You put an offer on a house, and you have not walked the neighborhood and met some of your new neighbors?
And now, you want to take someone else's opinion about whether it is safe?
do you want to think about that?... more
Here is a website which should be helpful. Tempe as a whole is very desirable and has many amenities. I grew up in Tempe & lived near & attended ASU and never experienced any problems.
This site will allow you to search by zip code.
I am a full time agent here in Arizona. There are a lot of culturally diverse areas here, however, it is difficult to say which is the most diverse. A lot of it depends as well on what kind of house you are looking for, and which parts of the valley are going to have a home that meets your needs. Feel free to send me an email or give me a call with more specifics about what you are looking for, and I will see if I can point you in the right direction.
I would like to point out that equal housing laws do not allow agents to steer or redline certain areas due to race. But Arizona is very multi-cultural, with a lot of different types of people living here, and perhaps I can point you in the right direction if I can better understand your needs.
It probably depends on how bad the respiratory problems are. Most of the time you will probably be just fine. However, there are dust storms that come through the area and you will probably not want to be outside when those come through. Even if you don't have respiratory problems I would not advise you to be outside during the dust storms. I would also advise you to make sure that you have a home with double pain glass in all the windows to make it harder for the dust to come into the home during these storms.... more
I am from Yonkers New York. Been in the Scottsdale and Tempe areas living and working since 1986.
Both Scottsdale and Tempe have active downtowns with lofts and street restaurants and cafes.
You will like the winters better.
Try Joe's NY Pizza in Scottsdale, Red Devil Pizza in Tempe or NYPD Pizza for the closest to you NY/Jersey pizza fix. Will not be able to match though.
Let me know how I can help you.
Arizona Homes and Land
There should be a for sale sign in front of the home. But you probably want to try to get connected with an agent that lists foreclosures so they can work with you to get the home cleaned *before* it is listed for sale.
How do you do that? Well, you could run ads where agents are looking for help, post on forums such as this one, randomly call numbers on for sale signs, find real estate agents web sites use that contact info to call/email them, etc.
Be aware though that most agents that list REOs (foreclosures) already have contacts for cleaning. It won't be easy to break into this field. I bet I get 5 emails a week from people offering to clean out foreclosures and I don't even list foreclosures. There are a LOT of home cleaning services out there, it is *very* competitive.
Try not limiting yourself to only foreclosures, but offer to clean ANY home listed for sale. And be prepared to have to do a lot of legwork and marketing to get in front of agents with your services. One idea that might help would be to offer to clean a home for free so the agent could see what great work you do. Yes, that would suck, but it's not a bad way to get your foot in the door...... more
Shamil, I would need to talk to you to firm up exactly what you are looking for. However, I do have some deals on apartments and commercial buildings at distressed prices.
Please feel free to contact me at any time.
I think that giving you that information is in violation of the Fair Housing Laws because familial status is a protected class. Realtors can direct you to the sources of that information but we are not permitted to be the source. You need to ask your current Realtor that information or the link below will take you to an advisory booklet called the Arizona Buyer's Advisory, which will help you to obtain the demographic information you seek http://www.aaronline.com/documents/buy_advis.pdf .
PAUL WELDEN PLLC
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Aggressive is not necessarily the best. If you want to sell your home quickly, you need to find an agent that understands the market, technology, honest enough to look in your face and tell you that you are crazy if you price the house too high and will work the listing (i.e. Open Houses, Blog, Post on different sites, etc..). There are many, not all, that will take the listing and put up a sign and call it a day. Well, I guess, what I just explained is aggressive but having high numbers doesn't always equate to aggressive.
Interview your agent and go with your gut as well as any information they might bring to the table.... more
Your best answer for that is to call APS and/or SRP and get that directly from the source. If you give them an address they should quote you the high/low for the past year. However, utility costs are going to vary widely in Tempe from home to home, particularly in the summer months. Does the home have a pool or no? Do you like 82 in your home or 72? Are you home during the day (and thus keep it cool during the day) or are you at work?
You can also call SW Gas for the same thing on the gas usage. If the gas is only for hot water, it probably won't vary much throughout the year.... more