Relocating to Arizona

Are you thinking of relocating to Arizona? If so, there are some things you should know as an Arizona resident. Arizona Revised Statute -State law- requires that you obtain an Arizona vehicle registration and driver license, immediately if any of the following applies:

  • You work in Arizona (other than for seasonal agricultural work).
  • You are registered to vote in Arizona.
  • You place children in school without paying the tuition rate of a nonresident.
  • You have a business with an office in Arizona that bases and operates vehicles in this state.
  • You obtain a state license or pay school tuition fees at the same rate as an Arizona resident.
  • You have a business that operates vehicles to transport goods or passengers within Arizona.
  • You remain in Arizona for a total of seven months or more during any calendar year, regardless of your permanent residence.
  • Out-of-state students enrolled with seven or more semester hours, are not considered Arizona residents, regardless of employment.
  • Active duty military personnel based in Arizona who qualify for exemption under the Service Members Civil Relief Act of 2003 are not considered Arizona residents.

Buyer Advisory

To help you have a pleasant transition in relocating to Arizona, we have compiled information regarding buying a home in Arizona. Before buying a home anywhere, you should always do these 3 things:

  • Have the property inspected by a qualified house inspector. This will give you insight on the integrity of the house including plumbing and electrical wiring.
  • Examine carefully the documents associated with the property. These could contain important information about the house you are about to buy.
  • Research the area around your home. Things like school districts, crime rates, and zoning laws may affect your overall happiness in your community.
  • Repairs, Remodeling and New Construction
  • Square Footage
  • Roof
  • Swimming Pools and Spas (Barriers)
  • Septic and Wastewater Treatment Facilities
  • Sewer
  • Water/Well Issues (Adjudications, CAGRDs)
  • Soil Problems
  • Previous Fire/Flood
  • Pests (Scorpions, Bed bugs, Roof Rats, Termites & Bark Beetles)
  • Endangered & Threatened Species
  • Deaths & Felonies on the Property
  • Indoor Concerns (Mold, Chinese Drywall, Radon Gas & Carbon Monoxide, Drug labs)
  • Property Boundaries
  • Flood Insurance / Flood Plain Status
  • Insurance (Claims History)
  • Plumbing, Cooling/Heating, electrical systems)
  • Purchase Contract
  • MLS Printout
  • The Subdivision Disclosure Report
  • Seller’s Property Disclosure Statement
  • Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions
  • Homeowner’s Association Documents
  • HOA Disclosures
  • Community Facilities District
  • Title Report or Title Commitment
  • Loan Information & Documents
  • Home Warranty Policy
  • Affidavit of Disclosure
  • Lead-Based Paint Disclosure Form
  • Professional Inspection Report
  • County Assessors/Tax Records
  • Termites and Other Wood Destroying Insects and Organisms
  • Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act
  • Environmental Concerns (Environmentally Sensitive Land Ordinance)
  • Electromagnetic Fields
  • Superfund Sites
  • Freeway Construction
  • Traffic Conditions
  • Crime Statistics
  • Sex Offenders
  • Forested Areas
  • Military and Public Airports
  • Zoning/Planning/Neighborhood Services
  • Schools
  • City Profile Report

Please call Mark Finchem for further information regarding relocating to Arizona: (520) 808-7340.