Snuggled between Tonto National Forest, San Tan Valley, and Tempe, Mesa is mostly a suburban area. Mesa 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 Mesa has it all. Its nearness to the other cities in the Valley and wide span of growing job opportunities makes Mesa one of the best places to be in the metro area (not to mention, a huge selection of schools).
Here are some quick facts to make renting a home in Mesa easier:
- About 6325 homes were sold in Mesa so far this year (2014).
- The average home value index is $178,000, with the median list price at $209,000 and the median sale price around $185,000, which is almost 2% higher than sales in the past few years.
- About 70% of the neighborhoods are filled with single families. The other 30% live in condos and apartments.
- The main kinds of people who live in Mesa are moderate income families, veterans, and seniors over the age of 60.
- 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!
Where You Want to Be
We find that one of the reasons renters look at Mesa is the affordability of new homes and family-oriented neighborhoods. There are many incredible job opportunities, such as Banner Health Systems and Boeing, as well as nearly 200 schools from private preschools to football champion high schools. There are a some great local hotspots to explore (from Golfland Sunsplash to the Mesa Arts Center). Mesa is rich in Native American and geographical history. It is worth a visit out to the Saguaro Lake or Apache Trails! When renting a home in Mesa, our CENTURY 21 team recommends looking for deals in the Fountain of the Sun, Red Mountain Ranch, and Arizona Skyline Community neighborhoods. There are a variety of housing options for any budget in these areas. Be sure to explore these locations when you consider renting a home in Mesa. You can have access to the “Mesa” lifestyle, without spending all of your savings to buy a home!
Process of Elimination
The hardest part about finding a home to rent in Mesa is eliminating all of the other attractive homes from your list! Finding the perfect home takes time, but our agents are not ones to sit around a wait for the best Mesa rental listing to come to you. Rather, our process is simple and aggressive. Each CENTURY 21 agent is available around the clock to create a list of exactly what your are looking for in your Mesa rental home. Next, we begin to compile lists of ALL available homes on the market right now (not just the ones that are listed with CENTURY 21 Northwest). Our team arranges viewings around your schedule and always pre-approves the home before you even step foot in it. The elimination process is difficult, especially for homes in Mesa! The most important thing you, as the renter, need to bring to the table is an idea of what you are looking for and, more importantly, what you are not looking for in your future rental home. Our agents will take it from there!
To see a list of all the listings for renting a home in Mesa, click here.