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Relocation

MORE Relocation Expertise

If you are being relocated and need to sell your home in Arizona, The Team with MORE can help you do everything needed to get your home sold on your terms. We have over two decades of working with relocating families and relocation companies—you can trust us to handle your sale efficiently while still keeping your goals in mind.

 

If you are being relocated to the Valley of the Sun, choose the The Team with MORE to help you quickly find your perfect fit. With our vast knowledge of communities, schools, and amenities in a wide variety of areas, we can assist you in finding the right fit for your family. We understand moving a family and ensuring a seamless transition can be stressful as we’ve successfully helped hundreds of families quickly acclimate to their new home in Arizona. To make your relocation easier, check out our AZ Relocation Guide below with helpful hints and links.    

Arizona Relocation Guide

1. The weather is wonderful, but can be challenging

Sun, sun, and more sun! With over 300 days of sunshine a year, the Greater Phoenix area is commonly referred to as the “Valley of the Sun” and attracts people from all over the US to relocate here. Temperatures are relatively mild from the months of October to May making it an ideal place to enjoy the outdoors for those wanting to escape colder winters. 

The desert climate here can also be a bit difficult. The summer months bring hotter temperatures so you have to be prepared and careful when outside. Make sure to hydrate and to wear sunscreen when out in the sun even in cooler temperatures. The end of the summer months typically brings in a monsoon season where haboobs (dust storms), torrential rains, and floods can occur in a flash so you have to pay attention to any potential weather warninings.

2. Taxes

The state of Arizona has relatively low property tax rates, thanks in part to a law that caps the total tax rate on owner-occupied homes. The average effective tax rate in the state is 0.62%, which is well below the 1.07% national average. Below are a few links to resources that will help you understand more about the various taxes levied in the state, as well as where Arizona ranks compared to other states when it comes to taxes.  

3. Housing Market

The housing market in Arizona can get as hot as the summers. Check out the latest data from the Team with MORE that highlight opportunities for anyone considering relocating.

Latest Market Report

4. Traffic and Transportation

The grid system in Phoenix makes it easy to know how to get around even without GPS. Despite being one of the largest cities in the US, Phoenix ranks better than many other cities that are similar in size when it comes to traffic. Public transportation is expanding with light rail and additional bus lines to help with the increasing population. 

Traffic Report

Public Transportation

5. Getting a New Driver’s License

To apply for an Arizona driver’s license or the Voluntary Travel ID, you can go to a local Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) or for your convenience, you can begin the process online. Check out AZ DOT’s site for more info.

Arizona Driver License

6. Vehicle Registration

AZ state law requires that you register your vehicle with the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) once you relocate and establish residency. You must register in person with your vehicle title, proof of ID, a completed application form, and any associated fees. Check out the MVD website for more information on registration and vehicle emissions testing.

MVD Registration

AZ Emissions

7. Becoming a Resident

Becoming a resident in Arizona requires the following steps after your relocation:

a. Establishing a domicile in Arizona.

b. Live in Arizona for at least nine months.

c. Use your address to obtain things like your driver’s license,
opening a bank account, and registering your vehicle (to name a few).

8. Mortgage Information

Check out the following links to various lenders for the latest in mortgage info and rates. 

Wells Fargo

Bank of America

9. Moving Resources

Here is a list from top10.com on moving companies if you are considering your options for relocation.

Moving Companies

10. AZ Job Market

Whether you are an employer or seeking that perfect opportunity, Arizona’s vibrant job market is perfect for relocation. Check out the University of Arizona’s economic forecast for the state for the next few years and search for opportunities or employees at arizonajobmarket.com.

AZ Jobs

11. Schools and Universities

Arizona is home to a wide range of choices for education. From charter and private schools to public schools, you’ll have the flexibility to find what best fits your family when it comes to K-12 education. Check out the following school resources that can help you in your search. Post-secondary education opportunity is also abundant with universities across the state.

12. Fun Arizonaisms

What’s “The Valley” mean anyway? It’s short for “Valley of the Sun,” which describes the Phoenix Metropolitan area. Here are some other fun facts about the Grand Canyon State you’ll enjoy.

Fun Facts about Arizona

MORE AZ Relocation Resources

Relocation Companies •  Moving Checklist • Home Search •  Lending Services • Home Services

 • Child/Pet Care Services • Community Organizations

Relocating out of Arizona?

If you are being moved outside of the Phoenix Metro area and need assistance selling your home, The Team with MORE can also make this experience a positive one. To start, one or more of the team will meet with you to explain trends in the local market, as well as explain the benefits and marketing tools available through Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty. We will assist you in selecting a price that positions your home for a sale within 90 days and provide marketing that brings the most exposure to your property through local networking, as well as internet marketing to reach local, national, and international buyers.