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djennifer009, Other/Just Looking in Salt Lake City, UT
djennifer009 answered:
Why do so many homes in sun city have bars on windows and doors? I would think being 55 plus would be pretty much crime free.
Exactly. It's just a safety precaution. Security precautions are smart even if you're not going to leave for the summer. I don't have anything on my door right now other than a deadbolt ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 16, 2014 Home Buying in Sun City
Marcy, Home Owner in Sun City, AZ
Marcy answered:
Is every house part of an HOA in Sun City?
Homeowners (Houses) do not pay HOA's. Condos and townhouses do. We own a condo and our HOA is $113 per month and covers water, landscaping, outside pest control, and sewer and garbage ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 15, 2014 Home Buying in Sun City
Pamela Brewer, Real Estate Pro in 85226
Pamela Brewer answered:
I am trying to get my home photos off of your website permanently. I was forced to set up an account I didn't want and I still cannot remove them.
Hi there,
Trulia and all other real estate internet sites pull ALL information, including photos from the local MLS. You'll need to contact the listing agent - and request the photos ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 13, 2014 Home Buying in Sun City
Gary Birtles, Other/Just Looking in Scottsdale, AZ
Gary Birtles answered:
what are the appx costs and considerations in adding a swimming pool to a pre-existing home in Surprise?
It really depends on what you want. There are positives and negatives in both scenarios. If you buy a home with a pool, you wouldn't have to worry about the installation process. If you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 4, 2014 Home Buying in 85379
Lisa Markham, Real Estate Pro in Tucson, AZ
Lisa Markham answered:
What would cost of MIP be for $57,200 FHA loan be?
Hi Geomartin!

I can help you with your financing; I do not have a minimum amount for an FHA loan. At $57,200, the up-front MIP will cost you approx. $965.97 and the monthly premium w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 28, 2014 Home Buying in 85373
Brian Nguyen, Real Estate Pro in Mission Viejo, CA
Brian Nguyen answered:
I have a credit score of 728. will I be able to get a home loan and if so what might be the interest rate.?
Your credit scores are definitely acceptable for most loan options. Lenders like myself can go as low as 580-620 depending on what type of loan you are seeking. With your current scores ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 20, 2014 Home Buying in Sun City
wolfwuf1234, Home Owner in Sun City, AZ
wolfwuf1234 answered:
Is there any condition for which the $3,000 new resident fee can be waived such as disability or selling primary home in another state to move to AZ.?
The resident fee is never waived. This money is used to keep Sun City in great condition i.e all the club houses gyms, pools, spas and now golf courses heen completely renovated so su ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 24, 2014 Home Buying in 85351
Sandra Baldw…, Real Estate Pro in Sun City, AZ
Sandra Baldwin answered:
is any of sun city listings prone to flooding ?
Sharon - Sun City is not situated for home to have flooding potential. The streets can temporarily fill in a short heavy rain but they clear within hours. The Aqua Fria river bed is ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Jan 15, 2014 Home Buying in 85351
Jim Mitchell, Real Estate Pro in Arizona
Jim Mitchell answered:
What would cost of MIP for $57,200 FHA loan?
Hello Geomartin5. In addition to a monthly MIP, there is also a one time up-front FHA funding fee.

This FHA loan calculator is very accurate:

http://www.anytimeestimate.com/FHA ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 7, 2014 Home Buying in 85373
Diane M Clark, Real Estate Pro in Sun City, AZ
Diane M Clark answered:
Exactly what do I get for the two one-time fees $3,000 Capital Preservation fee and $300 Resale Transfer Fee.
It looks like you are considering purchasing at El Dorado. This is a unique and upscale property that includes monthly fees (in addition to the Capital Preservation fee) for food and se ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 2, 2014 Home Buying in Sun City
whitfield.fe…, Home Buyer in Sun City, AZ
whitfield.ferris4 answered:
Is a golf cart considered a reasonable method of transportation in the Sun City Area other than to and from the golf course?
Yes, people go to the grocery store and errands (doctor's app'ts) all the time!
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 24, 2013 Home Buying in Sun City
Gloria Green, Home Owner in Goodyear, AZ
Gloria Green answered:
What is the average cost of a lot rental in a mobile home part in Sun City?
Not in Sun city but A 55+ community in Goodyear 300.00 a month Has rec center dances 2 times a month Golf course Heated swimming pool and jazzi I have a 28 X 52 2br 2 bath Deck on go ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 31, 2013 Home Buying in Sun City
Jennie Miller…, Real Estate Pro in Phoenix, AZ
Jennie Miller Pllc answered:
Termite Concerns
Well a termite inspector told me once there are two kinds of homes in Arizona--ones that have termites and ones that will have termites.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 14, 2013 Home Buying in Sun City
Teri Edmiston, Real Estate Pro in Sun City, AZ
Teri Edmiston answered:
The price range is about 55K to 70K.
There are several homes available in Sun City in that price range. It just depends what you are looking for ie: single family, gemini/duplex, apartment.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 23, 2013 Home Buying in Sun City
Jennie Miller…, Real Estate Pro in Phoenix, AZ
Jennie Miller Pllc answered:
How busy/noisy is Boswell Blvd. by the Rec Center?
Have you gone past the house and toured the home so that you can verify this yourself? Here is a link to view more details about this home.

http://www.flexmls.com/cgi-bin/mainmenu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 12, 2013 Home Buying in Sun City
mathison.mic…, Real Estate Pro in Surprise, AZ
mathison.michelle answered:
I do not like gas. Are there any homes in Sun City that are all electric baseboard.?
All of the answers you are receiving are correct. Most of the SC communities operate by electric only. I know you have had lots of realtors solicit their homes and services. If you h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 12, 2013 Home Buying in Sun City
Tracy Walters, Real Estate Pro in Sun City, AZ
Tracy Walters answered:
If we are looking at a house for 70- $80,000 and have 50,000 to put down, can we get financed with bad credit?
I would be pleased to put you in touch with the mortgage specialist's that I work closely with and they will assist you with all your mortgage related questions. I would enjoy working w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 30, 2013 Home Buying in Sun City
Vivien L Big…, Real Estate Pro in Arizona
Vivien L Biggs PLC answered:
My husband makes 90,000 a year. Is there a way to buy a house if you have bad credit? Such as putting down half, no qualify etc.?
Hello Sandi,

The Lender I work with, provides one of the best home purchase program in America. They provide FREE personalized and comprehensive counseling to Members to address your ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 18, 2012 Home Buying in Sun City
Barbara Fran…, Real Estate Pro in Sun City, AZ
Barbara Frankovich answered:
I am interested in paying cash for a condo or townhouse 30,000- 35,000 and renting it until I turn 65 in 4 years,
Hi,
You can find a condo in that price range. However, many of the condo units are going toward no rentals. There are still some units allowing rentals. Give me a call 602-502-8414
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 17, 2012 Home Buying in Sun City
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