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Furnished Arizona Homes For Sale

Furnished Arizona Homes

Furnished Arizona Homes – With the 2013 / 2014 winter season fast approaching, there is still plenty of time to purchase your winter get away in Arizona. Furnished homes for sale in Arizona Retirement Communities are very common, as a large percentage of these homes are second homes. Most of these second homes are only lived in 3-6 months out of the year (November – April). When it comes time to sell these homes, a large percentage of sellers choose to sell everything (sometimes even the car in the garage). When I say everything, I mean everything: beds, dishes, linens, pots and pans, golf cart, golf clubs, flat screen t.v…. etc… even the booze in the liquor cabinet (this can be removed by the real estate agent at close of escrow if you choose :)).

Furniture Value

Buying  a furnished home can save a lot of money and time. When searching for furnished Arizona homes, there are several homes that are not advertised as furnished that sell furnished. Some sellers choose to sell the furniture by separate bill of sale – others include the furniture with the sale price. Buying a home furnished, typically adds $2-$6k  to the final accepted sales price. Obviously, if the items being included in the sale are brand new with flat screen televisions, leather sofas and the new golf cart in the garage – the price quickly goes up. Even if you don’t put a lot of value on the furniture in a home – it is a nice way to get started.

Furnishing Your New Home

If you are unable to find a furnished home that fits your style, there are other affordable options. Several of my past clients have furnished their new home by going to garage sales, estate sales, and adds on Craigs list. Most of my past clients have furnished their homes with a budget of $5-$12k (combination of new and used).

Furnished Arizona Homes | For Sale

The following links below, will give you the list of homes that are advertised as being sold furnished on the Arizona MLS (multiple listing service). All of the listings in the links below are in Arizona Retirement Communities. If you are searching for a home in a particular retirement community – please contact me and I  will set you up on a custom search for that community.


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Retirement Community Locations

The above Google map Search shows the exact location of more than 40 (forty) Arizona Retirement communities throughout the Phoenix metro area. Map is interactive so click away – to explore some of Arizona’s Best Retirement Communities. Click on the blue location markers to see a current list of homes for sale within each community. The map above also allows you to zoom in and out on a particular community. You can also pan the map, by a right click and hold with your mouse.

Community Tours

For a free private (no obligation) tour of homes in any of the above Arizona Retirement Communities – please fill out the contact form below (your information will not be shared with anyone else).




ARIZONA RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES | – provides 85 custom searches of homes for sale in retirement communities throughout the Phoenix metro area. Arizona Cities where these communities are located include:

  • Chandler
  • Gilbert
  • Goodyear
  • Mesa
  • Phoenix
  • Scottsdale
  • Sun City / Sun City West
  • Sun Lakes
  • Surprise

The Arizona Retirement Communities listed to your left, are the communities within each city. Please explore those 85 home searches for your new Arizona home. These links are updated multiple times a day – so stop back often!

Market Update | October 2012

Since  March of 2012 the real estate market in Arizona Retirement Communities has stabilized. In many of these communities, prices are up by 5-10%. The bottom of our housing market values were in 2010, in most areas of the valley. Inventory is down (lowest number of listings since 2006).

Winter / Vacation Home

There is still plenty of time for you to find a home / patio home in an Arizona Retirement Community for the 2012 / 2013 winter season. Vacant homes can close escrow in 10 days (or less). Occupied homes can close escrow in 30 -45 days (or less). Another option is Furnished Homes. There are several homes in various communities, that are being sold with everything in it (just bring your tooth brush).

When new listings come on – if they are nice! They are selling within a few days. The homes that sell the quickest, are the ones that need the least updating (ac/heat, cabinets, flooring, paint, roof, etc…) The trick to finding a home in the older communities – is to find one with a updated heating / cooling system and a newer roof (Norma. These two items together can cost $12 -$15k). Life expectancy of a heating /cooling system is 15-20 yrs and a roof (depending upon architectural thickness 20, 25, 30 year shingles) will last 15, 20, 25 years.

There are several newer Arizona Retirement Communities throughout the valley. If you desire a newer style home, please let me know and I will design a custom homes search (free) for you!

Jarl’s Guarantee!

Need a home in Arizona for this winter (2012 / 2013)? Make a 3 – 5 day trip to Arizona before December 1st 2012 to find a home – I will work hard to get you the best possible price, terms and conditions on the purchase of your new home in Arizona.

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