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Mike Kelly, Real Estate Pro in Anaheim Hlls, Anaheim,...
Mike Kelly answered:
So I'm about to close on this house I'm buying in 6 days and there's a good chance I'm going to lose my job a day or two before
Don't go with the chances, go with the facts. You are employed and you do not know for a fact that you will lose your job. From what you are saying that even if you did, you beieve ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 16, 2010 Home Buying in Chandler
Ralph Windsc…, Real Estate Pro in Hauppauge, NY
Ralph Windschuh answered:
How's the housing market in AZ right now? Are the houses easy to sell ? I 'm looking for a shortsale specialist in Chandler area.
It's a great time to buy just about anywhere. Interest rates are low (and bound to go up) and prices are also for the most part depressed. If you like, I would be happy to refer ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 26, 2010 Home Buying in Chandler
Alicia, Real Estate Pro in Phoenix, AZ
Alicia answered:
After the house I bought was listed for 9 months, I viewed it three times and made an offer. Only after the offer and a substantial down-payment did
I am sorry to hear about your situation. Any personal property that is supposed to convey with the home should be listed in the sale contract. Did you notice if the appliances were ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 14, 2011 Home Buying in Chandler
Ron Pikul, Real Estate Pro in 85086
Ron Pikul answered:
I bought my 1st house in June, 2008. I had to move out in July, 2009, but still own the house and am renting it out. How does this affect the $7500?
7500 what. tax credit?, did you not collect credit in 2009 for 2008 taxes
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 22, 2010 Home Buying in 85225
Michael Bari…, Real Estate Pro in Brunswick, ME
Michael Baribeau answered:
Our home is underwater by $90K & the home is in her name only, we need to move 4 work so would I be able to buy a home in my name if she
First of all don't believe Zillow. They don't always get the pricing right. I would call a reputable real estate agent or a licensed appraiser who has some experience with sh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 27, 2010 Home Buying in 85224
Carlos, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
Carlos answered:
Need Advice! We got burned by shady investors when trying to purchase a home!
I assume that you went unrepresented on this purchase - part of the buyer's agent job is to make sure you have a valid contract and the party signing the document is the owner of r ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 14, 2011 Home Buying in Chandler
Lynn911.com…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Lynn911.com Dallas Realtor answered:
my wife is the only one on our current house. I want to buy a house on my own. Can I use her income to apply without them pulling her credit? Or
You can only qualify based on your income

YES they would need to pull her credit

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0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 4, 2009 Home Buying in 85224
Patrick Thies…, Real Estate Pro in Elmhurst, IL
Patrick Thies SFR, CNC answered:
Impact of possession and closing date on first time homebuyer credit
You could close at the end of October and have the seller rent back from you. Even if you close the middle of November you are OK. The last day to close on the house is November 30, 2 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 4, 2009 Home Buying in 85226
Carlos, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
Carlos answered:
I am buying a home in the Phx area with a play pool. What is the average expense every month? Does it enhance resale even in these times?
Menlo,

Pool expenses will vary a lot. It will depend on the size of the pool, if it is heated or not, or if has a salt water system, amount of usage etc... If you do it yourself th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 23, 2009 Home Buying in Wellington Estates of Gila Springs
Scott Clayton, Real Estate Pro in Phoenix, AZ
Scott Clayton answered:
Want a house in the 85226 area, single story, 4 plus bedrooms, 3 plus bathrooms, will settle for 2, depends though. Would like a pool!200,000-300,...
HSV..........I can set you up with an automated MLS home search meeting all your needs PLUS save you thousands with my rebate offer. You can also access the Multiple Listing Service di ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 18, 2009 Home Buying in 85226
John Groves, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
John Groves answered:
Foreclosure or short sale??
The buyers agent has very little to do with how quickly a short sale will get resolved. The listing agent has a good deal to do with how the process moves along. It is very doubtful tha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 3, 2009 Home Buying in Chandler
Susan Ellis, Real Estate Pro in Phoenix, AZ
Susan Ellis answered:
Where are all the 1 story homes in the Miami, FL area (10 mile radius) with 3 car garages under $750k???
Hello Najib,

Sorry I can't be of more help, but you might change your settings to "Miami, FL home buyer" and post your question there. This was posted in the Chandler ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 16, 2009 Home Buying in Chandler
Jim Mitchell, Real Estate Pro in Arizona
Jim Mitchell answered:
I am trying to get info on an Auction for a property in Arizona - 1st American Title is shown as trustee. Any suggestions?
Hi Dmarque.

What type of information were you looking for? How/where to make an offer, etc? Let me know...

Send me the address, and I'll look into it further.

Thanks!

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0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 8, 2009 Home Buying in Chandler
Randy Hooker, Real Estate Pro in Phoenix, AZ
Randy Hooker answered:
Accepted a counter offer on a house in Gilbert, AZ. But because we are still shopping for rates, we submitted two LSRs. The house now is listed as
Question is >>> do you have a fully accepted, buyer and seller-signed contract? If so, then you should be good to go. If not, then you're at risk.

What is your Buye ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 6, 2009 Home Buying in Chandler
Patty Fisch, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
Patty Fisch answered:
Relocating- Whats the timeline?
Depends on the sale type ....

Spec Home / Resale: can be done in 30 days, allowing 45 days is better
Short Sale: Average is ~4 months (many never close, few are shorter, some are ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 6, 2009 Home Buying in Chandler
Stew Keene, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Stew Keene answered:
Airplane noise near Fox Crossing
Greyfox,

Here is the link to the Chandler Municipal Airport info site with traffic fly over info and other statistics you will need. http://www.chandleraz.gov/Default.aspx?pageid=241 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 3, 2009 Home Buying in Chandler
Patty Fisch, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
Patty Fisch answered:
House hunting trip question...
Hi! My name is Patty Fisch and I'm a Realtor in Chandler. I'd recommend that you work with a Realtor - they can make appointments for you and let you in to house - that way you can s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 12, 2009 Home Buying in Chandler
Carlos, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
Carlos answered:
Are their any negative factors about purchasing a short sale for the buyer?
JReeves,

There are many negative factors for the buyer when placing an offer on a short sale. Below are some highlights:

* They can take up to 6 months (or more in some cases) ju ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 12, 2009 Home Buying in Chandler
Troy Erickson, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
Troy Erickson answered:
Looking to buy new home in South Chandler (Portello)
Isandeep,

The decision to purchase a two story or single story home is really a matter of preference. There are good and bad with both, and you need to decide what is important to y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 15, 2009 Home Buying in Chandler
Lucinda Tkach, Real Estate Pro in Phoenix, AZ
Lucinda Tkach answered:
How are the quality of Amberwood homes?I am specifically looking at Reids Ranch one of there lower end
I havnt sold in that development however familiar with the process! There may be some room on a spec home however they usually have reduced it significantly! I have viewed these homes a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 1, 2009 Home Buying in Chandler
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