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Surprises Buyers Get When Buying Greater Phoenix Real Estate

Surprise, Surprise

At Williams Luxury Homes, we're more than just a real estate brokerage. We are passionate EDUCATORS. Moving to a destination can be full of surprises, and Greater Phoenix is no exception. Our clients often encounter unexpected aspects of living here, from climate quirks to unique home features. In this blog, we discuss some of the top surprises awaiting Greater Phoenix newcomers. If you enjoy this piece of content, make sure to check back for future blogs on this topic.

Navigating Termite Challenges

Termite management is an ESSENTIAL PART of homeownership in Greater Phoenix.

  • The prevalence of subterranean termites here is often a surprise.
  • Regular inspections and treatments are key to preventing damage.
  • Many local companies offer effective maintenance programs.

Awareness and proactive management are crucial in safeguarding your Greater Phoenix home against termites.

Also Read: What Is It Like To Live In Arizona?

A termite crawling on the ground.

Termites Do Exist In Greater Phoenix

The Open Bathroom Design

One of the first surprises many encounter in Greater Phoenix homes is the OPEN DESIGN of the primary bathrooms.

  • These bathrooms often lack a door, with an open archway leading in from the bedroom.
  • Privacy is still considered, with toilets housed in separate enclosures.
  • This design choice, while common here, often puzzles newcomers.
  • We advise clients to consider the practical implications for their lifestyle.

Understanding this unique architectural feature helps in making informed decisions about your new home in Greater Phoenix.

Winter Weather: Not Just Sun & Heat

The winter climate in Greater Phoenix often defies the expected PERPETUAL warmth.

  • Temperatures can unexpectedly dip into the 30s during winter nights.
  • Rarely, winter days stay cool, occasionally dropping to the 40s.
  • Snow, while uncommon, has graced Central Phoenix.
  • We recommend keeping some winter clothing handy.

Preparing for these cooler temperatures ensures a comfortable first winter in Greater Phoenix.

Pools In Greater Phoenix Homes

Contrary to popular belief, only a FRACTION OF HOMES in Greater Phoenix come with a pool.

  • Only a fraction of homes here feature swimming pools.
  • Maintenance costs and seasonal use are factors to consider.
  • Alternative outdoor activities abound in the cooler months.
  • We help clients weigh the pros and cons of pool ownership.

Understanding the realities of pool ownership is vital when house hunting in Greater Phoenix.

Also Read: The Many Niches Of Arizona’s Luxury Real Estate Market

A top-down view of homes with solar panels.

Solar Panels Are Not As Common As You'd Think

Solar Panels: Expectations VS. Reality

Given the abundant sunshine, solar panels are an INTERESTING TOPIC in Greater Phoenix.

  • The percentage of homes with solar panels is surprisingly low.
  • The initial cost is a significant factor in this low adoption rate.
  • We provide insights into the costs and benefits of solar energy.
  • Navigating the solar panel decision is part of our consultation process.

Our expertise helps clients decide about solar energy in their new Greater Phoenix home.

Williams Luxury Homes

At Williams Luxury Homes, we're committed to providing a COMPREHENSIVE real estate experience. Understanding the unique aspects of Greater Phoenix living is crucial, and we're here to guide you through every step.

  • Expertise in the local market and unique housing features.
  • Tailored advice to match your lifestyle and preferences.
  • A dedicated brokerage focused on your real estate success.
  • Providing a luxury experience for every client.
  • Several departments catering to multiple niches.
  • WLH speaks over 5 languages from around the world.

Suppose you're curious about owning real estate in Arizona and want to learn more about the state's quirks. In that case, Williams Luxury Homes is here to assist. We offer personalized guidance and deep local knowledge to help you. And we mean CONFIDENTLY. From homes for sale in DC Ranch to urban townhomes in Midtown Phoenix, we have you covered. Want to learn more about how we help? Feel free to reach out.

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