Winter Visitors Return 2012

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Arizona Winter Visitors

The parking lots, activity centers, golf course, and tennis courts around Sunland Village East are once again buzzing with activity. The 2012 – 2013 winter visitors started returning from all over the country / countries the middle of October. Just walking through the parking lot you see license plates from Canada, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, North & South Dakota, etc…

Winter Visitors – Increased Demand

If you are getting skunked with finding a winter rental in an Arizona Retirement Community, you can blame that on the ever increasing number of retiring baby boomers and Canadians. Their demand for warmer winters, have made finding a winter rental in Arizona very difficult.

Time to Buy!

There is still time to fly down to Arizona to find your very own vacation home. Interest rates are at all time lows. Home prices are up in the various Arizona Retirement Communities but, they are going up slowly compared to the Real Estate boom years of 2004 – 2007. Please explore the links to the left of this article. Once you find a home that fits your budget and peaks your interest – give me a call!

I look forward to meeting you in person and would appreciate your business!

Sun City West Just Sold

Sun City West Winter Home

Video of a home in Sun City West. The home in the video above, just sold to some California winter visitors. This 55+ Del Webb Arizona Retirement Community has much to offer the winter visitor / year around resident including:

  • 16,900 Homes
  • 9 Golf Courses
  • Restaurants
  • Grocery Stores
  • Pharmacies
  • Del E Webb Hospital

Rec Centers

Sun City West has 4 rec centers offering numerous social and sporting activities for the retired / soon to be retired baby boomers.

  • In Door / Out Door Swimming Pools
  • In Door / Out Door Walking Tracks
  • Ballrooms
  • Concert Hall
  • Computer Labs
  • Dance Studios
  • Hobby & Craft Rooms
  • Library etc….

Homes For Sale

Sun City West has a wide variety of floor plans. As well as, homes priced to fit many different budgets. Please explore the links below and to the left of this video, to find your new home in  an Arizona Retirement Community.

Call Jarl Today – to have a customized home search designed just for you!

Minnesota to Arizona

Minnesota to Arizona

Sky Harbor International Airport

Arizona to Minnesota

It’s time for a trip home (Minnesota)! I am sitting at Sky Harbor International Airport – ready to board a plane to Minneapolis. It has been 1-1/2 yrs since I have last been back to my home town of Owatonna – and way to long since I have last seen Mom (this is a surprise trip – nobody knows!).

Minnesota to Arizona

In 2004 my wife, (high-school sweet-heart) three junior high & high-school kids, and I, sold everything we had and set out  for a new life in Arizona.  Health reasons is what triggered our decision (rheumatoid arthritis). Our decision has been far from easy but, has made us a stronger well rounded family.

What we miss the most is family! In June of  2011 we had a daughter that fell in love on a previous trip to Owatonna, and decided to move back. The second thing we miss, are the change of seasons in Minnesota. What we don’t miss are the cold winters and mosquitos.

We have never regretted starting a family and raising our kids in a small town. Our life is definitely different in Arizona verses Minnesota. Both states are great places to live and would be hard to choose – if  health reasons were not the driving factor. Minnesota has a lot of great memories and, sitting here at the airport, brings all of those memories back.

Moving from Minnesota to Arizona has taught us a lot about ourselves and in hind site, we would do it all over again.

Moving Minnesota to Arizona?

If you are contemplating the same move, please feel free to call and ask questions – whether  you are looking for a winter / vacation home or year around home.


Jarl Kubat moved from Minnesota to Arizona

Jarl Kubat

Jarl Kubat of ARIZONA RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES | JustJarl.com – a Minnesota native. Jarl specializes in selling homes in 55 plus Retirement Communities throughout the Greater Phoenix Metro area. He can be reached at (480) 710-6326