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Home Selling in 85338 : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Jul 19, 2017
Ridejumpfly asked:
The closet would be a simple addition. I just don't know if it is worth having someone put it in.
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Fri Apr 28, 2017
Josh Manno answered:
As a solar inspector we factor the "Value" of the system differently in that we provide a TRUE dollar value for the actual equipment in it's current state and we then project the "Savings" in electricity as evaluated against current tier pricing as outlined by the utility. What most homeowners don't understand (and it's not the homeowners fault; the installation company simply didn't educate the homeowner) is that these systems need maintenance. I'm not talking thousands of dollars worth. I'm saying that with regular cost effective cleaning and maintenance makes a big difference in production and long term energy savings. Homeowners who are looking to sell and or buy solar ready properties are best off if they do their homework. These systems are graded for 20-30 years of service depending on manufacturer and inverter brand. More realtors need to do their homework here and start including solar inspections to those listings that have solar arrays. We've done hundreds of these for realtors all across California and AZ and there are a lot of dollars left on the table for home sellers and a lot of dollars missed out on by new home buyers because they didn't know the status of the solar system. ... more
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Thu May 21, 2015
Michael & Claudia Ewen answered:
As far as the purchase price goes being the motivating factor, spring and early summer traditionally are when we see the most competition and strongest offers. Come the holidays, there are not as many buyers and homes usually go for less money and stay on the market a little longer. ... more
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Sun Feb 22, 2015
Michael Lamonge answered:
Fri Mar 6, 2009
Joe Bourland answered:
If one of the answers below doesn't solidify that real estate is a local specialty, I don't know what does. Goodyear and the rest of the West Valley have seen over 40% declines in value in the past 3 years. Some as high as 60%. The peak of pricing was June 2006. NO ONE knows where our home prices will bottom but i can with certainty say that it hasn't happend today. ... more
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