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Home Buying in Goodyear : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Jun 10, 2017
Karen Peyton answered:
There are two guideline applicable for a home purchase: guidelines for you the buyer and guidelines for "it," the house

Mortgage loans available for Buyers include: FHA with 3.5% down payment, conventional with 3, 5, 10 or 20% down, and VA which requires NO down payment for qualified veterans.
The upper limit of buying power (total debt including home) varies upward to around 33 to 35% of income.

Homes in good to terrific condition are eligible to be financed with VA. FHA has fewer concerns but like VA a habitable dwelling is required. Condo and town houses in some cases can only be purchased using a conventional loan, depending upon the community and the number of investor own units. Manufactured homes generally are difficult to finance due to age, but those newer can utilize all means of financing mentioned.

Hope this helps!

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Thu Aug 4, 2016
an av asked:
They look wonderful so far.. any feedback on the quality of construction, staying on build schedule, warranty issues?
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Sat Apr 2, 2016
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Fri Jan 15, 2016
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Thu Dec 17, 2015
Amelia Robinette answered:
talk to an agent who can look up some facts and get info from the listing agent. there could be any number of reasons for a quick turnaround sale
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Tue Apr 14, 2015
Sharon Girulat answered:
In my opinion, wrong question, since it has so many variables: how you live; what kind of screens, does it have solar, etc.

I have nearly 5,000 sf; 2-story and run under $100/month average; $875 last year total. So, I would say, find the home you love and, depending upon how you set up the contract, ask it to be solar-ready.... all the 'pre-work' done and included in the sale price. (Solar city as one example can help make this happen). Then, immediately install the 80% screen solar screens; they'll reduce your bill and heat hugely before anything else takes effect. Once you are in, and solar ready to hook up... you may have to pay the 'new' monthly fee ($20/mont???) but you'll be socking in the solar; selling it back and not worrying about your electric in no time. Use electric wisely; check for non-peak hour usage; be responsible. And the real question will be "why was I worried'?

Good luck. (And don't let the realtors or others 'scare' you.... they don't want the wait, etc. Solar City and reputable companies take great care of the customers and our bills and comfort are unparalleled.)
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Sun Apr 12, 2015
Jean-Leon Magnotto answered:
If you would still like help with this, you can reach me on my cell at 480.306.0730 , I can help with this.
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Sat Apr 11, 2015
Daniel answered:
Take a look at 18471 West Santa Irene Drive in Estrella. I just put it on the market yesterday.
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Tue Jul 29, 2014
Gordon Hageman answered:
There are many properties listed under $150k, it just depends what type of tenant base you are looking for. The outlying areas will have new properties most single family homes in your price range. If you prefer to find properties more centrally located you will find the homes will be a little older and maybe more townhomes and condos.

I would be happy to help you.

Call me anytime 602-552-6421
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Wed Mar 26, 2014
John Moran answered:
Contact or have your buyer's agent contact the listing agent and ask them if they are accepting back up offers. If they are, make an offer.
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Wed Jan 8, 2014
Sue Burkhardt answered:
Hi Liz,
This property is under contract at this time. We are representing the Buyer on this deal. If you are interested in being a backup offer if the current Buyer were to have a change of heart or something would cause them to not be able to perform it would then come back to you. My wife and I represent Buyers and Sellers in Pebblecreek subdivision and would be happy to help you find a home here. Please feel free to contact us if we can assist you in your real estate needs. Hope this helps.
The Burkhardt Team
Rod & Sue Burkhardt
Welcome Home Realty
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Mon Dec 30, 2013
Eric Johnson answered:
The last sold was for $88,000 several months ago and you have active listings in the $250,000+ range. A lot will depend on how usable the lot is and if it backs up to the park.

Lots take longer to sell so if you need to sell fast, you are probably looking at perhaps $200,000. If you can wait and it's a good lot, you may be able to get something in the $250,000 range.

I live in Goodyear and I'll be happy to look at it and give you a better idea. Please call me at 623-628-8543 and let's talk!
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Mon Dec 23, 2013
Rebecca Kallhoff Team answered:
I think it is, if the home doesn't have an air conditioner or the power is off.
But, if there is A/C, I say go for it! Offer some cold water and maybe some fruit, refreshing to potential clients. ... more
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Fri Aug 30, 2013
George Petru answered:
Goodyear is a great community! Ive lived here for about 10 years, there are great sub developments with a well planned infrastructure.
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Wed Aug 21, 2013
Jonathan Dalton answered:
I've got a couple of names of lenders but I'm a little confused by your situation as written.

Here's the most important part for you to know ...

"We want to get a VA loan to pull some equity out of the home and pay off a lot of other debt" ... you can't do that with a VA loan. VA loans are solely for purchases. So you could theoretically finance what you still "owe" on the house (though lenders don't usually work loans under $40k to $50k) but you can't use a VA loan like a home equity line to pull out equity and pay other debts.

"The contract was recorded about 9 months ago" ... what was recorded? Contracts aren't recorded in Arizona, only deeds. So if the seller's name is on the deed, you're actually a renter and not the owner.

"The home is almost paid for" ... if you're paying the seller directly, this sounds more like a lease purchase even if it wasn't written that way.

If I'm missing something or reading it wrong, feel free to clarify. Thanks!
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Sat Aug 17, 2013
Patricia Van Houten answered:
The answer is all of the above. Canadians don't live here full time. I have had all experiences. Fix and flip, rent or second home!
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Thu Jun 20, 2013
Patricia Van Houten answered:
Good Morning Damian,

I would call Trulia and have them assist you with the input of your listing. If you would like, I would like to discuss your options of listing your property. Over 70% of seller's end up having a Realtor list their property for them for maximum exposure, pulling accurate data to price your home to get the best price.
After all, you want to get the most profit for one of your most valuable assets.

I can prepare a complimentary Comparative Market analysis for you.
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Fri May 31, 2013
Orlando Sagarnaga answered:
Currently, home prices are going up over 2% every month. We have been seeing this trend now for a couple of years but no one can say what the future holds. :)
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Tue May 21, 2013
Patricia Van Houten answered:
Hi Rose

I own a home in Goodyear. The air traffic noise is minimum. There are two airports-
Phoenix Goodyear and Lukes Air Force. Every once in a while you will hear a jet.
Smaller planes fly in and out of the Phoenix-Goodyear Airport.

The best thing to do is spend a little time out here to hear for yourself.
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