Are there windows for the front?

Asked by Drucilla Whelan, Midtown, Tucson, AZ Sun Jan 27, 2013

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Spirit Messi…, Agent, Tucson, AZ
Sun Jan 27, 2013
This is a FSBO (For Sale By Owner) not listed on MLS. Property last sold on MLS in 2006 for $87,500.

If you are interested in this property, I suggest you contact one of the agents below that took the time to answer your questions about this listing and specalize in Tucson properties under $50K. Review your search criteria with them, and they should send you a list of other properties in your price range that meet your criteria.

Best of luck.

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Ric Mills, Agent, Oro Valley, AZ
Sun Jan 27, 2013
The last time I went by the home they were renovating it and upgrading everything. The best way to know about the windows is to drive by and check. They haven't put it on MLS yet so there are no updated pictures. Another way is to hire a Realtor to investigate with the seller and see what the status is. Good Luck and let me know if we can help further.
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Doug Seemann, Agent, Tucson, AZ
Sun Jan 27, 2013
I work alot with investors, "flippers",and home buyers looking for fixer-uppers for themselves. Generally, Unless there are already double pane, low-e windows in place, we assume the windows, together with fixtures, heating, cooling, roof and soft floor coverings have to be replaced. If it turns out they don't, it is a plus! When buying a fixer, you need to consider worst case scenario on repairs, consider location, functionality of floor plan, changes and additions possible for the floor plan, Square footage, condition and orientation of property, zoning, design of home, condition of walls, age of home, plumbing and electric, and the neighborhood.
Calculate what the finished value of the home will be. If you are doing this for investment, you need to back out closing costs on resale, profit, and expected cost of repairs. If repairs are extensive, back out at least 1/2 annual taxes. What is left is what the purchase price of the property should be.
If you are buying as a primary residence, you can out-bid the investors and still get an awesome deal on a home with a finished price below market.
If you need help with this, I would be glad to assist.
Doug Seemann
Long Realty
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Jose Dias, Agent, Scottsdale, AZ
Sun Jan 27, 2013
It is difficult to tell with 100% certainty. Sometimes they board up the windows to prevent someone from breaking the glass. However when that happens the boards are usually flush with the side of the house. The first photo shows the boards inside the window casing. My best guess is that the front windows are missing.

Good luck!

Jose Dias, REALTOR
(623) 418-5700
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Donna Moulton, Agent, Tucson, AZ
Sun Jan 27, 2013
Hi Dragondru,

That depends on what you mean by windows. The openings on either side of the front doors are covered with plywood. That's where the windows are or used to be. The plywood is either there to keep out the vandals, or to cover where the windows used to be. In other pictures with this listing, you can see the window openings with wooden sash windows.

This property appears to be owned by Deed and Note Traders. The property is not listed in the MLS, but it may be available for purchase directly from Deed and Note Traders.

Best regards,

Donna Moulton
Associate Broker
Tierra Antigua Realty
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Michael Shin…, Agent, Tucson, AZ
Sun Jan 27, 2013

This property is not currently on the market. It was previously listed as as short sale which tells me that it is possibly in a pre-foreclosure stage. Are you looking for a home for yourself or an investment property?

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Sally Grenier, Agent, Boulder, CO
Sun Jan 27, 2013
Looks like a "fixer upper" so that would be no. You'd probably have to invest in your own windows.
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