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Home Buying in Cochise County : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Oct 15, 2017
Johnnygjones49 asked:
Tue Aug 1, 2017
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Thu Mar 23, 2017
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Mon Mar 6, 2017
Tracie.rowell answered:
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Tue Jan 19, 2016
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Thu Oct 22, 2015
Karen Peyton answered:
Contact a local agent in Sierra Vista for an answer to your question. They can search the local MLS and report their findings to you. They can also alert you when a property with "seller carry" terms come on the market.

To find an agent, you can use the agent tab at the top of the page - jot down a few numbers - and call - yes call! It's old fashioned, but it works!!

Good luck!
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Thu Oct 15, 2015
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Hi Ed,

I would say no & here's why. Most lenders require a 620 score for VA and even few like me will go down to 580 score but the main problem is going to be the credit history. Here's what I mean. The VA guidelines pretty much require a clean 12 month history when it comes to your credit. Generally a 550 score is indicative of recent derogatory credit being reported so even though you may have the required minimum credit score, the recent history may cause a denial.

The best thing you can do is to work with a lender like me that will coach you on what you need to do bring your scores up.

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Fri Sep 11, 2015
Keith Heise answered:
I don't know if you are still looking for assistance with this, but I'm a local realtor that can customize what listings get sent to you, by price, square footage, neighborhood, etc., all depending on what your criteria is. I apologize for just now seeing this question, but please let me know if there is anything I can do to assist you still. ... more
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Thu Aug 6, 2015
Sally Grenier answered:
A foreclosed home is a home that has been essentially taken back by the lender. Most buyers buy a home by getting a mortgage through a lender or bank. If the buyer defaults on their loan, the lender takes it back. The bank then tries to sell it, to recoup some of their money. But they'll want to sell the home for "Fair Market Value" -- which is what other similar properties are selling for. This is why it's a MYTH that you can get a foreclosure for a "great deal". The bank wants to get as much money for it as possible. Oftentimes the homeowner neglected (or trashed) the house and it often has lots of issues -- broken pipes, peeling paint, torn out appliances, holes in walls etc.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreclosure
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Tue Jun 16, 2015
Chuck4etl answered:
Sprint and Verizon are both available and I think a more local one from the Power company.
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Sat Mar 14, 2015
venard91 answered:
St David has an Irrigation Ditch, water used for irrigation in certain areas. St David is a beautiful community. We loved it there but had to leave to care of aging parents, have our home up for sale if you know of anyone needing a single family home, that's private & reasonably priced. ... more
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Wed Feb 11, 2015
scott.maritn33r answered:
Homes are either on private or shared wells...
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Sun Feb 8, 2015
Becky Katzenmaier answered:
There are several. I use HPAZ. They have good service, fair prices and are satelite. There are others also, such as Hughes, but they usually cost more and do not work as well. I tried a couple before I found HPAZ. ... more
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Thu Jan 1, 2015
Dan Riordan answered:
County recorder's office or a local Realtor has access to this public info like names, mailing address, purchase price, transaction dates, taxes etc..
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Thu Jan 1, 2015
Dan Riordan answered:
David, There's only one possible Electric utility provider for this home, SSVEC, and they are your most reliable source for answering this question. Call 458-4691, give them the address, and they'll look it up for you. Note: A solar system should be inspected by a local Solar Contractor and not just a general home inspector to evaluate the system properly. If your financing with a HUD backed loan, VA or FHA, there are guidelines that a solar system for heating must meet. See this HUD publication and find a good Buyer Agent to help you! http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/documents/huddoc?id=26-7c12VALH.pdf
Page 12-7.. Solar systems for domestic water heating and/or space heating must
• meet standards in HUD Handbook 4930.2, Solar Heating and Domestic Hot
Water Heating Systems, and
• be backed-up 100 percent with a conventional thermal energy subsystem or other backup system which will provide the same degree of reliability and performance as a conventional system.
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Thu Jan 1, 2015
Dan Riordan answered:
There's no municipal "City" water system in Sierra Vista, all water is delivered by privately held water companies. The ADWR, AZ Dept of Water Resources, has detailed information on each company and instructions on how to obtain the most recent Water Quality Reports for each provider. ... more
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Thu Jan 1, 2015
Dan Riordan answered:
VA has "Habitability" guidelines which include that mechanical systems must have reasonable future utility with adequate capacity and quality which the VA Appraiser is required to cover in the appraisal. You can find HUD guidelines here. http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/documents/huddoc?id=26-7c12VALH.pdf

Pages 12-6 through 12-7 cover Solar Systems in more detail..

Solar systems for domestic water heating and/or space heating must
• meet standards in HUD Handbook 4930.2, Solar Heating and Domestic Hot
Water Heating Systems, and
• be backed-up 100 percent with a conventional thermal energy subsystem or other backup system which will provide the same degree of reliability and performance as a conventional system.
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Sun Aug 17, 2014
kenlownds1 answered:
I have 8 acres in Cochise, Az that I might be looking to sell. It is land with a 1/4 well share. If I can find a place and job closeer to Tombstone, I will seriously be considering putting this place up. Backed up to state and federal land, with great views of the Dragoons (the land is at the northeast base of them), Chiricahuas, Two Heads, etc. Not on a flood plain. kenlownds1@gmail.com ... more
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Tue Aug 12, 2014
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