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Home Buying in Maricopa : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Jun 22, 2017
Sheri Thomas asked:
Would buying a home be a possibility for me or should I just continue to rent while working on my credit?
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Wed Jan 18, 2017
Vshow1216 answered:
Is my property I live at buried on Indian burial grounf. I lived at my property for a year now I have awaken with knocking on the walls & Shadows in the dark and chills in the house. I am at Aerror terra Apts 16th St & East fillmore st phoenix AZ 85006 ... more
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Sat Sep 26, 2015
Karen Peyton answered:
About the portion of your question pertaining to "rent-to-own"...

Assuming you mean the city of Maricopa, there are only three homes of the size you need offering some type of Seller financing. All will require substantial down payment.

Since your option, deposit, earnest or down payment money will have a one-way ticket (via the Concorde) into the Seller's pocket, it behooves you to get pre-qualified for a mortgage. If you don't qualify - don't do it. You will lose your money and have no where to live at the end of your lease.

These types of agreements ALWAYS favor Sellers and leave Buyers playing Russian roulette. Okay, the example is a bit dramatic. No one will die. But very few will win!

Best of luck!

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Wed Jun 3, 2015
Adabaione answered:
Rancho Dorado and The village of Rancho Dorado are nice and closer.
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Tue Feb 17, 2015
Edward Maddox answered:
Are you just trying to copy and print them or take them off site?
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Mon Feb 2, 2015
It will depend on the length of time since foreclosure, if you have reestablished credit and the circumstances surrounding the foreclosure.
I would be happy to help you or answer questions if you contact me. ... more
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Mon Feb 2, 2015
Edward Maddox answered:
The agent should have had you sign a buyer broker agreement that has an expiration date. If still in effect. If the home is now a FSBO, there would be no commission to be paid by seller. ... more
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Mon Feb 2, 2015
Edward Maddox answered:
You can get this appliance issue taken care of before escrow closes with a work order showing they will be purchased and installed.
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Mon Jun 23, 2014
Kenneth answered:
I believe Maricopa is still one of the areas that qualifies for a USDA loan and I think this type of mortgage doesn't require a down payment. You will have to find a local realtor experienced with USDA loans to find out about that. I purchased a foreclosure myself and asked Citibank to pay 3% of my closing costs which they agreed to do for my FHA loan. A previous offer that I made on a different Fanny Mae home asked for four percent which they countered back at 3%. They refused to pay just one more percent on my closing costs so I walked away. Two months later the same home sold for $8,000 less than my offer so I believe some policy issues forbid any more than the usual 3% closing costs that they can accept. This probably means that you will have to have some skin in the game such as 3 or 4 % of your own money to complete the sale. First thing to do is contact a local realtor that has sold homes to other buyers using USDA. Most of them prefer that buyers work with mortgage lenders that they are acquainted with so they are comfortable knowing that the lender will keep them involved with the status of your loan application. So get the right realtor first and they will help getting you preapproved. ... more
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Sun May 25, 2014
Addie Huckabee answered:

I am a Realtor who specializes in Pinal county, buying selling and renting.I have lisved in the area for over 10 years and would be happy to assist you with all of your questions and needs.

Addie Huckabee
Cerreta Real Estate
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Thu Apr 24, 2014
Wayne Morris answered:
I live in the Villages at Maricopa only a mile or two from Province. It is a very nice community. The odour factor has never bothered me in the Villages. I never even knew that was a concern. HOA fees at Province are pretty steep. Go on-line and you can search the homes for sale in the community and what the HOA fees are. The owners do have nice facilities but the question is, how often would you use them? Before we purchased, we looked all over the area and loved the Villages where we purchased. We have a pool in our backyard and have never used our community facilities. ... more
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Tue Jan 21, 2014
Bridget Teague answered:
If I can be of assistance to you, let me know. I live in the San Tan area myself and have extensive knowledge with the area. Maricopa is a great place with very affordable homes. San Tan is a growing area which means if you buy now, you have a good chance of gaining a little equity as the years go on with all of the upcoming "civilization" to the area. You started off right by working with lenders to see what you qualify for. If I can help, please let me know...we can meet at a local hot spot called San Tan Flat Restaurant to go over a bunch of your ideas!!! ... more
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Tue Sep 24, 2013
Diana Lara Fitzgerald answered:
I just visited laveen last week September 2013 while house hunting and the air smelled so much like cow that we didn't even bother to actually look at the house.
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Thu Sep 19, 2013
Christine answered:
The school system here is very young and poorly managed, and none of the elementary schools have a rating of higher than 5, and if you have a kindergartener, and want them to be in school for a full school day instead of "half-day kindergarten," which amounts to 4 hours a day, either in the afternoon or morning, you have to pay tuition of $150 per month, which isn't much, but we shouldn't have to pay tuition to a public school, especially when we already pay taxes that are outragious, and the schools are sub-par at best. My daughter started kindergarten this year at four years old, and the work I'm seeing sent home is stuff that she's known since she was two years old (she's exceptionally smart, but I don't think time should be wasted teaching ANY kindergarteners their basic shapes and colors when any 5 year old should have already mastered that, and could be concentrating on reading and math. I've yet to see a single sheet of real math work being sent home, excet for number identification, which again, even an average kid should have figured out by the time they're three or four, I would imagine, so I print out addition and subtraction worksheets online so she can be taught real math at home.) There are also very few options for extra curricular activities and kid's sports leagues ( ... more
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Sat Jul 20, 2013
Cinthya Raudales answered:
Join a Maricopa Facebook group like Maricopa moms and ask those questions. People who live and raise children there will be able to tell you.
We, realtors are not allowed to answer those questions as it is called steering and it's illegal. ... more
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Sat May 25, 2013
spanton_sa answered:
Yes, 50740 W Esch Trail is still for sale.
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Fri Apr 26, 2013
Cancel answered:
We are moving to CA from Maricopa. Looking into doing a house swap. Where in CA are you?
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Fri Apr 5, 2013
Elizabeth Huskey answered:
In my opinion, the best city to purchase an INVESTMENT property in is Maricopa. You can purchase a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home less than 8 years old for $115-130,000 any day of the week. If you are looking to spend your maximum budget, then going up to $250,000 even you could purchase somebody's dream home and get $1000+ /month in rent! The best way to buy an investment is a home in a high demand area and neighborhood, with nice community features and amenities, then pick the biggest dud in the whole neighborhood. Give the home some lovin'...paint it and do a few little things that nobody else took the time to do and you have yourself a solid rental that will rent out every year! If you can afford a home with a pool in Maricopa, purchasing in Rancho El Dorado or Cobblestone in Maricopa, the home will rent itself!

If you're still in need of help finding this dream rental property or any other ones, please don't hesitate to check out my Facebook page or shoot me an email any time!
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Fri Apr 5, 2013
Elizabeth Huskey answered:
Of course you will find a home!!! And you don't even need the full $5000 for a down payment if you do USDA financing with 0% down then you'll only need you
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Tue Mar 19, 2013
Nancy Blinstrub answered:
We've been in Phoenix for a couple of years, 1800 sf with pool. Our highest APS bill comes in August - $450. We keep our AC at 78 unless we have guests and need to lower the temp. On the other hand, our 11/15 payment was $92 (lowest ever). We have gas heat, with coldest-time costs maxing around $150, but many homes are all-electric. Gas bills without heat running (just for hot water and stove) run in the $20+/month range. ... more
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