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Paul, Both Buyer and Seller in 11968
Paul answered:
Jumbo loan with 10% down in AZ.
Use InBedrock.com to help educate on all real costs of homeownership, including purchase price, improvements, title + HO insurance, RE taxes, mortgage financing options + after-tax impl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 24, 2016 Home Buying in 85207
Nate Tanner, Real Estate Pro in Tempe, AZ
Nate Tanner answered:
Is 85205 an unincorporated area of Mesa that requires a fire department subscription service for a homeowners insurance policy?
At least a portion of 85205 is not covered by the City of Mesa. We have a property in 85205 in the Dreamland Villas community, and we had to sign up with Rural Metro for fire service.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 14, 2016 Home Buying in Mesa
Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Longmont, CO
Sally Grenier answered:
Just bought a home and found it not only has current termite activity, but it's infested with roaches and scorpions. Any recourse?
Did you have the home inspected?? If you had it inspected, but the inspector didn't find these obvious problems, then you might be able to go after the inspector. But if you didn't hav ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 6, 2016 Home Buying in Mesa
USMortgageRa…, Real Estate Pro in Plano, TX
USMortgageRanger answered:
How do I find homes that will accept an FHA loan?
Is there a reason to use FHA with its UMIP and PMI tacked on to the loan for life. We at Wells Fargo Have a Your First Mortgage that only requires 3% down and way easier guidelines than ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 5, 2016 Home Buying in 85202
John Burke, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
John Burke answered:
To qualify for a $200,000.00 home loan how much does my annual gross income need to be?
Hi Mryhlbrk,

It depends on the type of loan & other things like your property taxes & home owner's insurance.

If you are going to go with a conventional loan, your back-end debt r ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 19, 2016 Home Buying in Mesa
Karen Peyton, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
Karen Peyton answered:
I want to to rent to owen
This is really a losing proposition for you as the tenant/buyer. The list of why "rent to own" is a bad idea is long: steep down payments, high interest rates, high prices, properties ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 13, 2016 Investment Properties in 85206
Karen Peyton, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
Karen Peyton answered:
Is it appropriate for a realtor to set up the appt for home inspection and use whom he/she chooses? Mine gave the business to a longtime friend of his
The "appropriateness" of your agent's actions should have nothing to do with friendship. The question is whether or not his friend is/was qualified to do the job. That's what I would ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 5, 2016 Home Buying in Mesa
Jean-Leon Ma…, Real Estate Pro in Tempe, AZ
Jean-Leon Magnotto answered:
What are the risks and precautions of buying a home on a land contract?
I depends on how the contract is structured, so it is impossible to say from just this info. Often, they have strict forfeit policies if payments or missed, or terms are not met. Hope t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 31, 2016 Home Buying in 85204
Karen Peyton, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
Karen Peyton answered:
What grade of carpet, fiber type, etc. do you try to put in a rental property?
This is largely a case of where and what. "Where" you will lay the carpet, and "what" is the likelihood of staining and damage. Formal living rooms and bedrooms are (imho) a safe bet ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Mar 3, 2016 Investment Properties in 85212
Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Longmont, CO
Sally Grenier answered:
I would like to know who is the listing agent for this home? 408 S 97th Way, Mesa, AZ
That home is no longer for sale? http://www.trulia.com/homes/Arizona/Mesa/sold/980711-408-S-97th-Way-Mesa-AZ-85208
1 vote Share Flag Wed Feb 17, 2016 Home Buying in Mesa
Karen Peyton, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
Karen Peyton answered:
Deleting homes from my search
Trulia is a work in progress. To see only the homes that fit your needs, contact a local agent who can email properties that fit your specific criteria.

Good luck!
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 16, 2016 Home Buying in Mesa
Karen Peyton, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
Karen Peyton answered:
what is the replacement cost per sq foot for a two story 4 plex in mesa, AZ. 85203?
The best person to answer your question is an insurance agent. They can "pull" the street address of the property, see the size, construction, and amenities, and tell you what would be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 31, 2016 Home Insurance in Mesa
Becky.adair.…, Home Buyer in Mesa, AZ
Becky.adair.47 asked:
How do I flag a house as fraudulent? I want to flag a house as fraudulent and am unable to understand the instructions sent to me automatically after emailing your fraud department.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 3, 2015 Home Buying in 85208
Jim Schermet…,  in 85209
Jim Schermetzler answered:
If my house is upside down, should I just walk away from it?
Patience is very important in the real estate game. Although property values plummeted when the market fell apart in the late 2000's, we have seen a continual rise in property values t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 6, 2015 Foreclosure in Mesa
Connie Gerag…, Home Buyer in Deerfield, IL
Connie Geraghty answered:
What are dues, fees or other charges for property in Fountain of the Sun?
Monthly HOA along with initial capital improvement fee & transfer fee can be steep. Fountain of the Sun is pricey
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 8, 2015 Home Buying in Fountain of the Sun
Ginny Crocco,  in Chandler, AZ
Ginny Crocco answered:
After a property has sold several times in the past and is accessed by Maricopa accessory's office can a appraiser get a different sf than
We Realtors are often surprised by the homes used by appraisers. In the old days we would say that they must have told the appraiser to "find the value". this happened most often when t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 23, 2015 Home Buying in 85208
Jim Mitchell, Real Estate Pro in Tempe, AZ
Jim Mitchell answered:
Looking for a home in 85204, 85233, 85234 no HOA, older home ok need 3 Bd 2 bth with back yard under 175K prequalified FHA
Hello Lorraine. I just wanted to follow-up on your post here in Trulia and see if you found a home. I searched those three zip codes you provided and found ten 'Active' listings that ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 10, 2015 Home Buying in 85204
Diane Christ…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Diane Christner answered:
can a price listed for a home and your realtor says you cannot make an offer lower than the comps in the area, but the home went for 64K less?
A seller can list a home for whatever price they wish, whether it is in line with sold comps in the area or not.

A buyer can write an offer on a home for whatever price they wish, wh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 13, 2015 Home Buying in 85204
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