What are the areas in Phoenix to stay away from when buying a condo? I'd like to buy a condo close to the Central Phoenix area.

Asked by Evelyn, Phoenix, AZ Wed Apr 6, 2011

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Spirit Messi…, Agent, Tucson, AZ
Thu Apr 7, 2011
As a Realtor we are trained not to answer a question like this in regards to crime and safety. However, if you work with a local agent or Realtor, they will give you the buyers advisory, which contains live links for things like this (Crime States). Best of luck.

http://phoenix.gov/police/crista1.html

http://www.azleague.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=about.cities
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Deanne Olivas, Agent, Tempe, AZ
Wed Apr 6, 2011
That is a very subjective question and depends on what you personally are trying to stay away from and what you want to be close to. I have many out of state inquiries and refer them to a great online document that answers many of their questions and concerns. I hope you find it helpful as well. http://www.aaronline.com/documents/buy_advis.pdf
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Matt Puzz, , Phoenix, AZ
Wed Apr 6, 2011
I am currently working with a borrower that is buying a condo in downtown Phoenix. This is their second attempt as the first Condo was privately managed by a volunteer board and was very slow and not really understanding about the need for such simple things as a returned Condo Certification. My borrower is using FHA financing and number of rental units, number of units owned by one investor, and the status of the HOA members paying on time are some things that you and your realtor must not lose sight of. If you are paying cash then the lender concerns are moot, but it still comes down to the management and status of the Condo Complex and HOA. You do not want to buy into an association that is being sued or is in need of some special assessment to cover the lack of unit paying their HOA dues. Good Luck!!

Matt Puzz
Amerifirst Financial, Inc.
602-410-9333
Web Reference:  http://www.mattpuzz.com
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Ron Chambers, , Phoenix, AZ
Wed Apr 6, 2011
Evelyn good morning, That is a very good question, and a very hard one to answer because the answer is different for different people. May I help you find the one that is right for you. Is today good for you or is this week end better. 602-403-7717
Web Reference:  http://ronshomepage.com
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Bob Dickinson, Agent, Scottsdale, AZ
Wed Apr 6, 2011
As real estate professionals, we are forbidden to tell you which areas to stay away from. However, you can usually figure that out as you view properties from different parts of town.
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