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Sat Oct 15, 2016
Lois Walter asked:
Just keeping informed in Flagstaff area as possible we may consider a move. I never had any realtor call me, now almost daily I get a call from a realtor saying Trulia said I had shown…
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Tue Mar 8, 2016
raythecarman58 answered:
hi my credit score is above 715 and the only way i can get a home is with a co.singer but know one i know will co.singe how can i find a co.singer
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Wed Apr 29, 2015
My NC Homes Team answered:
Posting your question here isn't effective. To begin with Trulia isn't in real estate, they are in advertising. Secondly they don't read these questions, these are for other Realtors, Lenders, Property mangers to answer.

Your question should be directed directly to your Realtor who should be handling this directly for you. If their not or their telling you they can't what they're really telling you is they don't really know what their doing. They have control over your listing but it doesn't sound as if their exercising it based on your comments.
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Sun Apr 5, 2015
My NC Homes Team answered:
It's not as complicated as it may sound and if you're all working with experienced Realtors they should be able to easily handle this for you. The potential buyer of your home seems unduly anxious, but some folks are simply wired that way. If you're not working with experienced Realtors, you can always simply have an attorney handle the lease back arrangement. You do not necessarily have to do this with the Seller of the home you're buying but you could. There is a contract in place; so unless you have some reason to believe the sellers would suddenly change their minds and try to breach the contract there's no compelling reason to do this with them. Alternately you could simply refuse to do what the potential buyer of your home wants and they'll either live with it or you'll find another buyer. ... more
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Mon Oct 20, 2014
David Hartman answered:
Hi Scott - I live out in that area, and know of a few drillers here in town - the price sounds pretty close, and I would tell you that my well is 215 feet deep, but the water table was hit at 140 feet. The big thing will be to make sure there is a plenty big cushion. I have lived here 2 years, NEVER had a supply issue, and the water tastes great! ... more
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Tue Sep 16, 2014
mountaingirl4peace answered:
Yes, country living is not only possible, but delightful. Quiet neighborhoods, where children can go out an play all day without a parent worrying, clean air and clean water abound, and weather that will make a gardener smile when the fall crops come in. ... more
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Wed Mar 5, 2014
Jere.reineberg answered:
You can, but you will probably go to jail.
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Fri Dec 20, 2013
Ann Heitland answered:
Until recently, Flagstaff had only 2 residential zip codes. We now have 3 (86001, 86004, 86005). They all have nice neighborhoods. If you visit my website, you'll find a "Guide to the MLS," which describes each of the neighborhoods in the Flagstaff metro area.
In case you're wondering, 86002 and 86003 are post office box codes and 86011 is the university.

My website: BestFlagstaffHomes.com
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Sat Dec 7, 2013
Lindareynolds answered:
EAST Flagstaff homes - Country Club area lots of choices. Very social area, golf courses and tame elk. Condos range around 250 for upscale, houses 350 .. just a guess...check out realtor dot com 86004 (East) 86001 (West) zip codes for Search.

WEST Flagstaff has pricier homes, upscale homes 500k + Lockett Ranches has 2 acre lots and home run upward 600k, LOTS OF WILDLIFE, and you live in a nice neighborhood without golf course fees.

AVOID Downtown. While lovely to visit, prices are sky high on small, noisy lots. Great place to visit though.

Good luck.
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Sun Aug 25, 2013
Steffy Hristova answered:
Congratulations on your decision - Flagstaff is a beautiful city. Short sales seems to be taking much longer than last year. Foreclosure would be much faster.
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Fri Aug 9, 2013
Rebecca Kallhoff Team answered:
Mrs. Cole I work with some great lenders that I would love to hook you up with and get your issues resolved. They are absolutely amazing and work hard for their clients.

If you would like their contact information, please, at your earliest convenience, give me a call at 480-275-9566

PS. I look forward to working with you soon!
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Tue Jul 9, 2013
Ann Heitland answered:
There is nothing in the disclosure which indicates roof repair. They did have a window leak, but it's hard to see how that would have effected the roof. Certainly something to explore further during the inspection process. It could also be shadows from the upper story. Take a look at the last photo on the MLS listing of the back of the house. The roof there not only has the shadow but a ripple appearance -- that could be architectural shingles.
Here's a link to the MLS pubic detail: http://northernarizonamls.rapmls.com/scripts/mgrqispi.dll?APPNAME=Northernaz&PRGNAME=MLSLogin&ARGUMENT=gzJlx6JeH0gg1wfkspMaQzqoSu6sMXXRbKObrSPaK5A%3D&KeyRid=1
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Mon Mar 18, 2013
Jim Snook answered:
Hi Erica-
Ask yourself what level of comfort you have with the transaction. Is the Seller someone you know and trust and will work with you to resolve problems or delays in the transaction? Have you experience in writing a contract that will cover all the contingencies that can come up in the transaction? Have you been pre-qualified with a local lender that knows the Flagstaff Market?
Today's real estate transaction is not always handled best by parties that may be inexperienced in the mechanics of closing a real estate transaction. The title company will ask you to sign a waiver that they did not negotiate the terms. The attorney may not be experienced in handling financing problems. The Realtor makes their living by actually closing the transaction. They will want to be paid. Who will pay them and how much to pay need to be negotiated. It is not a simple answer.
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Sat Feb 2, 2013
Debbie Shelton answered:
Hi-
I am assuming that you located this property on the Fannie Mae foreclosure site and there is usually less information provided there than the local MLS. There is no builder name provided within the listing since the townhouse is a bit older, built in 1978. If this is of great importance to you I would be willing to provide you with a rough drawing to give you an idea of how the home is
laid out. The town homes are all very similar with the exception being how much updating an owner has done. I have also noted that you are in real estate yourself is this correct? You have inquired about our area for quite some time. Are you personally interested in relocating? I would just like to be able to provide you with any additional information you might need or want for the area.
Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions. Let me know if you would like me to provide you with a general floor plan and I will do a quick drawing for you. You can also see the additional information by going to my website at DebShelton.com and entering the MLS# 151417 in the MLS search page I have.

Sincerely,
Debbie Shelton
928.600.6682
Dallas Real Estate Inc
Flagstaff AZ
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Wed Jan 23, 2013
Jenny Mead answered:
Hauled water is about the same price as city or private water companies. In areas without underground piping, people have to rely on cisterns to store their own. It is not uncommon in less developed parts of AZ. You can haul your own with a truck or trailer & tank or contract with a company to deliver on demand or on a schedule. Lots of people hook up their rain gutters to funnel into their cisterns, providing water during the wet seasons. ... more
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Wed Jan 2, 2013
Ann Heitland answered:
Set up your own custom search at www.BestFlagstaffHomes.com. When you see something you like, contact us with questions.
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Mon Oct 29, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
Everything sounds great except the "they agreed to" part:

How did the BANK agree to it?
They way you are talking, they didn't agree to it in writing, did they?
Remember that it has to be in writing!
If the Listing Agent told you that they agreed to it; it means nothing. nothing!

I am in sympathy with you, but forget the 9 month wait; you knew when you started that there was no time limit on this:
Go back to being patient.
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Sat Aug 4, 2012
Kathy2012 answered:
munds park area is a bit higher in elevation than flagstaff and also has a higher water table, which also contributes. I live in east flagstaff and we get a little less snow, it melts faster, than Munds park ... more
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Sat Aug 4, 2012
Kathy2012 answered:
Private water company means it is not a municipal or city owned company. Doney Park Water is a private water company and so is Kachina Village. If a property says "haul water" or Delivery it is a haul water with a cistern somewhere on the property ... more
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