Buying a Home in Queen Creek
Queen Creek homes are in some of the up and coming neighborhoods in the metropolitan Phoenix area. Between the brand new homes on golf courses to the large lots with renovated backyards, the city of Queen Creek has it all. Its nearness to the other cities in the Valley, yet seclusion from many neighborhoods provide the residents of Queen Creek with a ‘small town’ community full of places to eat and shop (not to mention, great schools). Now for some need-to-know facts from our Century 21 Northwest realty team about buying a home in Queen Creek.
Buying a home in Queen Creek & Investment
- About 647 homes were sold in Queen Creek so far this year (2014).
- The average home value index is $169,000, with the median list price at $200,000 and the median sale price around $174,000, which is almost 6% higher than sales in the past few years.
- About 82% of the neighborhoods are filled with single families. The other 18% live in condos and apartments.
- The main kinds of people who live in Queen Creek are moderate income families and new homeowners.
- The mortgage rate for the area is about 4% (extremely close to the national average).
- The market value is set to increase by about 3.8% in the next year!
After the late market crash, the Arizona home market has been on the rise. It is a Buyer’s Market in Queen Creek this year! Buying a home in Queen Creek has become an extremely lucrative investment, for both large families and single people! At around 4.00% in the summer of 2014, the mortgage rate in Arizona is very close to the national rate of 3.98%, which makes now the right time to consider buying a home.
Buying a Home in Queen Creek & Excellent Schools
Let’s talk schools. Whether your kids are blossoming academics or rugged athletes, Queen Creek offers some of the best primary and secondary educational facilities in the state. High schools like Cavit San Tan Foothills High School dominate the athletic scene, while charter and private schools like the American Leadership Academy- Queen Creek and Cambridge Academy East produce graduates with some of the highest test scores in the country.
Buying a Home in Queen Creek & Neighborhood Perks
We find that one of the reasons buyers look at Queen Creek is the affordability of new homes and close-knit, family-oriented neighborhoods. There are many sustainable agricultural places to visit and eat in the nearby area, such as Schnepf Farms, Superstition Farm, and the Queen Creek Olive Mill (which draws in people from all over metro Phoenix). Snuggled between Chandler and the San Tan Valley, Queen Creek is mostly a suburban area. There are a some great local hotspots to find in the center of town, but nothing like the “Scottsdale nightlife”. However, there is plenty of fun to be had in Queen Creek! The Las Colinas Golf Club and the Trilogy Golf Club at Power Ranch, as well as the San Tan Mountain Regional Park, are only the tip of the iceberg!
Thinking of Buying a Home in Queen Creek?
When buying a home in Queen Creek, our C21 team recommends looking for deals in the Orchard Ranchettes, Emperor Estates, Montelena, and Langley Gateway Estates. There are a variety of housing options for any budget in these areas. Be sure to explore these locations when you consider buying a home in Queen Creek. Century 21 Northwest agents are standing by to answer any questions! Give us a call today and let’s get started finding your home! 623.299.2148
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