Yes, there are 12 properties that are currently available which require a minimum 1-month commitment. Here is a link to the listings:
There are no Freedom Model homes that are in the "standing" inventory. So to get the Freedom Model we need to go to New Sales Center and get their qoutes. I can register you as my client with Pulte New Home Sales and get current information on the Freedom. It costs you no more when working with me but you do gain an advocate.
I also scanned the MLS and there are no Freedoms for sale in the MLS system either.
I live in Sun City Festival so I have information that will be important to you in the buying process.
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I live in Sun City West and really enjoy it. It is close to shopping, hospitals, major freeways. Please click on our link about Sun City West
I also sell many homes in Sun City Festival. All the people that I have sold to out there love the quiet and the newness of the community.
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If you are referring to the community here in AZ you can ask your agent to have a title company pull the demographics for that area for you. A lot of people have been buying second homes there and there is a small community of Canadians buying second homes. It's a beautiful place with great amenities. You should drive around and talk to residents living there to see if it's a place where you want to call home. The only drawback to it that I'm hearing is the distance from town.... more
Rich/Sharon, I don't know of anything currently available within that area. The proximity to the valley as a whole and the recognizable amenities the valley has to offer. I do work with a couple of agents/agencies that may be able to assist. Please let me know if you are interested but I do not have any available properties to offer off hand.
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Scorpions are common in remote communities surrounded by open desert -- Festival and Vistancia are good examples of such communities. The best thing you can do avoid getting scorpions is to ensure you control the cricket population at your property. Crickets are a favorite food of scorpions, so if there is no food for them, they won't visit you. Lizards love crickets, too. Keep a healthy lizard population in your yard and you will not have scorpion issues. I have successfully done this at my own home, it's natural and promotes the natural ecosystem without harmful chemicals.... more
Yes, you can obtain them from the Home Owners Association or sometimes the property owner.
You can try to access them BEFORE buying, during the inspection period or our standard Arizona Association of REALTORS contract has an Addendum stating that you have the right to review them.
Are you working with a professional REALTOR to guide you through the home buying process?
Are you buying a NEW BUILD, Distressed Property, Bank Owned?
If you are in need of assistance, feel free to contact me, my buyer services are usually free of charge (the seller pays my fee).
I hope this helps.
Quick answer: Yes.
Of course you can rebid.
Longer answer: would-be investors (at any age) tend to run into a lot of nay-sayers, generally beginning with their families. That';s not to say they don't have your best interests at heart; I'm sure they do. But people have an inbuilt resistance to things they don't understand or that they haven't done.
So, here's what you do. Assemble a "team." That means a Realtor familiar with the process (you may already have that) and who can tell you what the house would be worth once the work is complete.
You may need a lender. Get some recommendations from your agent. If it's going to be your primary residence, look into 203(k) loans--they're FHA loans that bundle the purchase price and the rehab cost.
You need an accountant. Look into your eligibility as a "first time home buyer" for the tax credit. People who haven't owned a primary residence in 3 years may qualify. AND people who've owned a home for 8 or more years and lived in it continuously for 5 or more years may qualify. Here's a link to the IRS web site: bit.ly/HomeBuyerTaxCredit
You need a construction person--someone to give you a good idea of the repairs the property needs. If you're going to be living there yourself, you know what you'd like and what you wouldn't. If you're planning on reselling it, consult with your Realtor on what amenities and improvements will best help sell your home. And if you're planning on renting it, again consult with your Realtor but don't overimprove the home. Rehabbing for rental is quite different than rehabbing for a sale.
The fact that the house needs too much work, is too old, and too dirty is great. It means that those same factors will turn off (and have turned off) would-be buyers. There are plenty of things that scare off people that are really easy and inexpensive to correct. So, that's why you need a contractor to tell you what things will really cost.
Finally, in today's world, 68 isn't too old. You may have another 10-20 years of vigorous activity ahead. (Hey, my uncle is 94. He plays tennis three times a week. He just wrote a book. You're barely getting started!)
So, you assemble a team. That, in itself, will help offset the criticism and negativity of your well-meaning family.
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