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Tue Jan 28, 2014
Rebecca Kallhoff Team answered:
This answer could be found by contacting your HOA... If you're buying a home there and curious, that is something your agent should be able to find out for you....
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Sat Jan 11, 2014
Debbie Zappala answered:
Hi Danny,

Mick Askew a Senior Mortgage Banker with Peoples Mortgage Co. has been very helpful for my clients and offers USDA information and qualifying a home. He's great at answering all questions with no obligations.

You can reach him at (480) 448-2022 or maskew@peoplesmortgage.com

Good luck!
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Mon Oct 7, 2013
Jose Dias answered:
Hi Bonnie,

See below a link to seller financing homes in Anthem:

http://www.myfirsthouseaz.com?filter=sellerfinancing&CheckedCities[]=Anthem

If you are serious about buying a seller financing home I can help you get a great home for a great price.

Jose Dias, REALTOR
(623) 418-5700
email: jose at MyFirstHouseAZ.com
website: www.MyFirstHouseAZ.com
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Sun Oct 6, 2013
Chris Prickett answered:
There are currently 61 homes for rent in Anthem that would at least consider pets. Contact me and i'll send them to you.
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Mon Jul 22, 2013
Sylvia Hamilton answered:
There are no screenings or background checks in Anthem - Parkside or the Country Club. If you have any specific questions regarding Anthem, I am happy to assist. My team is based out of the Keller Williams Phoenix/Anthem office and can certainly assist you.

Good luck!
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Tue Jul 2, 2013
Rose Mullins answered:
The short answer is that the lease transfers with the purchase and you would be required to honor the lease. However, that being said, you may enter into an agreement with the tenant that would offer you the end result you are looking for. Usually renters are most agreeable if you sweeten the deal for them (ie; refund their deposits, give them their last 30 days free, or provide a cash moving incentive). Make sure that all agreements are made in writing with all parties signing the agreement. ... more
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Sun Jun 16, 2013
Stephanie Weiss answered:
I know I'm late to this party :) The streamline was created for a borrower to go to their CURRENT lender and get a streamlined loan, mostly to get an interest rate reduction or basically refinance outside the normal situations. The borrower has to have employment and a good credit score. You can basically get a refinance above 80% LTV without paying MIP (mortgage insurance premiums). You need to speak to your existing lender. You also need to know if you have a FNMA or FREDDIE MAC backed loan. The basic benefit is getting your interest rate down. You may have the normal closing costs tied into it. The lenders can add that into the loan amount too but it all depends on your situation and your lender so give them a call. Good luck! ... more
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Mon May 6, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
Is it possible that they are talking about an area where there is a large number of Radon sickness, or Cancer, or Asthma?
We have heard about things like this.
But, this was over a year ago:
Would there be something in the newspapers, or Google?
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Sun Apr 21, 2013
Maria Fano answered:
Century 21 Desert Estates, 623-742-6994, has been managing properties forever and does a great job. 4250 W Anthem Way, Phoenix, AZ
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Thu Apr 4, 2013
Moira Huss answered:
Great answers from others, being this was back in April 2011, if you still follow this question, I'd be curious to know what your outcome was.
It is important to know that you were signing a Real Estate Agency Disclosure and Election form for either, and if your offer was accepted on the first home. Yes if you did not withdraw and had money in escrow, you would lose that earnest deposit.
If you were signing a real estate agency disclosure and election, it would've needed additional signing that you did not have full representation.
If you work with one agent, they're representing you.
If you're working with the listing agent, as the buyer, you have limited representation.
I sure hope you're following this so you can answer as to the outcome of your question?
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Thu Mar 7, 2013
Barbara Holbrook answered:
If you don't have any disabilities, a two story home is great because it usually separates general living quarters from bedrooms and the first floor usually has a very spacious look.
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Fri Sep 14, 2012
jay kopas answered:
No mello roo fees. Bonds are connected to your property taxes and assess that way. Usually fire, community college, and schools are the bonds. There are several different communities in Anthem. Parkside which HOA fees are about 80 a month; The Landings about 90 a month; The Villages (condos) which are about 250 a month; and the Club area which has two fees: HOA of about 150 a month, and then recreation of 150 as well, or golf membership which varies depending on the membership option.

It is a great community with so many choices.... I have lived here since November 1999, and my kids have grown up here too!
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Tue Aug 7, 2012
Brokerforseniors answered:
Who was the Pulte drywall company in Martin Valley, Coolidge, AZ 85128
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Tue Aug 2, 2011
Patrick Jorgensen answered:
Wil,
We have plenty of water here. It just costs more than anywhere else in the valley. Arizona American Water is making us pay for the cost of their treatment facility. Unfortunately, until the lawsuits are settled, we are stuck. ... more
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Tue Apr 26, 2011
Michelle Carr-Crowe answered:
This is a big unknown. Maybe you should consider homes that are less likely to have been built with this material - either in another area or built when this product was not yet in use.
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Mon Feb 14, 2011
Nicole answered:
***UPDATE**** I got written approval on Feb 9 and we had our pest and home inspection this weekend. We are doing a VA loan and know that the apprasial has to be done. we have a rough COE of March 25,2011. Hope it closes sooner. Thanks for the advice. ... more
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Tue Dec 21, 2010
Jeffrey Masich answered:
Dear Mary:

To get crime statistics for Anthem's zip code or any major city in Arizona, go to this link and select "Crime Statistics by City: http://www.arizonahomesland.com/aboutarizona.html

For more information, contact the police departments website.

May I wish you the best.

Jeff Masich, Realtor
Arizona Homes and Land
HomeSmart
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Tue Nov 16, 2010
Stacy Carter answered:
Debbie,
Your lease should have a section that outlines what happens in early termination. You most likely have to give a minimum of 60 days notice and there may be some sort of financial compensation for the tenant for disturbing their quiet enjoyment of the property.

The bigger question is why you'd have to short sale at all? Based on your question, I'm assuming the rent is not enough to cover your mortgage. Have you fallen behind on payments with the lender and have you received foreclosure notices?

Full disclosure to the tenant might be the best course of action. The renter may be willing to pay more or better yet, they might be interested in purchasing the property. You probably have options you haven't considered. Talk with a Realtor in your area to see what they might suggest.

Good luck,
Stacy Carter
Associate Broker
Home Appreciators Team at
Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers
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Tue Jul 13, 2010
Jacqueline Roersma answered:
LPSF = List Price Square Foot and DOM is days on the market.
Jacqueline Roersma
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Wed Jun 23, 2010
Jacqueline Roersma answered:
If the approval letters have been received based on the $300,000.00 offer, and the agreement notice has been received by the buyer from the seller, then the transaction should be able to close without any further negotiation regarding price.
If the appraisal is from the lien holders in consideration of approving the short sale, and the approval letter and/or agreement notice has not been received by the buyer, the negotiations can be continued. If you have a fully signed purchase contract including a short sale addendum and not the formal approval letters or agreement notice the lien holders could stipulate a price that would be acceptable to approve the short sale anywhere between the $300 and the $330.
In today’s Short Sale world the majority of Agents and Brokers use a Short Sale Addendum which clarifies the agreement notice as: If the Seller and Seller's creditors enter into a short sale agreement, the Seller shall immediately deliver notice to Buyer ("Agreement Notice").
Best Regards,
Jacqueline Roersma, Broker, E-Pro, CDPE, CSSN, GRI, SFR and FiveStar Certified
Phantom Realty 623.580.1580 Ext 101
Jacqueline@PhantomRealty.com
www.PhantomRealty.com
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