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Lucinda Tkach, Real Estate Pro in Phoenix, AZ
Lucinda Tkach answered:
I had an FHA appraisal guidlines for lenders
They usually follow the appraisal from FHA lender!

However your agent should be able to answer this!

You would want it working so should ask for repairs!
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 8, 2010 Home Buying in Scottsdale
Shawn Brown, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Shawn Brown answered:
I currently live in Europe and have never purchased a house in the U.S. I'm planning on moving to the States next year. Is there somewhere I can?
It is important that you select an agent, and go with it! You do not owe any of the agents who have been sending you listings anything. It is the one you select based on your wants an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 3, 2010 Home Buying in Scottsdale
Paul Welden, Real Estate Pro in Phoenix, AZ
Paul Welden answered:
New to Scottsdale, what do experts think about homes on Shea blvd east of 101. Is it a good location, any notable communities ?
Hi Roy,

As a Buyer's Agent, I do not like any homes ON Shea Blvd. Shea is just too busy of a road and homes that are ON a busy road, usually have a more difficult time selling c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 28, 2010 Home Buying in Scottsdale
Sarah Reiter, Real Estate Pro in 85044
Sarah Reiter answered:
Hi, just checking on the condo market in Scottsdale... we were down at Xmas and looked at some, and have been looking in Greater Phoenix fo a couple
Hi Michel,

I work a lot with Canadians buyers. I just had a couple close on a beautiful condo near Paradise Valley last week for a great price!

What is your price range and wha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 16, 2010 Home Buying in Scottsdale
Kent Gagon, Real Estate Pro in Tempe, AZ
Kent Gagon answered:
how do I find out what is owned on a house?
Laurie
Did you mean what is owed on a home or who the owner on a home is? There is really no way to find out for sure but you can call a local Realtor and they can pull the last sales ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 14, 2010 Home Buying in Scottsdale
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
What certifications should a real estate agent or broker have to specialize in fix-up properties (REOs, Short Sale, etc.)? I want to purchase a
Keep in mind that certifications are acquired by taking classes, in the end experience is what really matters; oftentimes real world is not taught in the classroom or online--therefore ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 11, 2010 Home Buying in Scottsdale
Shawn Brown, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Shawn Brown answered:
hi there, we are canadians considering buying a 2 bed condo in the scottsdale or its area for under $90k
Our company has handled property management and vacation rentals for Foreign Residences. I would be happy to help you find a suitable unit and give you more information - shawnbrown00@ ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 6, 2010 Home Buying in Scottsdale
Laura Myers…, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Laura Myers PLLC, CLHMS, GRI, answered:
Desert Parks Village; DC Ranch...Area between Pima/94th; Trailside/Unionhills: Opinions on the area, long term value, why the high number of sales?
Due to the year built the area was priced at peak market values (2004 up) and loans were given to all buyers even if they were 'affordable' or not. The change in economy and h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 16, 2010 Home Buying in Scottsdale
Ann Howell, Real Estate Pro in Prescott, AZ
Ann Howell answered:
My offer has not been accepted, can I withdraw the offer for the house?
Do you have a buyer's agent - that is the your go to person for this question. And yes, if the offer has not been accepted, you may withdraw - just do it in writing and do it prior ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 25, 2013 Home Buying in 85254
Emelia Sanch…, Real Estate Pro in Ontario, CA
Emelia Sanchez answered:
Can a grievence be filled against the Sellers Agent?
Rockalo,

Unfortunately it is not the seller's agent who sets the price. It is the seller. In this scenario the seller is not being realistic about the price set on the home. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 4, 2010 Home Buying in Scottsdale
Kent Gagon, Real Estate Pro in Tempe, AZ
Kent Gagon answered:
Does anyone know why homes in "Trails North at Horseman's Park" subdivision are cheaper than the ones east of Thompson Peak Pkwy?
Homebuyer,
There could be any number of reasons, do you have some specific homes that you would like more information on? I would be happy to put together some market analysis informa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 7, 2010 Home Buying in Scottsdale
Laura Myers…, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Laura Myers PLLC, CLHMS, GRI, answered:
Has anyone heard any negative things about the Cimarron Hills?
well, negative is subjective to the perspective of the person asking...home buyers may be interested in more foreclosures making that a positive vs sellers seeing the negative as forecl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 20, 2010 Home Buying in 85255
Dan Chase, Home Buyer in Texas City, TX
Dan Chase answered:
Is gas or electric heat more economical in the Valley?
The old rule of thumb was that electric heat cost a lot less to install and a lot more to use. With electricity you have a serious amount of loss during transmission. With a new energy ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 20, 2010 Home Buying in Scottsdale
April Crowder, Real Estate Pro in Charlotte, NC
April Crowder answered:
If a short sale contract is truly a contract between three entities -- buyer, seller and lender -- are all legitimate offers submitted to the lender
Magerie, the contract is between two entities - buyer and seller - and contingent upon the lender's approval of the short sale. The seller has the right to determine which offer ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 23, 2013 Home Buying in 85258
Dan Chase, Home Buyer in Texas City, TX
Dan Chase answered:
I know it's been asked an infinite amount of times but is now the time to buy in Phoenix metro area or should I wait?
For your last question ask realtors in your area how the ending of the first time buyer credit is affecting traffic. In some areas people are desperately trying to buy before the free m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 20, 2010 Home Buying in Scottsdale
Richard Schu…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Richard Schulman answered:
What should I offer on a home below ask price in 85255? Any ideas on where I can find appraisals and what they currently owe?
What the owners paid and owe is not really the important question. Percentage below asking is also not important. What is important is looking at the sales comps in the area. What ar ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 15, 2010 Home Buying in 85255
Laura Myers…, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Laura Myers PLLC, CLHMS, GRI, answered:
What price range has further correction in prices to come ( in Scottsdale ). How long are we looking for decent correction to occur in upscale homes.?
With a majority of homes 94-96% are selling under $400k the range above that still has room to adjust. The time it takes depends on demand and seller motivation. As one seller moves o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 1, 2011 Home Buying in Scottsdale
Terry S. Smi…, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Terry S. Smith answered:
North Scottsdale Budget
I found ONE.

4 Bed, 2 Bath 1918 Square feet for $209,900

NOT a short sale but REO or Lender Owned Property.

Just reduced from $240,000 to 209,900

Better hurry, the $8,000 Ta ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 1, 2011 Home Buying in Scottsdale
Lucinda Tkach, Real Estate Pro in Phoenix, AZ
Lucinda Tkach answered:
We're planning to buy a home a in 85255 or 85259 (2500 Sq. Ft for 450k). Is this good time to buy a home over there?
It is an excellent time to find great values on homes in the area!

Feel free to contact me directly and I will send you listings that fit your criteria!

lucindat@longrealty.com
... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 1, 2011 Home Buying in 85255
DONALD KEYS, Real Estate Pro in Phoenix, AZ
DONALD KEYS answered:
Where should I buy a condo/twn house in the Phoenix area. Important criteria: safe, well kept, close to golf. budget 50-125k. 2/2 desired
Woody, you would have to investigate the SAFE potion of your request.

Here are a bunch of condos/town homes in the price range with 2/2

http://www.flexmls.com/link.html?rfqfdwemqj ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 1, 2011 Home Buying in Scottsdale
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