When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local authorities with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
Do you have a real estate agent or broker that you have the listed for sale with? There are so many turning wheels with your scenario that you should call your agent and/or their broker to have them sit down with you and have them go through the options with you.... more
I'm not completely understanding your question. Do you own a duplex and want to rent out the one side of your home? If so, then it is not necessary to use an agent to rent out your property. Using an agent who specializes in property management and rentals will have the means to qualify any prospective tenants. When we screen tenants for our clients and our properties, we verify credit, income/employment, rental/eviction history, and criminal background.
I hope this answers your question.
Dawn M Jett
Designated Broker/Property Manager
Vista View Realty Group
Hard to tell. Everyone hates banks, so negative rumors about evil intent are easily leveled at banks, and people are eager to believe them. Banks do a lot of things that appear really dumb. Sometimes they are dumb, sometimes they aren't, and the bank has a good reason to do what they've done. With this question...we will never know! Even if the market gets flooded with foreclosures on November 5, there could be a lot of reasons for that other than the election...... more
I could show you some cars I have owned that are now junk. I had more money in them than they were worth for most of the time I drove them. I even fixed up one vehicle and spent about 2 times its book value not including major amounts of labor rebuilding it. I then kept it on the road for 5 years until rust killed it.
I figured that I came out ok on the deal. I drove it enough to feel the price was ok.
A house is similar. You agreed to pay a certain amount for it. Now it has less value but it is STILL providing you with shelter. The house has not changed its usefulness and your need for a place to live has not changed.
That means live in the house, make your payments and accept that prices can go up or down and live in the house you wanted, bought, and agreed to pay for.
The credit union is simply a bunch of people who put their money together. It does not have money to throw away. You will be hurting the other members of that credit union if you default on a loan you could afford. As a member of a credit union I hate that idea. Please do not take an action that would hurt me or others in my shoes. You not paying your loan could mean lower interest for those with money there and higher interest costs for those who want to borrow money. That is not fair to the rest of us is it?... more
There are times people complain about the lengthy purchase contract we use in Arizona. However, this is a good example of the protections offered to both buyer and seller and just one other good reason to use a Realtor, who uses the AAR and ADRE forms.... more
Tim, thanks a bunch for the kudos. I understand the map-based search thing and why you use it. I wish I could provide it. I've made the request over the last year or so to my broker, noting that recently we've fallen behind the leading brokerages in that regard. I hope the change will come soon for me, but right now, I don't have an ETA. It's up to my broker to implement this change, per ARMLS rules, as I can't be a rogue agent, doing my own thing.
Good luck in your home search. In a couple of months, hopefully you'll remember that bookmark again...I'll be more than happy to help you out.... more