No RENTS for the Weary

Are you having trouble finding a rental property in Phoenix right now? Well, you are not alone. Our rental inventory is a fraction of what it was a few years ago. Just to out things in perspective, in 2008,there were roughly 10,000 properties listed for rent in Metro Phoenix. Right now, there are less than 2200 homes or rent, listed on the MLS. And I mean in all of Metro Phoenix, meaning Phoenix and its suburbs.   That figure does not include vacation homes, but good luck there where rents are significantly higher than market rents, due to the furnished and short term nature of these leases. And keep in mind that there were a lot less people living here in 2008 than there are now.

Can't find a home to rent?

Can’t find a home to rent?

You might find some additional properties on Craigslist or Zillow, or by driving around, desperately looking for For Rent signs posted in the front yards of potential rentals.  Some might even resort to calling homes for sale, and begging the seller to rent instead. Yup. It’s tough out there.

So guess what’s going to happen? Rents are going to go up. It’s a simple matter of supply and demand.  You will be paying more rent, that is, if you are lucky enough to find a home to rent!

Do you ever think about ending this rental madness?  You should. These days, with lower interest rates, low down payment mortgage options and down payment assistance programs, you can get into a home with a cash equivalent of your security deposit, and a monthly payment that is equal to – or even less than – your monthly rent, including all the taxes and insurance. Plus you get a tax write off!

Jacana - Rent v BuyThink you can’t buy? Do you have a million excuses why you must remain a lifetime renter? Well, check this out:

See this house —->

You can rent it right now for about $1325 per month.

Screenshot 2016-03-20 08.13.36Or you could buy this $185,000 home with an FHA loan, 3,5% down at 5% interest (which is a little higher than the average mortgage rate right now) for $1254 per month.

 

If you qualify for one of several down payment assistance programs available right now, you could make this purchase with as little as $1000 in your pocket. I am serious!!

Check out these great homes you could be buying by trading in your rent payment for a mortgage payment:

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1027 W Desert Mountain Drive, San Tan Valley 85143, Parcel A AT Skyline Ranch Phase 2

  • $215,000
  • Bedrooms: 3, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 1,340
  • Lot size: 5,176
  • Year built: 2006
  • MLS #: 5994424
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1086 E Mayfield Drive, San Tan Valley 85143, Rancho Bella Vista Unit 2

  • $205,000
  • Bedrooms: 3, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 1,269
  • Lot size: 5,160
  • Year built: 2005
  • MLS #: 5988436
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514 S Evergreen Road, Tempe 85281, University Shadows

  • $158,250
  • Bedrooms: 2, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 987
  • Lot size: 1,049
  • Year built: 1982
  • MLS #: 5991136
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9716 E Baltimore Circle, Mesa 85207, University Manor

  • $225,000
  • Bedrooms: 3, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 1,300
  • Lot size: 4,400
  • Year built: 2002
  • MLS #: 5984024
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1500 W Rio Salado Parkway, Mesa 85201, Country Club Heights Unit 3 2ND Amd 1-152 A-D

  • $159,000
  • Bedrooms: 2, Baths: 2.5
  • Home size: 1,100
  • Lot size: 797
  • Year built: 1974
  • MLS #: 5993918
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28328 N Crimm Road, San Tan Valley 85143, Johnson Ranch Unit 27

  • $225,000
  • Bedrooms: 4, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 1,908
  • Lot size: 5,486
  • Year built: 2007
  • MLS #: 5990883
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35041 N Bandolier Drive, Queen Creek 85142, Morning Sun Farms Phase 2

  • $221,900
  • Bedrooms: 3, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 1,312
  • Lot size: 5,908
  • Year built: 2004
  • MLS #: 5993742
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7517 E Hackamore Circle, Mesa 85207, Moondance

  • $225,000
  • Bedrooms: 2, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 1,178
  • Lot size: 9,736
  • Year built: 1987
  • MLS #: 5994230
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2589 W Wrangler Way, San Tan Valley 85142, Morning Sun Farms Phase 1

  • $207,900
  • Bedrooms: 3, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 1,302
  • Lot size: 6,996
  • Year built: 2004
  • MLS #: 5993250
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826 E Rossi Court, San Tan Valley 85140, Cambria Parcel 3

  • $197,000
  • Bedrooms: 3, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 1,128
  • Lot size: 3,874
  • Year built: 2002
  • MLS #: 5990053
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1339 S Sabino Drive, Gilbert 85296, Gardens

  • $212,500
  • Bedrooms: 2, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 1,187
  • Lot size: 618
  • Year built: 2006
  • MLS #: 5973858
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2850 E Bagdad Road, San Tan Valley 85143, Copper Basin Unit 1

  • $182,000
  • Bedrooms: 3, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 1,276
  • Lot size: 5,061
  • Year built: 2003
  • MLS #: 5993928
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30144 N Desert Willow Boulevard, San Tan Valley 85143, Johnson Ranch Unit 3A

  • $225,000
  • Bedrooms: 4, Baths: 2.5
  • Home size: 1,905
  • Lot size: 10,000
  • Year built: 2001
  • MLS #: 5980497
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4072 E Windsor Drive, Gilbert 85296, Gardens Parcel 5 Condominium Amd

  • $210,000
  • Bedrooms: 2, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 1,187
  • Lot size: 618
  • Year built: 2006
  • MLS #: 5993115
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1260 E Desert Rose Trail, San Tan Valley 85143, Johnson Ranch

  • $215,000
  • Bedrooms: 3, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 1,441
  • Lot size: 8,935
  • Year built: 2000
  • MLS #: 5991380
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