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Tue Jan 2, 2018
Skylarsmum1999 asked:
I work and have 2 boys that are in elementary school and a daughter that is 18. I have lived in the same place for 7 years and am a good tenant. I can have neighbors write references for…
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Mon Sep 18, 2017
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Wed Sep 6, 2017
Karen Peyton answered:
Sometimes things just break, and I wouldn't fault a home inspector who told you the condition of the unit at the time of the inspection, but had no way of knowing what would happen in the future. Also, you could have it inspected by a licensed HVAC person, if the condition of the unit was of particular importance during your 10-Day Inspection period.

Hopefully you purchased a home warranty which will help with some of the repair costs or full replacement.
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Tue Aug 15, 2017
Hi Steven,

Yes, I can do VA & FHA loans down to a 580 score.

Take a look at the recommendations from some of my past clients on my Trulia profile by clicking the link below my phone number.

Please feel free to contact me for more information or help.

John Burke
Senior Mortgage Banker
Lending in ALL 50 states
Great Plains National Bank
Apply Online:
NMLS# 787231
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Sat Jul 15, 2017
Erma Klinger answered:
Im looking for a 3br 2ba house with inlaw suite for ren in Phoenix Az
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Fri Jun 23, 2017
Cindysthings answered:
Gilbert and Spectrum: We see lots of scorpions on the fences and in sidewalk cracks every night. My husband's favorite game is to take newcomers out scorpion hunting with a black light and let them spray the glow in the dark pests. I got stung last month when I was hosing off the back porch and stepped on one that I washed out of a crack. We've seen about 8 inside the house in two years. We can go out every night and kill at least 4 or more scorpions. Sometimes we'll see a dozen on the fences. Part of life in Arizona. We had rattlesnakes and prairie dogs with the plague in Colorado. Everywhere has its demons. Kind of the rose and the thorn scenario. ... more
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Fri Jun 9, 2017
Zoe5101 answered:
To anyone interested In making an offer on a corporate relocation property, I urge you to always get a real estate attorney to review paperwork and contracts. The real estate agents are not trained in corporate relo and are less likely to educate the buyer on how and why the contract differs from a regular sale. There is more risk in buying a corporate relocation home due to their waiver and then the 'we aren't responsible since we didn't live in the home' position they take when you have serious problems due to non-disclosure of sellers etc. Take away: if you love the house, get a real estate attorney to go through contracts and paperwork. Also, demand that the actual relocation company get a home inspection and provide you with report. Compare with your home inspection reports. Ask for all repairs and termite reports for previous years on property, you can get all termite reports from your state board if the sellers dont provide them as they are supposed to. Remember, a corporate relocation company gives the home owners an 'easier out' they are less likely to be honest because they know that the relocation company will be taking responsibility for sale in escrow. Remember, if you dont want a potential life altering nightmare on your hands, keep looking and buy a house the traditional way. Reach out to your local state real estate board and demand more checks and balances with relocation sales, there needs to be more added protection for home buyer and more training for any agent involved in a relocation sale. ... more
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Tue May 16, 2017
Freebiejoes asked:
Before I even pick a house to look at! I cant even see the overlays because that tiny map is now too crowded to be useful.
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Sun Apr 23, 2017
Karen Peyton answered:
Contact the agent that represented you in your purchase. They will have access to the terms, conditions, and disclosures of the sale. Did you use the 10-Day Inspection Period afforded to you in the contract to inspect for anything and everything you felt was of material importance to you as a buyer?

Contact your agent in the matter, and in the meanwhile "google" pest control companies who spray and treat for scorpions.
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Fri Apr 14, 2017
You can purchase with 3% down conventional as long as you have a FICO above 620 and may even be eligible for programs that have no MIP/PMI, but have slightly higher rates. A lot will depend on credit, income, and assets to see if you qualify. I'm licensed nationwide so reach out to me by clicking on my profile and I will get you a quote.

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Tue Mar 28, 2017
Shawn Oharra asked:
Wed Dec 14, 2016
Karen Peyton answered:
Here is a link to the Arizona Registrar of Contractor search page. To get an answer to your question, you should probably speak with a "commercial general contractor" and can find one using the options.
Make sure you have some specific questions before calling.

Best of luck!
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Sat Nov 19, 2016
Karen Peyton answered:
Yep. The "Documents" tab is not available on Trulia or any other 3rd party (advertising) syndication website. The information is only available through an agent who can access it on MLS. Some documents can be forwarded to consumers along with the actual property listing while others cannot.

If you are not working with an agent and would like assistance, contact me through Trulia or my website.

Good luck and "Happy Thanksgiving!"
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Thu Nov 10, 2016
Karen Peyton answered:
If you know the name of the property owner (former owner) you can visit the Maricopa County Recorder and Elections Department:
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Sun Sep 18, 2016
Karen Peyton answered:
The "inside" of the house is stucco? Stucco is usually an exterior finish, but of course anything is possible. Answering your question...No. Do not assume the entire house is block. Ask your agent for tax record information and verify construction during your 10-Day Inspection Period.

Good luck!
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Thu Sep 15, 2016
Melanie Narducci answered:
I moved here about three years ago and I first rented a furnished home on a month to month basis. This gave me time to get a lay of the land, investigate neighborhoods and the housing stock to figure out where I wanted to be and what type of housing situation I wanted. For me I wanted to be about 20 minutes from the airport, as I was expecting a lot of visitors and had some travel in my plans, and near good restaurants and shopping. I ended up in Gilbert and love it! ... more
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Mon Sep 12, 2016
UpNest Top Realtors answered:
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