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Rebecca Marv…, Real Estate Pro in Palmdale, CA
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Rebecca Marvel answered:
I'm an RE agent and I must disagree with Skye. So many times people lump all Realtor's into one category - they all think you can't sell your property yourself -- this is so wrong. Stop painting with such a broad brush! Just because you may have had a bad experience with an agent doesn't mean they are all bad or greedy or whatever.

I think it's VERY possible for someone to be successful selling their home themselves. There is a plethora of information on the Internet about FSBO and it certainly isn't rocket science.

Just be informed, be prepared and treat it as a business transaction.
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Dave Getz, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Dave Getz answered:
Am I missing something? The house looks gorgeous in the pictures. The only pink and purple I see are with a couple of furnishings that normally would not convey with the property. So if you can look past those little items, I think the house looks great. (I am in no way affiliated with the listing agent or the property.)

Dave Getz
West USA Realty Revelation
480-580-3539 (cell)
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Jeff Gritzma…, Real Estate Pro in gilbert, AZ
Thu Aug 29, 2013
Jeff Gritzmacher answered:
Have owner meet you at the home and show you around BEFORE you give them any money for anything
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Terry McCarl…, Real Estate Pro in Cape Coral, FL
Sat Jan 19, 2013
Terry McCarley answered:
I know an excellent agent I referred a seller to last year in Gilbert...let me know if you want his contact information. He can answer all questions you may have.
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Stephanie We…, Real Estate Pro in Gilbert, AZ
Sun Oct 7, 2012
Stephanie Weiss answered:
In real estate, everything is negotiable. Banks will sell basically "AS IS", however, depending on the buyer, buyer's financing, cash buyer, etc., the seller may or may not fix it. It will depend on each separate property, the parties involved, etc. All the best! ... more
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Djllower, Other/Just Looking in Phoenix, AZ
Mon Aug 13, 2012
Djllower answered:
I would really appreciate some help finding the best place to invest in a couple SFHs and or condos for a long term investment. I´d be more than grateful to get some straight talk about where to invest in the valley. I´m a former resident but am presently working with the US Navy in Spain, but still want to get something bought before prices get ridiculous again. I would be more than happy to give you a call whenever it´s convenient. I´ve got two loan pre-quals and want to get buying. ... more
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Aa, Home Buyer in Gilbert, AZ
Tue May 24, 2011
Aa answered:
Ask yourself please what kind of people and culture you want to live around. I am also from LA and have been in Gilbert 3 years. Worse move I ever made and now I'm stuck in my house. The culture here is VERY different from CA. I cannot stress enough that if you come here please rent and see if it's for you. Once you buy you are probably stuck because the market here is horrible. Yes, cheap homes, but nobody wants them so you will own it for the foreseeable future. I'm not trying to scare you, I just think it's a big move and I wish someone had warned me. I wish you the best of luck. ... more
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Michael Cheng, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Fri May 6, 2011
Michael Cheng answered:
I think it's a great time to get started if you have the passion, drive, and a solid chunk of savings. The market is rough and that's keeping out lots of potential competitors, but you'll need a good safety net to carry you until your real estate income starts to meet your needs.

A good rule of thumb is having enough savings to survive, lean and mean, for at least a year. The 6 month rule worked during the flush times.
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Carlos Ramir…, Real Estate Pro in Mesa, AZ
Fri May 6, 2011
Carlos Ramirez answered:
Generally an appraiser will be able to give you a more detailed opinion of value, at a cost of course. If you want to have just an idea you can ask a local realtor for a CMA - it will take some time to do since it will have to be against comparables at the time, but it can be done.

Carlos J. Ramírez, PC, ABR, CNE
Associate Broker/Realtor, HomeSmart –
Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE)
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$monique, Other/Just Looking in Val Vista Meadows, G...
Thu Aug 12, 2010
$monique answered:
I wanted to know how safe the area is. It is a nice neighborhood for families. How close is it to shopping malls etc. Anything you could tell me about living in this area. Favorable and not favorable. ... more
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Kent Gagon, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
Mon Jun 14, 2010
Kent Gagon answered:
I have to agree with Dave on this one, you asked the question but left out the address, you can search the entire mls here:,12 or you can repost the question with an address and then we can help you out with answering the question better.
Good luck
Kent Gagon
West USA Realty
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Mr.P, Other/Just Looking in Arizona
Fri Nov 13, 2009
Mr.P answered:
Hey Rob,

That`s a nice home, however that`s a lot of money to be backing up to the tracks. Train schedules change. Your best bet is to talk with the neighbors.

I would definitely be in the home when a train is scheduled to go through.

My experience is that those trains are about twice a week just before dawn.

Good Luck
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Jeffrey Masi…, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Thu Nov 12, 2009
Jeffrey Masich answered:
Hi Sidney,

As you know, by law the bank or the new owner has to honor a lease contract.

If your sister is still looking for a place to rent or buy I would be pleased to help.

This is a great time to buy. The $8,000 tax credit has been re-instated for first timers or those that have not owned in three years. There is now a $6,500 Tax credit for existing homeowners. Additionally if you do purchase a foreclosure property, free grant money (up to 22% of the purchase price) is available if you live in the home for periods of 5, 10, or 15 years. This makes inexpensive homes already, even more affordable. Cheaper than renting.

If I can answer any more questions or show you some homes, feel free to give me a call. I would be pleased to help you...Regards, Jeff

Jeff Masich, Realtor®
Arizona Homes and Land
HomeSmart Real Estate
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Chris, Home Buyer in 85296
Sat Feb 7, 2009
Chris answered:
I live in Summerfield place and occasionally the train bothers me, but very rarely. It is a pretty nice quiet neighborhood with established homes and stable people. Most of my neighbors have lived here for 15+ years. ... more
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Carlos Ramir…, Real Estate Pro in Mesa, AZ
Sun Dec 28, 2008
Carlos Ramirez answered:

Short Sales and Foreclosures are totally different. In a short sale the price has not been approved by the bank and many times the final price might be a lot higher, depending on the bidds and counter offer from the bank. All this is after many months of waiting in most times.

In foreclosures the price has been approved by the bank. In some instances if they receive more than one offer at the same time there might be some bidding, hence the final price might be higher than listing - but that is fairly uncommon. The banks are usually agressive when listing their properties, but with the right data on hand we are usually able to negotiate it down from the listing price. This one have been in the market for only 12 days, which put us at negotiation disadvantage - I will have to do some research but with the right data we should be able to negotiate the price down - we usually do!!!

I'll be expecting your call. Thanks...

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Mark and Sar…, Real Estate Pro in Queen Creek, AZ
Sat Jun 23, 2007
Mark and Sarah Larson answered:
It's important to know that scorpions are migratory. When one area becomes disrupted or unlivable, they will colonize somewhere else. For example, new builds dig up a lot of ground...sends them moving around to more settled areas. You will always run the risk of having scorpions if you live in the desert. I have lived in homes for several years and never seen one, then within a short time they start showing up. I agree with another response that there are ways to get rid of them. I am personally okay with pesticide because I don't like scorpions and I know it works. Contact me if you would like my exterminator. I live on a wash and my home was vacant when I purchased it, scorpions everywhere and I bought fearlessly because my exterminator is the best. ... more
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