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Home Buying in Goodyear : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Sep 9, 2009
Kyle answered:
Comparable sales range from about 140k- 220k....based on that alone I would think your offer is low, so good if they accept it.

Are you moving from PA? I have family near you in New Castle actually....welcome to AZ. ... more
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Mon Jun 15, 2009
Cathy Sitarz answered:
Good morning,

I agree with you that you may want to rent or spend time here to find an area that is best for you before you buy. There are many different areas and amenities to choose from depending on your lifestyle.

Let me know if you would like to meet when you are in town, by phone or by e-mail. There are many ways to introduce you to Arizona.

Have a great day,
Cathy Sitarz
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Sun Jun 14, 2009
Tahlulah asked:
do 2 story homes sell well how are vaulted ceilings viewed today as desirable or not..
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Fri Mar 6, 2009
Donald Keys answered:
Updating my answer...

Beazer makes a wonderful home, the challenge is the number of foreclosed homes in the area. Over 50% of the sales are bank owned or lender owned homes. Also you would want to check out any new home builder before purchasing. By the way did you know you can have a buyer's agent represent you on a new home sale? I have special knowledge in the new home field (I used to work for a builder). If you need a buyer's representative, let me know or If you want to search for properties around the stadium you can use this link: and then use the zip code 85392.

I hope this helps.
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Fri Mar 6, 2009
Joe Bourland answered:
Be very cautious about using price per square foot to figure residential home price. Great for commercial property but very inaccurate for residential. There are too many variables that come in to play in homes than just livable square footage and price. Lot size, garage size, does it have a pool, spa, backs to golf course, etc are not represented in that figure.

At any rate, the home on Coyote Trail did not sell at $326k. That was the amount of the mortgage that was foreclosed. The websites that consumers are able view do not clarify the difference.
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Fri Mar 6, 2009
Joe Bourland answered:
Hi Debbie,

I live in Palm Valley and always see golf carts rolling around. Sometimes it is me driving!
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Fri Mar 6, 2009
Joe Bourland answered:
That will depend on the situation. It could be as easy as swapping title with another home owner. But more than likely there are loans in place that restrict the transfer of title. I suggest you contact a local Realtor or attorney to discuss your options. ... more
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Mon Jul 7, 2008
Lucinda Tkach answered:
From most resources printed and media, it appears we are a the bottom of the market in the valley of the sun. I would suggest to find the home you like for the price you want to pay for it! I have had home buyers find the home of their dreams that would not have been attainable 2 years to 4 years ago!

Feel free to contact me anytime with any questions!

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Fri Apr 18, 2008
Rick Sharga answered:
RealtyTrac ( really isn't set up to be an "MLS site." It's primarily a database of 1.5 million foreclosure and bank-owned properties, although there are also a number of For Sale by Owner and traditional resale properties broken out by separate tabs - those, by the way, are free to view without any subscription or trial at all. And, contrary to what Sylvia said below, the data is updated twice daily, and run against title company records every night so that properties that change title can be marked as "sold." The site also doesn't typically post listing price; what you're more likely to see are the estimated market value, the mortgage amount and the default amount.

You're not really going to find one site with "the MLS," since there are currently 923 different regional MLS organizations across the country. Some of the larger brands (Prudential, ReMax, etc.) have pretty large MLS databases available on their websites. So, for that matter, does Trulia. Or you could just do a Google search for "(name of town) real estate" and see what comes up.

As noted numerous times below, Realtors have ready access to MLS listings locally, and are always a good bet.
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Fri Apr 11, 2008
Joe Bourland answered:
The primary issue is what the lender will allow. They are very particular with the current market conditions but may be able to qualify you with a seller assistance program.

Speak with a competent and experienced real estate agent and lender. Together they should be able to find a solution. ... more
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Fri Apr 11, 2008
Joe Bourland answered:
In my experience in today's short sales, banks are taking 3-5 weeks to return a response to an offer. This is just to determine the contract price. After that, the typical closing process will take around 30 days with a new loan. ... more
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Sun Mar 2, 2008
Donald Keys answered:

Currently (3-2-2008) there are only 6 manufactured homes for sale in Goodyear listed on the MLS. They range in price from $44,000 to $199,000.

Just an FYI, manufactured homes are considered PERSONAL PROPERTY (like a car) in Arizona, but when they are attached to land they become REAL PROPERTY (like land or a home). So a manufactured home in a "mobile home park" is considered personal property. Check with your accounting professional for advice on tax deductions on PERSONAL vs. REAL PROPERTY.

If you want to search every NEW HOME BUILDER or RESALE HOME in the Goodyear, AZ area just go to - Arizona New Home Search.

Let me know if you have any other questions.
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Thu Feb 28, 2008
Randy Curnutt answered:
I am a bit conservative, and prefer to recommend the conservative approach. Don't buy your secondary or investment property until you have secured your primary residence. You never know, your personal preferences may change, and you may find something that you fall in love with, but it costs a bit more and eliminates the option for a second home/investment property.....not to mention that if you are financing, that opens another can of worms regarding qualifying and getting the best rate. The investment opportunities aren't going is amazing the value that you can pick up these days!

I can assist you with locating a primary and investment home anywhere in the Phoenix metropolitan area....from reduced builder inventory homes to bank owned properties, to new construction and resale! I know it is not easy to search for a home, especially with so many options. The best part is that my services are free to you (the seller pays me, but only if you buy and close on a home!)

If you help me narrow down your preferences, I can try to help you locate a home that will meet your needs.

--What particular price range did you want to stay within?
--What community amenities are important to you (i.e. active adult, gated, golf course, rec center, park, etc.)?
--What home features are important to you?
--Are you interested in new construction, or are you looking for a home that is ready for move in immediately?
--Will you be financing or paying cash?

Please let me know how I might be able to assist you with your new home search. You can also visit my website, and search my listings or other phoenix area MLS listings.

Randy Curnutt
Guardian Realty & Investment Group, LLC
602-677-1002 cell
480-907-1916 fax
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Sat Jul 14, 2007
Joe Bourland answered:
Goodyear has only a few communities with no HOA so it is very likely that you will run into them. The least expensive HOA I know of is a small portion of Palm Valley at about $130 a year. A standard subdivision home will run about $120 a quarter. Other areas in Palm Valley, Estrella Mountain Ranch (now know simply as Estrella) and the adult community Pebblecreek start at about $70 a month but include recreational facilities. ... more
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