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By Troy Elston | Agent in Peoria, AZ
  • Homes in Phoenix AZ That Just Hit the Market - April 2, 2013

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Phoenix, In My Neighborhood in Phoenix  |  April 2, 2013 3:23 PM  |  265 views  |  No comments
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    73 Affordable Homes for Sale in Phoenix

    Price: $485,000
    Location: 7TH ST. AND GLENDALE - Phoenix AZ 85020
    4 Bed, 3 Bath, 2495 SqFt
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    Days On Market: 1 Days
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    PropertyID:4912834


    Price: $475,000
    Location: INDIAN SCHOOL & 56TH STREET - Phoenix AZ 85018
    4 Bed, 3 Bath, 3100 SqFt
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    Days On Market: 1 Days
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    PropertyID:4912792


    Price: $473,777
    Location: CHANDLER BLVD & 32ND ST - Phoenix AZ 85048
    5 Bed, 3 Bath, 3254 SqFt
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    Days On Market: 1 Days
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    PropertyID:4913171


    Price: $469,900
    Location: 2 MILES S OF BASELINE, W OF 19TH AVE - Phoenix AZ 85041
    4 Bed, 4 Bath, 3589 SqFt
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    Days On Market: 3 Days
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    PropertyID:4912614


    Price: $449,900
    Location: 7TH AVE & MARYLAND - Phoenix AZ 85013
    5 Bed, 3 Bath, 3253 SqFt
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    Days On Market: 3 Days
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    PropertyID:4912604


    Price: $439,000
    Location: 44TH ST & INDIAN SCHOOL - Phoenix AZ 85018
    5 Bed, 2 Bath, 2402 SqFt
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    Days On Market: 1 Days
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    PropertyID:4913267


    Price: $424,999
    Location: CAVE CREEK AND SHARON - Phoenix AZ 85022
    5 Bed, 3 Bath, 3683 SqFt
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    Days On Market: 1 Days
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    PropertyID:4912769


    Price: $415,000
    Location: GLENDALE & 12TH STREET - Phoenix AZ 85014
    3 Bed, 3 Bath, 2183 SqFt
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    Days On Market: 1 Days
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    PropertyID:4913152


    Price: $414,900
    Location: 16TH ST & CAREFREE HIGHWAY - Phoenix AZ 85086
    4 Bed, 2 Bath, 2175 SqFt
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    Days On Market: 1 Days
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    PropertyID:4913024


    Price: $399,990
    Location: 7TH AVENUE AND NORTHERN - Phoenix AZ 85021
    3 Bed, 2 Bath, 2867 SqFt
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    Days On Market: 1 Days
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    PropertyID:4913130


    Price: $395,000
    Location: 7TH STREET & DESERT HILLS DRIVE - Phoenix AZ 85086
    4 Bed, 3 Bath, 3269 SqFt
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    Days On Market: 2 Days
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    PropertyID:4912630


    Price: $394,900
    Location: CAREFREE HIGHWAY AND 27TH AVENUE - Phoenix AZ 85086
    5 Bed, 3 Bath, 4100 SqFt
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    PropertyID:4913307


    Price: $375,000
    Location: 16TH STREET AND MARYLAND - Phoenix AZ 85014
    4 Bed, 3 Bath, 2317 SqFt

    Days On Market: 3 Days
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    PropertyID:4912383


    Price: $364,900
    Location: CHANDLER BLVD & 17TH AVE - Phoenix AZ 85045
    4 Bed, 2 Bath, 2209 SqFt
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    Days On Market: 3 Days
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    PropertyID:4912545


    Price: $350,000
    Location: 7TH AVE & BETHANY HOME - Phoenix AZ 85013
    5 Bed, 3 Bath, 2206 SqFt
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    Days On Market: 3 Days
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    PropertyID:4912638


    Price: $349,000
    Location: HAPPY VALLEY AND I-17 - Phoenix AZ 85085
    5 Bed, 3 Bath, 2970 SqFt
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    Days On Market: 1 Days
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    PropertyID:4913175


    Price: $339,500
    Location: 67TH AVE & HAPPY VALLEY ROAD - Phoenix AZ 85083
    5 Bed, 3 Bath, 2638 SqFt
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    PropertyID:4913037


    Price: $335,000
    Location: 67TH AVE. AND HAPPY VALLEY - Phoenix AZ 85083
    4 Bed, 3 Bath, 2866 SqFt
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    PropertyID:4912971


    Price: $334,900
    Location: 40TH STREET AND CAMELBACK - Phoenix AZ 85018
    3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1092 SqFt
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    PropertyID:4912799


    Price: $325,000
    Location: 55TH AVE AND HAPPY VALLEY - Phoenix AZ 85083
    4 Bed, 3 Bath, 3077 SqFt
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    Days On Market: 3 Days
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    PropertyID:4912536


    Price: $324,500
    Location: CAREFREE HIGHWAY & 3RD AVE - Phoenix AZ 85086
    4 Bed, 2 Bath, 1870 SqFt
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    Days On Market: 1 Days
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    PropertyID:4912833


    Price: $309,999
    Location: RAY RD & 32ND ST - Phoenix AZ 85048
    4 Bed, 2 Bath, 2120 SqFt
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    Days On Market: 1 Days
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    PropertyID:4913274


    Price: $307,000
    Location: CHANDLER BLVD & MARKETPLACE - Phoenix AZ 85048
    3 Bed, 3 Bath, 2251 SqFt
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    Days On Market: 3 Days
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    PropertyID:4912543


    Price: $299,999
    Location: THOMAS ROAD & 19TH AVENUE - Phoenix AZ 85009
    4 Bed, 3 Bath, 2174 SqFt
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    Days On Market: 3 Days
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    PropertyID:4912443


    Price: $299,900
    Location: 64TH & HAPPY VALLEY - Phoenix AZ 85083
    5 Bed, 3 Bath, 3098 SqFt
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    Days On Market: 1 Days
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    PropertyID:4913081


    Price: $299,500
    Location: RAY & NORTH RANCH CIRCLE - Phoenix AZ 85044
    4 Bed, 3 Bath, 2232 SqFt
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    Days On Market: 3 Days
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    PropertyID:4912574


    Price: $287,000
    Location: N. CAVE CREEK RD & YUCCA - Phoenix AZ 85020
    4 Bed, 2 Bath, 2433 SqFt
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    Days On Market: 3 Days
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    PropertyID:4912380


    Price: $279,900
    Location: LOOP 101 & CAVE CREEK RD. - Phoenix AZ 85024
    3 Bed, 2 Bath, 2146 SqFt
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    Days On Market: 1 Days
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    PropertyID:4913247


    Price: $275,000
    Location: I-17 AND JOMAX - Phoenix AZ 85085
    4 Bed, 3 Bath, 2542 SqFt
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    Days On Market: 1 Days
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    PropertyID:4913125


    Price: $265,000
    Location: CHANDLER BLVD/40TH ST - Phoenix AZ 85048
    3 Bed, 3 Bath, 1881 SqFt
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    Days On Market: 1 Days
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    PropertyID:4912757


    Price: $265,000
    Location: TATUM & DEER VALLEY - Phoenix AZ 85050
    3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1513 SqFt
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    Days On Market: 1 Days
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    PropertyID:4913291


    Price: $255,000
    Location: 67TH AVENUE AND HAPPY VALLEY - Phoenix AZ 85083
    4 Bed, 3 Bath, 2542 SqFt
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    Days On Market: 2 Days
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    PropertyID:4912741


    Price: $245,000
    Location: BASELINE & 19TH AVENUE - Phoenix AZ 85041
    4 Bed, 2 Bath, 2164 SqFt
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    Days On Market: 1 Days
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    PropertyID:4913309


    Price: $243,500
    Location: CHANDLER AND MARKETPLACE - Phoenix AZ 85048
    3 Bed, 3 Bath, 1740 SqFt
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    Days On Market: 1 Days
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    PropertyID:4913070


    Price: $239,900
    Location: - Phoenix AZ 85028
    3 Bed, 2 Bath, 2028 SqFt
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    Days On Market: 1 Days
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    PropertyID:4913268


    Price: $231,000
    Location: CAREFREE HWY & I-17 - Phoenix AZ 85085
    4 Bed, 3 Bath, 2274 SqFt
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    Days On Market: 1 Days
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    PropertyID:4912944


    Price: $230,000
    Location: HAPPY VALLEY RD AND 35TH AVE - Phoenix AZ 85083
    4 Bed, 2 Bath, 1919 SqFt
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    Days On Market: 1 Days
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    PropertyID:4913039


    Price: $219,900
    Location: 67TH & HAPPY VALLEY - Phoenix AZ 85083
    4 Bed, 2 Bath, 1782 SqFt
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    Days On Market: 2 Days
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    PropertyID:4913347


    Price: $212,900
    Location: R51/CACTUS - Phoenix AZ 85028
    3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1492 SqFt
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    Days On Market: 3 Days
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    PropertyID:4912355


    Price: $210,000
    Location: CAREFREE HWY AND I-17 - Phoenix AZ 85086
    3 Bed, 2 Bath, 2040 SqFt
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    Days On Market: 1 Days
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    PropertyID:4913199


    This is strictly a courtesy public announcement. The published details of all the above information such as price, location and availability is subject to change without notice and is beyond the control of the author. Please contact the editor at 602-740-1035 for the most current status of any one of the above listed properties or other information as it relates to this announcement.

    Copyright 2013 Troy J. Elston All Rights Reserved. Troy Elston West USA Realty-Peoria AZ
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  • Free Phoenix AZ Foreclosure List By Troy Elston West USA 602.740.1035

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Phoenix, Foreclosure in Phoenix, Credit Score in Phoenix  |  May 2, 2011 2:23 AM  |  605 views  |  No comments
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  • REOs Play By Their Own Rules

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Phoenix, Foreclosure in Phoenix, Property Q&A in Phoenix  |  March 24, 2011 7:13 PM  |  433 views  |  No comments

    Ever tried to buy a bank-owned home lately? It’s becoming less of a pleasant experience each day. Many buyers enter the foreclosure market disillusioned because what they find is absolute risk. Here’s how it works. The homebuyer hires a real estate agent who presents an AAR offer to the listing agent hired to sell the bank-owned property. Before the offer even gets submitted, the description on the MLS property listing demands that the buyer submits an “AS-IS” offer and completes dozens of pre-qualifying questions. The buyer can’t even select his or her own title company anymore. If you’ve made it past this point, you’ll love what comes next. REO agents make it very clear that the bank “will not perform ANY repairs”. Although they simply say that’s not true, it’s a very difficult endeavor to say the least. One way to approach this as a buyer is to bring your inspector or contractor in at the beginning – before you write the offer. If you’re able to live with the numerous issues found in the foreclosure property your looking at, simply adjust this into your offer price. Yes, it’s true – you will most likely have an inspection period, but you signed the as-is addendum, remember? Negotiating with asset managers after the inspection period won’t go so well. There are occasions where the buyer has leverage because of the type of financing they use, but that usually covers a list of items that MUST be present and working as per the FHA inspection.

    As I work more and more with Freddy Mac and Fannie Mae, it’s becoming clear that buyers and their agents are taking on too much risk. Talk to any Real Estate Attorney and he’ll tell you that nothing in the 18-page REO Addendum is in your favor. Does your agent go over the addendums with you or are they just looking to get the house under contract and deal with it later? Does your agent even explain the bank’s addendum to you? They should. It’s common knowledge that an addendum will override any previous written and verbal agreements made in the original offer. Read these addendums closely. Yes, you! Your agent isn’t trained to work with REO forms in school. Your agent was trained to use the Arizona Association of Realtors forms. Many addendums protect only the Seller and limit their liability in case of any future misunderstandings. Most importantly, they change the terms of the original offer. Always seek legal guidance before assuming the REO addendum is harmless.

    Many addendums from Fannie Mae and other lenders/servicers/investors and so on disregard the original terms of the offer completely. There needs to be some kind of regulation to these practices. Bank-owned properties are far from precious, they have lots of problems. Many of these problems are rarely addressed and if they are, it’s not out of kindness. Buyers need to understand what they’re getting themselves into when they buy a foreclosed home. Whether it’s a home that’s been vacant for the last 30 months or a home with serious material latent defects, writing the offer price that takes future repairs into account ultimately determines whether we have a sale or not.

    As an agent, I want my homebuyers to live in a home they love with as little risk as possible, but my buyers have to understand that the rules to buying are constantly being changed by the lenders – and often for the worst. If you’d like to discuss buying a foreclosed or bank-owned property further, please feel free to contact me via email at troy.elston@cox.net or call Troy Elston at 602-740-1035.

    Troy Elston, West USA Realty is a licensed Realtor in Arizona and a member of the Phoenix Association of Realtors, Arizona Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.

 
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