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Home Buying in Chandler Ginning : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Aug 28, 2013
Mary Wilson answered:
This is a very common request, one I've handled many times and can help you with. My brokerage can also handle all the property management for you until you're ready to retire. And when you're ready to retire, if you want to update the condo, I can provide you with trusted contractors to discuss any work you may want done.

Reach me at 480-772-1846;
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Mon Aug 5, 2013
Chelsea Anderson answered:
To give you the best number possible, I would need to know more about the home - the number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms, single story or two story and then what features or upgrades are there?

Based on the numbers right now, the range is $243,000 - $330,000 depending on those items listed above.

Rental rates are going between $1490 and $1550 per month in that community, again depending on the items above.

I'd love to talk with you directly and help you narrow down the values for your specific property. My direct line is 602-748-6136.

All the best,

Chelsea Elwood, Realtor
Keller Williams East Valley
(602) 748-6136
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Wed Dec 5, 2012
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Mon Jan 3, 2011
Steve Willis answered:
Probate will occur even if you have a will. Intestacy is the name of the situation where someone dies without a will - in which case the State you live in has a formula for dividing your assets among your next of kin. Probate comes from the latin verb "probari" which means to prove. The beneficiaries of your last will and testament receive the items you have left them after the court supervised probate process establishes that the decedent has uncontested ownership. Notable exceptions to this process are items that pass by beneficiary designation, such as life insurance proceeds and private pension accounts (IRA's, Keoghs) and Jointly Titled accounts (with the right of survivorship) such as many bank accounts - or a house. It wouldn't be unusual for an intestate individual to leave an estate where the executor and beneficiaries wish to liquidate assets, such as a home, in order to facilitate the payment of expenses and the division of assets among beneficiaries. Obviously, there can be legal questions involved in these matters that are outside the scope and expertise of most Real Estate Agents and expert advice from a qualified Estate Attorney would be suggested. ... more
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Mon Nov 15, 2010
Kerri Billingsley answered:
Wow! Lots of opinions and facts. I've closed 73 transactions so far this year and several were Canadian-some for winter residences and some for rentals. There are programs for as little as 20% down but 30% is more common and of course, cash is never a problem. Let me know where you want to be and we'll get started. No need for you to come down! I've assisted in 4 purchases where the owner moved forward site-unseen based on my opinions and calculations. ... more
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Mon Oct 11, 2010
Christine Holwell answered:
Both areas have great benefits to them. If you go on line you can research about the towns & area. Both you will find have shopping malls, restaurants & easy access to highways. If you go to you can see how they each rank with schooling. It sounds like you are looking to rent once you make a purchase. My suggestion is you begin working with a Realtor now to help narrow your search & also work with a property management company. You will get the expertise of an agent helping you find the best use of your money & a property management company that can help you determine the areas that are renting the best & at what rate. I currently have another client doing just this. We have a property management division at my broker - so it has been a nice fit to help narrow down the areas - our client has described what he hoped the property has, PM has discussed what many renters are looking for & areas that are renting well & I have helped with "good deals"

Hope this helps & I would love to help you if you need an agent still.

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Mon Oct 11, 2010
Christine Holwell answered:
I was just informed a few days ago that BBVA (formally Compass) is great for Canadian buyers. They are an international bank so they are not "afraid" to lend to others. I am told that the interest rate is about .25 higher than what current rates are & down payment is between 25%-30%....which is much lower than I have found in the past.

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Fri Jul 30, 2010
Stephanie Weiss answered:

I will add to what Patty said.....a quick analysis of Comparable properties in Sun Groves are closing at

Low $71.70 PSF, Average $76.16 High $81.02

Some listing agents will price short sale listings below comps to generate an offer and stall a potential foreclosure such as this is, but the bank will want the best comp price they can get and will often counter with a higher number after the buyer has waited 2-3 months for a response. Additionally, this property has 2 loans which complicates things since the fallout rate of short sales is very high.

Just some food for thought.
Stephanie Weiss
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Thu May 6, 2010
Troy Erickson answered:
I may not give you the answer you are looking for, but I think it would be highly beneficial for you to find one agent to work with that will be able to answer all your questions. You seem to have a lot of questions, and are looking for a much better understanding of the home buying process here in the states. Some of the things you are asking about need more explaination and clarification than what can be given in this type of forum. ... more
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Thu May 6, 2010
Carlos Ramirez answered:
The listings on Trulia will always be confusing, not very accurate or just plain wrong. I have sold several houses in Sun Groves and I know that the HOA there is paid quartly ($117) - so I assume that the figure Trulia is showing is a yearly amount. But that will not always be the case. Your agent will be able to sort that out for you, and even limit your search to certain HOA limits if so you wish.

Carlos J. Ramirez, PC, ABR, CNE
Associate Broker/Realtor, HomeSmart -
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Thu May 6, 2010
Troy Erickson answered:
I think Rod did a great job answering your questions. If you are serious about purchasing a property, I would recommend that you start interviewing a few agents to find one you feel comfortable with, and can trust. Then I would recommend that you work with them to help answer all the questions you may have. Your agent will also help you find the right home, negotiate on your behalf, and make sure your transaction closes. I cannot tell you enough about the value of working with a Realtor. Also, as a buyer, the agent that works with, and for you is paid by the home sellers Broker. Essentially it costs you nothing, and can be very advantageous. ... more
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Tue May 4, 2010
Heather Peck answered:
Canadian Investor - You have received lots of great answers about the property, CLUE report, etc.

I just wanted to add that I lived in Chandler for a few years and really loved the community. Its not far from downtown Phoenix and close to lots of the amenities offered in the Phoenix area. I lived on the far east side of Chandler, close to Gilbert where I still have friends. My sons also have lived in nearby Scottsdale on and off over the last few years.

I think you owe it to yourself to visit this wonderful area, go to the Ostrich Festival, and visit all the things Chandler and Phoenix have to offer.
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Mon May 3, 2010
Lesa Bockhorn email: answered:
Dear Canadian Buyer! If you would like to offer your email address, I will be happy to send you full details on the Fresno property in Mulberry Grove in Chandler. Thank you in advance for your interest! Im looking forward to hearing from you soon! Lesa Bockhorn, Realtor ABR, Call Realty ph 602-750-6449 or email: ... more
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