Yes, ask a Realtor to show you homes listed by an owner of the home. Realtor's may not charge you for this service and will take you through the lease contract and represent you. Alternatively, you can check the classified ads.
Jeffrey Masich, Realtor, GRI, MBA
If you are thinking about listing your home for sale, it looks like a reasonable list price would be somewhere slightly below $300,000, depending on condition and features. However, it looks like the purchase price in 2009 was $364,900, still likely making this a short sale scenario. If you'd like to discuss in further detail, I'd be happy to meet with you sometime. I live a few miles away, and my in-laws live in the adjacent subdivision, Coplen Farms. Please feel free to call me with any questions.
@ Home Properties & Management
I have a listed rental in Avondale - like new w/ grass back yard for $1000/mo. Owner may be looking to sell in about a year or so. Let me know if you're interested and I would be happy to provide you with details. 623-824-4275.... more
I wouldn't count on getting any money back:
The $450 includes the cost of a Credit Check.
Everyone will have some pre-charges; maybe as little as $50.
They may be guilty of not communicating well with you; but you didn't ask the right questions.
Federal Law is pretty strict on them; but you have to be the watchdog, no one will do it for you.
Yes, they MUST give you a GFE.
You may want to get 1 or 2 more; it will probably be worth it.
We, on Trulia, can probably help with referrals or figures (There are a lot of Mortgage people on Trulia).
Good luck and may God bless... more
It doesn't have to be a scam. This kind of market should have more such opportunities. However, there are a few issues with this arrangement, one of which is fair pricing. Does an investor who paid a remarkably low price to purchase want to sell at today's prices, or would they rather hold out another couple years in hopes that we'll see another jump like we've seen these last twelve months? Furthermore, do you as a buyer really want to set in stone that you're willing to pay a drastically higher price than houses are currently worth, when instead you could just take your chances and wait? Most of the lease-to-own opportunities and seller carried financing deals I've seen have been too expensive, in my opinion. Sometimes, you'll find a decent seller carried financing deal, but otherwise my advice to clients is usually to play it safe and just keep it simple. If you can't easily buy right now without agreeing to exotic terms, then perhaps it's better to sit this round out -- after all, the market appears to be stabilizing again, which should help ease fears that we're in for 25% jumps in pricing over the next year.... more
Mark, we are realtors - not water quality experts. We assist with the sale of your home, not with testing your water or providing you with water analysis reports. If you are seeking real estate advice, posting your question here on Trulia is appropriate. If you are looking for water quality analysis and reports, I suggest you contact the City of Avondale or the water company serving your area of interest.
There is no substitute for doing your own research. Google is your friend.... more
you can go in county records and see if the home has been sent to auction,
or you should have legal notice posted on your door plus mailed to the home.
the landlord probably will not tell you.
Hope this helps... more
In some area's never. You have to know the neighborhood. A lot of people look down upon unsolicited door knocks. there are some areas though that it works very well. The best time shave been weekend afternoons when people are in their yards and out and aboout. For those with the gift to be able to do it, it wokrs well.... more
Sandrar, Are your parents in Phoeniz also? You want to buy them a property close to you, correct? If so, your onlly alternative is going to be to buy an investment property. You will need 25% to 30% down payment (unless you can find a HomePath home, which will allow an investor purchase for 10% down payment). You will need to qualify for both payments in most situations; however, some lenders may allow you to offset the rental with rent proceeds. You will need six to twelve months reserves for the mortgage payments.
If you were buying in a vacation spot, like Sedona, you could buy a second home and only put 5% to 10% down. I would contact a local mortgage professional to discuss your situation and goals in detail. Best of luck to you!... more
Mortgage financing is not property-specific, it is buyer-specific. This particular property is not even currently on the market, but if you're wanting to seriously shop for a home, then you would be very wise to secure mortgage loan pre-approval from a local, reputable mortgage lender. If you want or need a referral to a lender with integrity, simply email me from my profile.
All the best!... more
Did you intend to post this question regarding a specific property? There are community pools in Laveen, but they are for residents of their respective subdivisions. The nearest public pools are a few miles to the east of Laveen. Deposits and rental rates will vary by property. If you are looking for a Realtor to help find rental listings that meet your criteria, please let me know.
That's a very open-ended question! What are you looking for in a home? What is important to you in terms of your neighborhood? What about commuting, amenities, parks, schools? How about the number of foreclosures that are upcoming in a particular neighborhood - wouldn't that be important to know from a future value standpoint?
There are many, many factors to consider. Give a REALTOR® such as myself a call and we can better assist once we know what you're looking for. My office sells 100 foreclosures annually, so we know how to get offers accepted. We can also let you know the foreclosure activity in any neighborhood you are considering.... more
There are many to choose from. Search the MLS iwth no registration for free to see what is active and avaialble as of today. http://www.arizonahomesland.com/freearizonamlssearch.html
It is actually less expensive per month to purchase in this area than it is to rent. Also, the free grant money for buying a foreclosure in the western zip codes and SE like Queen Creek is still available in selected zip codes for now.
For a rental, you should look a few weeks before you are ready. The inventory you see now will not be there in January.
Jeff Masich, Realtor
Arizona Homes and Land
contact a local Realtor to find a rental for you - he/she will also be a good resource to help aclimate to the area with information about the area beyond real estate.
Click this link to review Realtors in your locale that are on Trulia:
Best of luck
Since you asked for advice, here it is.
Do not buy a home immediately upon moving to a new area. Rent first. In fact, my advice is for you to rent for minimum 3 months prior to buying a home. This will allow you time to drive through neighborhood, experience the traffice. and inspect areas with your own empirical senses. Buying a home is an important expensive decision and one that should not be rushed into. So, take your time to find the right home because when you buy a home, you don't just buy the home; you are also buying into the neighborhood, lifefsytyle, characteristics, etc. So, look for a rental first and then take your time to find the right home in the right neighborhood.
PAUL WELDEN PLLC
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In regard to safety concerns I strongly suggest you consult the City of Phoenix crime statistic website http://phoenix.gov/APPINTRO/crimesta.html
Some parts of Laveen receive services from the city of Phoenix and some parts are covered by Maricopa county. You need to check the zip code or address of the home you are interested in.
As a real estate agent we cannot legally tell you if a neighborhood is nice or safe, and don't bother calling 911, they won't tell you either. It's a personal judgment call.
Sorry I can't be of more help, but want to make sure you get accurate information.
Solutions Real Estate... more