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Joseph Domino, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Joseph Domino answered:
Rank importance of these factors for snowbirds looking to rent in Scottsdale
All are important, but I would say that appearance-inside id more important than any thing except location and price. For a renter price is probably the biggest factor. If price is no ... more
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Joseph Domino, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Joseph Domino answered:
Does anyone know a lender for a non US resident to buy a property in Scottsdale, AZ ?
I want you to contact Jeremy Lovett at the Homeowners Financial Network on 480-744-6040, or via his website at: http://www.jjlovett.com/. If anyone can find a loan program for you, it w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 20, 2014 Home Buying in 85255
Tiffany Carl…, Real Estate Pro in 85268
Tiffany Carlson-Richison answered:
Moving to Scottsdale from India. Looking for 2Bd 2Bth townhouse in a gated commu < $1400 from end of July. Work plc:N 58th st.
Hi Kalyan,
Have you found a place yet? You can go to my website www.crgroup.listingbook.com to search for rentals. Best wishes, Tiffany
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 16, 2014 Rentals in Scottsdale
Tiffany Carl…, Real Estate Pro in 85268
Tiffany Carlson-Richison answered:
HOA trying to evict me stating "Dog Breed" or "size" on restricted HOA list.Owner knew of the dog prior to lease agreement.
I hope everything worked out for you. You should be okay as the doctor has given you a letter stating it is a therapy dog. I wish you the best and hope it all works out. Tiffany
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Tiffany Carl…, Real Estate Pro in 85268
Tiffany Carlson-Richison answered:
Are the condo's at Scottsdale Shadows a good investment.?
Hi Virginia,
I agree with the comments below. The Scottsdale Shadows is a unique property. I have clients who have purchased there and are very happy. It depends on what type of inv ... more
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Tiffany Carl…, Real Estate Pro in 85268
Tiffany Carlson-Richison 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?
Hi,
I agree with the agents below. Purchase the home you want that fits your families needs. Pools can cost upwards of $20,000. An appraiser usually will not give a pool that much o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 16, 2014 Home Buying in North Scottsdale
John Burke, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
John Burke answered:
Had a short sale in 2012. Can I buy a home this year?
Hi Mary,

It depends on several things.

1) Fannie Mae will allow people to buy 2 years after a short sale with 20% down.

2) FHA has a couple of different "options" depending on ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 14, 2014 Home Buying in 85257
James Wehner, Real Estate Pro in South Scottsdale, Sc...
James Wehner answered:
I want to become a real estate salesperson in Arizona. Should I pursue my goal if I have a misdemeanor assault from college bar fight?
Having a misdemeanor on your record shouldn't preclude you from obtaining a real estate license. If there are multiple offenses, then that may be another story. The department of real e ... more
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James Wehner, Real Estate Pro in South Scottsdale, Sc...
James Wehner answered:
Publi transportation
What part of town are you interested in? There is public bus transportation offered in various areas through out Scottsdale. In the Old Town Scottsdale area, you can ride the trolley fo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 13, 2014 Traffic & Public Transportation in 85260
Quita Love-C…, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Quita Love-Cheramie answered:
Rental or possible purchase in Jan. 2015 Currently in lease that ends December 31st. At first I wasn't concerned about the lease ending in December.
The fact that you are looking for a long term lease will help. It can be used as a bargaining tool in some cases, as longer term leases are more appealing to the rentees. This can be es ... more
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Jill Schweit…, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Jill Schweitzer asked:
Why don't HOA homeowners watch their HOA closely to protect themselves? Owners have few rights; recall, elect, sue and sell...and a lot of risks. If your HOA board and mgmt co is NOT doing their job (check the reserve study), owners need to recall the board and get a new mgmt co. Don't wait until you get hit with a big special as…
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Jill Schweit…, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Jill Schweitzer asked:
Why aren't HOA prop mgmt co's licensed and regulated? HOA prop mgmt co's are NOT licensed or regulated in most states yet handle millions of dollars with little oversight from homeowners! The mgmt co industry lobbies to keep them self governed,…
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Jill Schweit…, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Jill Schweitzer asked:
Why is the HOA reserve study overlooked? The easiest way to check if an HOA is being managed properly is to look at the reserve study:
The key elements are:
1. the percent funded (100% is ideal),
2. the amount recommended to…
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 5, 2014 Home Buying in Scottsdale
Jean Jensen, Real Estate Pro in Mesa, AZ
Jean Jensen answered:
I have 3 LLC's each own 1 residential rental property. The LLC's each have the same single member. Do the LLC's need to pay sales tax to AZ?
You definitely want to consult a tax attorney for this question. Have you considered using a management company to further protect you from liability?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 24, 2014 Rentals in 85255
garypuntman, Other/Just Looking in Los Angeles, CA
garypuntman answered:
motels and hotels in thia area
I always like to find what hotels and motels are in my area. I usually find this out by driving around. I also search online for this information. There are a lot of hotels in my are ... more
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James Wehner, Real Estate Pro in South Scottsdale, Sc...
James Wehner answered:
I want to know what the crime rates are in area code 85260.
Check out www.crimereports.com and/ or www.spotcrime.com. I use these 2 sites frequently to check into the crime activity in certain areas.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 20, 2014 Crime & Safety in 85260
James Wehner, Real Estate Pro in South Scottsdale, Sc...
James Wehner answered:
What is the safest neighborhood in Arizona?
Mike, You ABC15 news reported on the top 10 safest cities in Arizona. You can see their report here: http://www.abc15.com/news/state/list-10-safest-places-in-arizona-according-to-real-e ... more
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Jeff Fisher, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Jeff Fisher answered:
Do any lead generation systems actually work? I am brand new to the business and have been reading up on different solutions.
Great answers from everyone! Farm farm and farm your own sphere of influence, your friends, family, dentist, dr, kids teachers etc. Thats free! Remind them that you are a realtor. The w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 16, 2014 Agent2Agent in Scottsdale
Jeff Fisher, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Jeff Fisher answered:
For Sale by Owner on Trulia
As you have most likely learned, Trulia dos not allow FSBO listings. Best of luck to you.
For greater exposure, professional representation and a stress free transaction process hire ... more
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Morgan Hodges, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Morgan Hodges answered:
Are there micro-climates in Scottsdale or is it just hot everywhere?
Different areas will have absolutely varying temperatures. Your best bet is to check the elevation of the area you're looking in - a good rule of thumb is the higher the elevation, the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 9, 2014 General Area in Scottsdale
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