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Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
Real Estate buyer looking for a buyers-agent in Phoenix Metro area who will split commission.
Jim,

The reality of your offer is that you age asking agents to split their commission....AGAIN! Again since they have already split it with the selling or listing side and split it ... more
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Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
What area of Scottsdale have the best public schools? Looking at relocating from the Boston area.
See link for possible helpful information...
http://www.greatschools.org/
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Todd Hall, Real Estate Pro in Gilbert, AZ
Todd Hall asked:
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Jason Whaley, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
Jason Whaley answered:
Are there still opportunities to buy multiple properties from one bank or are they now only selling individual units? If there are how do you locate?
THe last I heard of, this is virtually impossible. At a time, banks were offering tape at 50M and higher which I assume you don't have. I have been contacting some banks and REO ag ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 23, 2012 Home Buying in 85254
Matt Puzz, Real Estate Pro in Phoenix, AZ
Matt Puzz answered:
All else being equal, e.g.., lifestyle preference, price, etc., which would be a better buy - a condo in North Scottsdale or a house in Tramonto?
I don't know where Tramonto is but I am a big fan of a house. Remember location is always important. Good Luck to you.

Matt Puzz
Licensed Loan Originator
Amerifirst Financi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 17, 2011 Home Buying in Scottsdale
Jason Whaley, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
Jason Whaley answered:
Know of any U.S. companies that lend to Canadians?
All of my investors use Washington Federal. I also have another lender if you are interestedm, but mainly my people have been using them.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 3, 2013 Home Buying in Scottsdale
Randy Hooker, Real Estate Pro in Phoenix, AZ
Randy Hooker answered:
McDowell Mountain Ranch, 85255 - Shopping / Advice
Whatever you do, please don't make any major financial decisions based on answers on a national from agents that may or may not know what they're doing.

Best advice - secur ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 7, 2011 Home Buying in 85255
James Wehner, Real Estate Pro in South Scottsdale, Sc...
James Wehner answered:
Does it seem counterproductive to blame this mess on appraisers and mortgage lenders?
I believe it's mostly to blame on the loose underwriting and low down-payment programs. The less someone has invested in the home, the more likely they will walk away. Also Debt to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 29, 2011 Home Buying in Scottsdale
Randy Hooker, Real Estate Pro in Phoenix, AZ
Randy Hooker answered:
My husband and I made the offer for a short sale home in cash. The buyer accepted it. How long does it take for the bank to accept our offer?
Great question for your buyer's agent! What does s/he say?

In my experience, you could be looking at anywhere from 3-18 months to get final approval from the lender(s).

Also, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 9, 2010 Home Buying in Scottsdale
Michonne Hul…, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Michonne Hults answered:
We've heard of Troon North,Greyhawk,the Boulders. We'd like a community pool/clubhouse/health club. Near an executive golf course,
Hi Walt. I live in the North Scottsdale area and I can set you up with auto-emails of all the active listings with your criteria. I would be happy to help you. Please feel free to g ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 25, 2014 Home Buying in North Scottsdale
Joseph Domino, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Joseph Domino answered:
Thanks for all your answers. We'd prefer a house without a pool since it would be winter season only. Seems like all the houses we like have
Walt,

You have not mentioned your price range. There is a tremendous amount of variety in N. Scottsdale. Some of the areas I like include, Grayhawk, D.C. Ranch, Terravita, Bellaser ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 11, 2014 Home Buying in North Scottsdale
Laura Myers…, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Laura Myers PLLC, CLHMS, GRI, answered:
If we don't want to use the pool, are there such a thing as semi permanent pool covers? Something hard enough to walk on.
Hi there
There are covers you can walk on and a few pool companies that provide this. They would have to confirm the maintenance component.I can give you my pool guys number if intere ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 29, 2010 Home Buying in North Scottsdale
Laura Myers…, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Laura Myers PLLC, CLHMS, GRI, answered:
We're considering a home in North Scottsdale for the winter months. We don't want a swimming pool. Do pools increase or decrease property?
Based on appraisal yes. How much higher depends on the market. For an investor its higher carrying cost so no pool is ok if it fits your needs. Pool or no pool there will always be a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 13, 2014 Home Buying in North Scottsdale
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
Is subprime lending good for the Real Estate business?
I don't know whether those people are good risks for mortgages.

But I do know that subprime lending was horribly abused a few years ago. It was terrible for the real estate busi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 22, 2010 Home Buying in Scottsdale
Tracey Martin, Real Estate Pro in Salinas, CA
Tracey Martin answered:
I rcntly got a shrt sale apprved that will close in 2 weeks. The seller never missed a payment R there loan programs to buy a new place? Had2move4work
Several months back Fannie Mae changed their short sale guidelines. Previous guidelines allowed a borrower, who never missed a payment, to purchase another home right away. Now it doe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 2, 2010 Home Buying in Scottsdale
Jason Grandon, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Jason Grandon answered:
IF A REO HAS BEEN ON THE MARKET 1 YEAR COULD I OFFER $10 OR 15 K BELOW ASKING PRICE?
Hello J,

Good question and the answer is yes, you can offer anything at anytime. Just keep in mind, that many people think because a home has been sitting for a long time that they ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 19, 2010 Home Buying in Scottsdale
Jeff Masich, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Jeff Masich answered:
Where can I go for Home Auctions in Phoenix-Glendale-Scottsdale, Arizona . Everything I go to requires a weekly payment just to view the homes
Dear Tyson:

If you do not want to go to a service that for a fee summarizes all of the public/private auctions. You can go to each individual auction website.

A large one is Huds ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 29, 2011 Home Buying in 85251
Jack Eller, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Jack Eller answered:
What are the landlease monthly fees in Briarwood North, Scottsdale? How long is the landlease presently and when could these fees be increased?
The land lease in this community varies from around $700/mo. to over $900/mo. It is a 100 year land lease that began in the late 1070's. There was a substantial increase in this ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 8, 2014 Home Buying in South Scottsdale
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
What do you think of a $165k offer for this particular condo in Scottsdale? It's bank owned and I plan on putting 25% down.
What is your agent suggesting--he/she is your best source of advice. If you haven't done so, do review recently sold similar units in the immediate area; see what the data suggests ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 23, 2013 Home Buying in 85258
Shawn Brown, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Shawn Brown answered:
I'm interested in the Silverleaf Upper Canyon area and am wondering if the Scottsdale Airport creates a lot of air traffic noise over those
Hello Gary -

I live over here - and the planes do fly overhead, but they are high enough you don't hear them... I would be happy to email some listings in the area... Please co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 8, 2010 Home Buying in Scottsdale
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