia Crossings in Maricopa AZ

Sell My Home in Acacia Crossings in Maricopa AZ

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The Maricopa Real Estate Company
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Sell My Home in Glennwilde Groves in Maricopa AZ

Sell My Home in Glennwilde Groves in Maricopa AZ

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Jason Bechtold, Realtor
The Maricopa Real Estate Company
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