[Howie Fischer seems to be dabbling in Arizona real estate… journalism. I thought politics was his beat.]
Phoenicians love to tease us Scottsdale folks with “Snottsdale” quips. This article shows that we are but a simple, (house) poor people.
Around the East Valley, it appears that Scottsdale home buyers are the ones most likely to stretch their dollars. There, nearly 22 percent of those with mortgages were paying at least 40 percent [of household income].
Mesa followed at 19.7 percent, with 17.9 percent of Tempe homeowners paying that much each month. In Gilbert, the figure was 16.5 percent.
Don’t cry for me Tempe.