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Tobi Hawley, Real Estate Pro in 85281
Tobi Hawley answered:
We've heard of Troon North,Greyhawk,the Boulders. We'd like a community pool/clubhouse/health club. Near an executive golf course,
Check out www.pinnaclepointeliving.com .... This is a brand new development in between Troon & Troon North Golf Clubs in N Scottsdale on Alma School Rd just N of Happy Valley Rd. Howeve ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 30, 2015 Home Buying in North Scottsdale
HelpUBuy Ame…, Real Estate Pro in 75019
HelpUBuy America answered:
How to inspect the bank own property without water and electricity?
I have yet to see a house that was cheap enough or special enough to justify the risk involved with buying a foreclosure. There are a ton of dumpy homes on the market that you can buy d ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 21, 2015 Home Buying in 85254
Bryan Hamby, Real Estate Pro in 85260
Bryan Hamby answered:
why are 2014 taxes listed at $645 and payment caculator has tax at $1500/yr what is the difference?
If you would like to send me the address by email, I will look up the taxes so there is no confusion.

Bryan Hamby
HomeSmart
10601 N. Hayden Rd #I-100
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
602.758 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 11, 2015 Home Buying in South Scottsdale
Bryan Hamby, Real Estate Pro in 85260
Bryan Hamby 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
It really depends on the type of renter you are looking for while you are not living in the property. In addition to seasonal rentals, your home (if in the right North Scottsdale locati ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 7, 2015 Home Buying in North Scottsdale
Bryan Hamby, Real Estate Pro in 85260
Bryan Hamby answered:
How do retired people buy their retirement home before they sell their existing property?
I would recommend talking with a lender before you do anything.
It would also be advisable to have a CMA (comparable market analysis) on each property before attempting to purchase so ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu May 7, 2015 Home Buying in 85260
John Burke, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
John Burke answered:
I relocated for work from Arizona to California in 2009. I rented out the home due to the depressed market for 5 years. Can I still qualify.?
Hi Bphulse,

As long as you've reported the rental income on your tax returns for the last 2 years you may qualify to buy a new home.

Take a look at the recommendations from some o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 1, 2015 Home Buying in 85250
Bianca Benne…, Real Estate Pro in 85085
Bianca Bennett Real EstateTeam answered:
My 1st mortgage was modified 3 yrs ago and due to forgiveness of principal over the 3 years, I now have equity. Can my 2nd lender now foreclose?
Have you spoke with a lender about your situation? I have a great contact that can help you. would you be interested maybe doing a short-sale?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 29, 2015 Foreclosure in Scottsdale
Bianca Benne…, Real Estate Pro in 85085
Bianca Bennett Real EstateTeam answered:
Help with understanding property tax vs assessment in Scottsdale, AZ
great question - what is the property address? I could look it up for you, and give you more info.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 28, 2015 Home Buying in Scottsdale
Joannford, Home Buyer in Gilbert, AZ
Joannford answered:
Buckeye looking for advise building/purchasing a rental home or condo in the Scottsdale area.
If you send me specifics on what you are looking for and your email address, I can set you up with an MLS search for the purchase portion of this. I also can get you set up with a prope ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 25, 2015 Investment Properties in Scottsdale
Joseph Domino, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Joseph Domino answered:
Minimum Square Footage in Maricopa County Arizona
Well you indicated that you were looking in Scottsdale which pretty much makes this a very difficult challenge. It would have to be zoned for manufactured homes. You could look in one o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 20, 2015 Home Buying in Scottsdale
Winter Hunter, Home Buyer in Orange, CA
Winter Hunter answered:
Who owns this house?
When buying short sale or foreclosure, we used to run property title search before we make an offer. We should know ahead if the property has any outstanding mortgage, property tax, lie ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Jan 12, 2015 Foreclosure in Scottsdale
Jennie Miller…, Real Estate Pro in Phoenix, AZ
Jennie Miller PLLC answered:
Looking for statistics on photos on MLS, and Trulia. ie, the average person on Trulia looks at the first 4 photos, how many photos do they view?
For sure the lead photo and first couple of photos are going to engage a potential buyer. You will want these pictures to be the best possible qualify and that they accurate depict the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 1, 2015 Home Buying in Scottsdale
James Wehner, Real Estate Pro in South Scottsdale, Sc...
James Wehner answered:
Can I finance a bid at a foreclosure auction in ARIZONA?
If you can obtain private financing, you can finance the trustee sale purchase. To bid you will be required to show proof of $10,000 cashier's check made out to the trustee. The high bi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 29, 2014 Foreclosure in 85250
James Wehner, Real Estate Pro in South Scottsdale, Sc...
James Wehner answered:
I paid for an inspection on a house I contracted to buy. The report says the water lines are made of polybutylene. Should I bail? or ask for repiping?
Obtain opinions and quotes from licensed plumbers. With polybutylene, they usually only need to change out the fittings, not an entire re-piping. If you love the house and the plumbing ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 29, 2014 Home Buying in 85260
Jennie Miller…, Real Estate Pro in Phoenix, AZ
Jennie Miller PLLC answered:
What are the landlease monthly fees in Briarwood North, Scottsdale? How long is the landlease presently and when could these fees be increased?
Make sure that you are discussing this with your Realtor and that you collect all the information up front.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 8, 2014 Home Buying in South Scottsdale
Jennie Miller…, Real Estate Pro in Phoenix, AZ
Jennie Miller PLLC answered:
How can RE agent or broker have 30-50 recommendations and 0 homes sold?
The sold homes on Trulia don't automatically populate. Agents have to enter them in manually so maybe this person didn't enter in their sales.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 8, 2014 Home Buying in Scottsdale
Jennie Miller…, Real Estate Pro in Phoenix, AZ
Jennie Miller PLLC answered:
In Scottsdale short sale 10% off list price offer. Thoughts? Place has been on MLS 70 days, 1 price reduction 2 months ago
You should have a cost market analysis prepared on the home by your agent. Have you discussed this with your Realtor?
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 8, 2014 Home Buying in Scottsdale
Kimberly May…, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Kimberly May Small answered:
I filed chapter 7 in 2008, my husband did not. The mortgage co. discharged both of us from the loan. Is he still liable for the mortgage?
Absolutely consult your attorney. Should you need a referral please feel free to contact me.
I have a amazing real estate attorney!
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 7, 2014 Foreclosure in 85257
Jennie Miller…, Real Estate Pro in Phoenix, AZ
Jennie Miller PLLC answered:
I'm looking touy, with no money down, using the 1st time buyr's program, w/assistd down payment, what is avaiable in Scottsdale in the 85258 or 85259
There are some new loan programs that might work for you.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 15, 2014 Home Buying in 85259
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