“Optima Kierland, know for luxury high-rise residences in Phoenix, is seeing a significant impact from Northern California buyers. The trend started about five years ago, and has continued to gain momentum. “There was a fairly healthy migration to Prescott for years from mostly northern California, and that appears to be transitioning from Southern California into the Valley’s Metro area,” says Vogel. “While Prescott is a wonderful sleepy town, many people prefer more activity and experiences that a larger city, like Scottsdale and Phoenix, offers. Along with the rest of the country, Arizona has seen a huge improvement in the housing market, which comes with appreciation. With that being said, our prices are a bargain in many cases for Californians.””

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