The shape of the city of Scottsdale is narrow, stretched from north to south. Beginning right at the edge of Tempe by the Arizona State University Tempe campus and sports fields and north of the Loop 202, Scottsdale changes rapidly as you head north along Scottsdale Road. The home values and rental costs increase and finally end around the Tonto National Forest and Fountain Hills area.
Here are some quick facts to make renting a home in Scottsdale easier:
- The median rental price in Scottsdale is $1,800 a month, which is significantly higher than the Phoenix metro area median of about $1,100.
- The value of home listings in Scottsdale is expected to rise by about 3.8% over the next year (2015).
- About 56% of the houses in Scottsdale are single family homes and 37% are condominiums in the city of Scottsdale. Renting a home in Scottsdale has never been easier.
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Where You Want to Be
Scottsdale is a rare city in that it does not have many undesirable areas. Most of the city is suburban, so shopping for rental homes and condos of any kind is easy. There are plenty of single family apartments and condos around major shopping centers like Desert Ridge and Kierland Marketplace, if you are looking for a smaller, more urban feel. As you head north along Scottsdale Road or the 101 Freeway, the houses become more spread out and much larger. Neighborhoods like the Camden Foothills, DC Ranch, and Gainey Ranch all have luxurious homes with access to the all-too-famous “Scottsdale” lifestyle, without spending all of your savings to buy a home!
Process of Elimination
The hardest part about finding a home to rent in Scottsdale 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 Scottsdale 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 Scottsdale 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 Scottsdale! 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!
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