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Mon Aug 22, 2016
Your Wife :) answered:
Sun Mar 30, 2014
Tiffany Carlson-Richison answered:
As discussed below this is a Dual Agency with Limited Representation. The agent owes both parties honest and fair dealing and can not offer opinions just facts. If you would like to discuss this further please give me a call.

Best Wishes,
Tiffany Carlson- Richison
Realty One Group
Cell 480-215-1105
Awarded as one of Top 40 Agents under 40 in 2013 from SEVRAR
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Tue Jun 25, 2013
Bianca Bennett answered:
If you have an executed contract with the bank, the bank should not accept other offers, unless those offers are backups - the banks can accept backups.

Best Regards,

Real Estate Professional / Prestige Realty
Bianca Bennett / 602-570-7898
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Tue Jun 25, 2013
Bianca Bennett answered:
I would be happy to email you a list with properties for rent in this areas.
Please provide me with your email address.

Best Regards,

Real Estate Professional / Prestige Realty
Bianca Bennett / 602-570-7898
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Tue Jun 25, 2013
Bianca Bennett answered:
The house inventory is shrinking! The good news is that we can still find great deals today and use the low interest rates to buy a property for an owner occupant or for an investment property.

Let me know if I can help!

Best Regards,

Real Estate Professional / Prestige Realty
Bianca Bennett / 602-570-7898
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Tue Jun 25, 2013
Bianca Bennett answered:
The inventory is shrinking! The good news is that we can still find great deals today and use the low interest rates to buy a property for an owner occupant or for an investment property.

Let me know if I can help!

Best Regards,

Real Estate Professional / Prestige Realty
Bianca Bennett / 602-570-7898
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Fri Jun 14, 2013
Jeff Polett,Designated Broker answered:
Hi Ms. Henning:

El Maro is a very nice community of homes, and even though it is gated, it isn't a guarded complex. The monthly HOA dues are $350 and recently 2 homes closed escrow in El Maro. The sales prices were $2,850,000 and $3,100,000, although at the moment there isn't an El Maro home listed for sale.

Two of my company's listings in the Town of Paradise Valley closed in May. . .3270 E. Palo Verde Dr. at $1,450,000 & 6149 N. Hogahn Dr. at $970,000, and neither of these were in gated enclaves, but the neighborhoods were excellent ones. There are other gated areas in PV that aren't as pricey as El Maro and if you would like me to forward you some listing descriptions and photos of several current MLS listings, please let me know. Thank you.


Jeff Polett, GRI, CRS Broker
"Phoenix Association of Realtors
Lifetime President's Roundtable"
Specializing in Distinctive Homes
Since 1976
Celebrating Jeff's 37th Year
in Valley Real Estate
O: (602) 279-2300
C: (602) 359-4699
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Mon Feb 11, 2013
Ryan Buckley The Premier Group answered:
Its a beautiful area close to shopping,restaurants and not to far from old town scottsdale which has allot of nightlife.

Ryan Buckley Realtor®
Turning your Dream into an Address
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
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Mon Jul 16, 2012
Doug McVinua answered:
The AS-IS is pretty common as the seller typically wont do repairs and neither will the bank in most cases.

Buyer protection is by reviewing the home carefully before writing the offer followed by the proper inspections during an inspection period.

The Arizona Association of Realtor contract frequently used provides a 10 day inspection period in it by default.

Of course your Realtor should be the one answering the question as that person should be the one that knows what you signed or plan to sign.
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Sat Jul 7, 2012
John Forsyth answered:
I think the average Realtor is often out of their element when dealing with high end homes.

Now if we are talking a million dollar home there may not be much difference, but when we get into the Multi Million Dollar home, you need someone who can represent the property properly.

I have sucess with the buyers million dollar homes becasue having been a Regional Director of a fortune 500 company I believe I bring a polished approach and experience that many in the industry just don't have.

If you need help in selling your property or you would like to disucss my marketing plan to get homes sold, please feel free to give me a call.

John Forsyth HomeSmart Elite Group
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Sat Jan 28, 2012
Howard Rudin answered:
I have seen quite a variety of answers to your question Jane. In my opinion, you need to work with someone you feel a level of trust and comfort with. Many agents do not do property managment because their firms do not allow it. If you use one of them you will need a separate property management firm. My firm, WEST USA Realty, does both sales and managment. I manage about 50 properties and have lived in the Scottsdale, Arcadia and Paradise Valley area for nearly 40 years. I know the area very well. There are many considerations in buying an investment property and the important thing to realize is that you can't let your emotions get involved when buying investment property. If you don't get one, there will always be another. A great agent won't be pushy and will work with you to find the right property for your individual goals. If you like what you have read in my post, please call me to discuss your needs.

I wish you the best of luck in your search.


Howard Rudin
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Sun Aug 21, 2011
John Sacktig answered:
So Gary.. what did you do?

Paul Stated

"It is good, solid protection to provide you with advises, opinion and guidance along the buying process.

The agent can assist you in:
finding properties
providing community information
analysis of the offer you wish to make
analysis of the asking price of the seller
connect you other needed professionals in the transaction such as mortgage, inspectors, title companies and warrenty firms to name a few

And the Listing agent can do all of these for you also..

** Note that all of the above would be public knowledge.. Including the listing agent doing a CMA for the buyer as this would use public records, same as any other "solid protection" agent, the mortgage, the inspectors, the title company.. These are not just available to every other agent other than the listing agent.. AND since we are all buyers, sellers and dual agents until we make the distinction, if you decide to look at another house.. The listing agent is then the buyer’s agent..

O.k.. the point is this.. go to whom you feel comfortable with and YES, that can be the listing agent. Whatever you need to really know will come out in a home inspection. There is nothing anyone is going to do different to get that house cheaper from the seller.
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Tue Aug 2, 2011
Temporarily Off-line answered:
OK, we are now up to 3 years on this thread and Mavi is still getting advice that is likely no longer needed.
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Tue Jun 7, 2011
Carmen Brodeur, JD answered:
Gary, the answer lies in the CC&R's, budget and bylaws of the HOA, along with the developer's (assuming its a recent development) appointed reserve funds. The seller has to disclose to the buyer these HOA documents and the buyer can reject the home based on these documents within 5 days (of signing). The buyer can then get their earnest money back within that time frame if its purchased using a standard Arizona Association of Real Estate purchase contract and HOA addendum.

If it is on a builders contract the buyers rights will vary. It is best to work with a competent Realtor who can guide you through this and lookout for your best interests even if you are dealing with a builder. The sales agent at a model home represents the builder, not the buyer.
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Mon Jan 10, 2011
Jason Whaley answered:
Call me when you have a chance. I have very good friends that actually just moved into that neighborhood. They moved into unit #13 and their backyard is right on Lincoln Drive. I could bring you over to see their unit and what they paid to give you an idea about prices in the neighborhoood and the noise. It is a fantastic neighborhood and there is a guard at the gate 24 hours, so it is very secure. You are allowed to use the pool and spa that are heated year round, you can order room service from the Camelback Inn and when you are at the resort/restaurant/bar, you can have a tab in your name and you will get a bill sent to you monthly. ... more
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Wed Nov 24, 2010
Jeff Star answered:
Is it a short sale property? If so the reason could possibly be when the listing agent was submitting the short sale package lowered the price so it would reflect on the plano. Then it looks like to the bank that the offer is more then the asking price. Also when the bpo is being done the agent doing the bpo says "hey the buyer is paying more then the list price." The bpo gets done at the purchase price. Just a thought.

Why would the lender request a price adjustment? If your willing to pay the price and it appraises what difference does it make to the lender.
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Sun Jul 4, 2010
Brion Crum answered:
If you want to live in a prestigious area then PV may be the right choice for you. The values in PV have held up relatively well compared to other parts of the valley so you may not get lowest prices per square foot based on the quality of home but if you find a home you like at a price you are comfortable with then you will probably be happy with PV. The Arcadia area in Phoenix may be attractive to you as well. These areas are closer to downtown and freeways than the far North Scottsdale luxury areas which make them attractive to professionals and 2nd home owners who want convenience over the views, golf courses and slightly cooler temps and clearer air in Carefree, Cave Creek and North Scottsdale (North of Pinnacle Peak Rd).

If you want a home that is at a great price now and will hold up well when the market rebounds then you may find better deals the farther north in Scottsdale you go. There are many more distressed properties (bank owned) in the area between Troon North and Desert Mountain than you will find in PV. These areas offer the beauty and appeal of the Sonoran Desert and less traffic and cooler temps than PV which makes it very attractive to second home owners from the midwest and Canada.

Good luck in your home search,

Let me know if you need help with a mortgage or interior design help.

Brion Crum
Pinnacle Wealth, llc
602 326-5360
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Fri May 7, 2010
Carmen Brodeur, JD answered:
I agree with Jay. You should pick a buyers agent that works for a different company to avoid dual representation. You want an agent that is solely working for you and your best interests! ... more
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Fri Apr 30, 2010
Bill Sartor answered:
Gary is would help you to talk to some of members of board of the particular HOA and see how they would handle a infraction and how hard they enforce their CC&Rs
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