I recommend personally interviewing 3 or 4 agents and finding someone that can help you in your potential home purchase. You'll likely know "the one" within minutes of meeting him / her. Trulia isn't a bad place to begin looking for an agent. Check out their website and blogs. Also ask your friends for recommendations.
No one agent is right for everyone. We're all different, just like all buyers are different. Find one you click with and that you feel comfortable with. Trust your instincts -- they are almost always right.
Good luck in your home finding / buying endeavors!
Don't eliminate a regular sale either, in some cases when you find the right , motivated seller, you can walk into a move in ready home for the same price as a short sale ( which may or may not be in the best of conditions )
Each of these zipcodes will have foreclosed/short sales within them and regular sales that are priced competitive to the market. I've attached a list of homes from the MLS under $650,000 including zip codes 85258, 85259, 85260 with at least 4bed/3baths. I also think its important to work with an Realtor that can help with your search, and agree with Jay. This is an unusual market and Navigating it with the right "Realtor" will be very benefical to you.
I can help you with these area of interest. Please look on my website. You can do a search to give you an idea, or I can do one for you with giving me more specifics about the home you are looking for. You can contact me directly. my the information below and you can visit my HUD Forclosure site at the link below. I hope this helps and would be happy to help you with your home search.
Hi, per your request, I have prepared a lising with pictures and details of 93 homes with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths and less than $600K near the intersection of the zip codes you referenced. Click: http://www.flexmls.com/link.html?rdomujivknw,12,1
Note, many of these are bank owned or short sales as you requested. I have also included some regular homes for you to compare.
This is a great time to buy a foreclosure home. As you probably know, there is now a $6,500 Tax credit for existing homeowners. Additionally if you do purchase a foreclosure property, free grant money may be available (up to 22% of the purchase price) if you live in the home for periods of 5, 10, or 15 years. This makes inexpensive homes already, even more affordable. The free grant money is available through the state of Arizona. See the link for "Free Grant Money" at: http://www.arizonahomesland.com/forbuyersorrenters.php.
If I can answer any more questions , feel free to give me a call. I would be pleased to help you.
Jeff Masich, RealtorÂ®
Arizona Homes and Land
HomeSmart Real Estate
Any agent can tell you which communities have foreclosures / short sales in them. So, you get 6 or more agents telling you the same or similar thing. What good will that really do for you because you still have not found the one right agent to properly serve your real estate needs?
So, instead of looking for the right property in the right area, it may be best if you focus your efforts on finding the right agent to advise and guide you while also giving you the information that you need to make good decisions.
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I looked at your previous question regarding Schools, Is that still a requirement?
I`m sure you have used http://www.GreatSchools.com as a resource.
As far as foreclosed / short sales in this area. Short Sales in the 600K price range become Foreclosed property`s nothing else, the bank wont do it. Short Sales are ugly, and really ugly at the 600K level the banks just wont give them up.
You have a ton of property`s to look at. In this price range your in a total buyers market.
this just out today http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-01-05/u-s-economy-pend You really only should consider a REO PRICING at this level. or wait at least 6 to 12 maybe 18 months. There are a few re sale who have priced their home aggressively
So I took your requirements and searched only Bank Owned homes...Again there are a few re sale to look at.
This is only a small search. there is at least another 100 homes out there to look at.
Let me know if you would like to tour any of these homes.
Of course if you would like to search for yourself you could use http://www.Realtor.com
However my site is much better http://www.ZipCodeAZ.com
Did you know that these do not necessarily represent the best deals?
Do you have a REALTOR to help you when the time is right?
If you are not in a MUST BUY situation, would you be interested in my opinion on why you should WAIT to buy in Scottsdale in the price range and area you are looking in? Want to see some third party research on why waiting could save you big $$$ ?
Would you be interested in knowing about homes that are not listed in the MLS that are available in the zip codes listed?
A professional buyer's REALTOR who has experience with short sales and and inside track to foreclosures can help you.
Would you like a DAILY UPDATE of all the BEST DEALS including distress sales in these areas?
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I hope this finds you well. See the link below in the web references listings in 85248,85249 Chandler and 85260 Scottsdale. I search from $500K to $625K - always room for negotiation. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.
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Based on your criteria you mentioned above, ("4bed 3 bath below 600k around intersection of 85258 85259 85260 zip") I have set up your own personal web page (see link below) that provides you with complimentary access to Arizona's MLS, the multiple listing service provided exclusively to Realtors. This system will give you pictures, prices, addresses and a map to the property all for FREE. All you need to find the perfect home!
If there is anything I can do to help you in your home search please give me a call at 480-332-5659 or e-mail me at Ryan@RealScottsdaleHomes.com
Once again there is no obligation and my service is free whether it is a new build or a resale. If you would like to make any changes to your search, please email right away.
All the best,
Ryan M. Ney
REALTORÂ®, ABR, CLHMS
10601 N. Hayden Rd #I-104
Scottsdale, AZ 85260