Like many older community members have already discovered, Maricopa is a great place to retire. However, would it be a good location for Santa to hang up his boots?

We asked a few local Realtors what advice they would give jolly ole St. Nick if he was looking for a home in Maricopa.

Pat Lairson, Coldwell Banker:

Pat Lairson
Pat Lairson

“First off, I would tell Santa to ditch coming down the chimney and to look for more energy efficient features in a home. I would [also] tell him if he wants to move before Christmas, he better hurry. I would tell him about the no down payment loan program available for Maricopa, educate him about the cost of utilities so he can incorporate that into his housing budget, answer any questions he had about Maricopa and lead him to various websites where he could find out more info about school information for his elves.

“My advice would be that it really is a great time to buy a home because in many cases a mortgage is still lower than rent; but to get all his reindeer in a row first, and then make an informed decision.”

Jay Shaver, The Maricopa Real Estate Company:

“I would advise Santa that he will need an RV gate for his sled and a large two story with many upstairs bedrooms for the elves. He’ll also need a private downstairs master bedroom for him and the Mrs. for their reindeer games.”

Terry Sperry, Coldwell Banker:

Terry Sperry
Terry Sperry

“Santa would certainly enjoy taking a break from his holiday rush to soak up some Arizona sunshine while finding that perfect home. Since Santa is so busy this time of year he will appreciate the assistance of his Realtor not only in his home search but throughout the process to assure it goes smoothly.

“Interest remains low, and if he hurries he can be in for the New Year.”

This story appeared in the December issue of InMaricopa News.

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