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Prescott Valley : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Apr 19, 2015
Richard E. Kerr answered:
The HOA dues are currently $48.40/yr. In 2015, there will be a credit (for members in good standing) that will reduce the dues to $38.
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Thu Mar 5, 2015
Brad Bergamini answered:
Yes, 7464 E Horseshoe Ln
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
is within 15 min drive to try city prep high school
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Sun Dec 28, 2014
Matt White answered:
Hi John,

The Yavapai GIS mapping system is likely what you're looking for. It will give a basic idea.

However, to determine actual dimension and lot-lines: find the plat map, and/or have a Title officer (one who is trained in metes & bounds) to draw it up from the legal description. ... more
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Sun Dec 28, 2014
Matt White answered:
Hi Natalie,

Thanks for your question. If you're referring to the term "Unit 19", "Unit 12", etc., then the term is referring to a geographical area. In Prescott Valley, the zoning code R2 is used to designate multiple unit housing.

So for example, if you're looking to invest in a tri-plex, look for the zoning code R2. If you're doing the opposite and are eliminating the R2 zoning from your searches, let me know and I can have all the properties delivered to your inbox automatically each day.

Hope this helps.
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Mon Dec 22, 2014
Diane Christner answered:
If you did not authorize the listing, the most probable answer is someone is using information about your home to commit a scam, to trick people looking to rent or buy into wiring money to an account where it will quickly disappear.

I would suggest contacting the web site that has your listing immediately to have it removed, then do a search of the Internet for similar bogus ads on other real estate related sites as these scammers typically post ads on multiple sites.

Unfortunately, these scams have become numerous over the past year and the perpetrators are rarely caught.
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Sun Dec 7, 2014
Matt White answered:
This is a cool part of Prescott Valley.
Area is on the edge of open land where local Pronghorn antelope gather just beyond the houses.
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Thu Nov 6, 2014
Matt White answered:
The best place to start a viewpoint search is a local website:

This ensures the most up-to-date information regarding current prices on all the homes for sale in the Viewpoint.

Pronghorn Ranch has recently overtaken the Viewpoint in regard to resale value. To see Pronghorn Ranch homes:

Pronghorn and Viewpoint are next to each other in regard to geographical location. Hope this helps.
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Fri Oct 10, 2014
Rhonda Johnston answered:
I believe BloomTree Realty is the fastest growing, most innovative, Agent Supportive Agency around. They have compensation plans that can earn you money even if you don't close a transaction in a month! You can earn $ for service to the company such as training, which makes everyone so helpful. It is such a non-competitive, sharing and caring network of Agents. I love it here. I would be glad to explain further. ... more
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Tue Sep 23, 2014
Dan Tabit answered:
Most of the foreclosures listed here are not on the market and therefore can't be shown. RealtyTrac posts these homes to sell their subscriptions. They are a waste of time in my opinion. Your Title Company can provide you a foreclosure list for free. Until they are listed by their asset manager with a local Agent, they are not available.
Do an address search in your MLS to see if the home you're asking about may actually be listed and if it is, you'll have the instructions there. Best of luck.
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Fri Aug 15, 2014
Matt White answered:

Here's the thing with IRS liens. There are "junior" and "senior" liens. If the IRS lean is a senior lien, it means they filed it against you before you obtained the loan on the house. This will stick with you no matter what. If the lien is junior, the IRS will have 120 days to redeem the house from the new owner. (Meaning they'll buy it for whatever was paid plus repairs)

Liens against property exist only because you're not paying someone. It's not as if the HOA can claim your house for $300 in non-paid HOA fees. However, if you sold the house and received any profit, the judgement will show up in escrow, and will need to be satisfied.

Whomever said, "it will likely not sell" is correct, and incorrect. "Likely" being the key word. Some people simply do not want to risk the IRS redeeming the property during the 120 days after the trustee sale. However, the budgeting for redeeming properties is so low, it is very unlikely that the IRS will attempt to redeem the property, unless a significant financial advantage for redemption exists. Meaning if someone were to not have an emotional attachment to the property, the investment is likely to be a good one, knowing that either way the financial investment will be recouped by flipping or redemption.

My question is this, if you're in Florida, why a question in Prescott Valley?
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Tue Jul 15, 2014
Brad Bergamini answered:
Try this site. It is not exact just people adding their information.
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Thu Jul 3, 2014
Matt White answered:
Depends on if you're the owner. If not, do you have a lease as the renter?

The law states you have 90 days to receive notice prior to being evicted from a foreclosure. Also, neither the landlord nor the bank is legally obligated to let the tenant know about the foreclosure (in a rental situation.)

If you have a lease, the owners (whoever they are or become) are obligated to allow you to remain in the property until the lease expires with three exceptions:

1. The lease can be terminated on 90 days notice if the unit is sold to a purchaser who will occupy the property.
2. The lease has fewer than 90 days remaining.
3. The tenancy is month-to-month or a tenancy at-will, in which case the new owners must provide the tenant with 90 days notice prior to eviction.

If you've been served notice, you have 90 days. If the new owners are unaware, and they try to force you out early, tell them about The Protecting Tenants in Foreclosure Act. PTFA was passed by Congress signed into law by the President in May, 2009 and expires December 31, 2014. (S.896, P.L. 111-22)

If you're the owner of the home, and the home has gone to auction, your time is up. If you have no issue with the sheriff knocking on the door and physically removing you, stay until that happens if it means keeping a roof over your head. Otherwise the bank may offer you an incentive for leaving early and keeping everything in top working order.
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Thu Jul 3, 2014
Matt White answered:
Hi Al,

Protecting your investment is your primary concern. You'll likely go through all the same channels and jump through all the same hoops as buying a home. Both homes will need appraisals, inspections, title work, etc... Why? You'll want to know that you're getting a legitimate home in exchange for yours. In a trade it's not about the "price", there's concerns of judgements, liens, encumbrances, maintenance, etc.

However, if you have a home with more square footage, and is of greater value, wouldn't it be better to sell it and have extra cash in the bank when you purchase? Also, marketing your home properly will ensure its exposure to the world. Is your agent doing everything they need to procure a buyer?
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Thu Jul 3, 2014
Matt White answered:
Hello, thanks for your question,

Michael is right, just make sure you're in the position to have knowledge. If you're not local, get an agent or lawyer to represent your interests.

Auctions are common and lots of folks pick up great properties this way. You may even want to join with an agent who flips foreclosures, with yourself being the investor.

You can always contact a local agent who can research the property ahead of time, send photos, or just look up the last sale of the house and send a report to you.

Making an offer before the auction is moot. The reason for the auction is to get the best price. If you have the best offer, you'll get the home.

Let me know if you have any questions.
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Wed Jul 2, 2014
Kathy Harrell answered:
The bottom line is with what your objective is; if it is your goal to make the home more livable for yourself and/or your family and if you plan to stay in the home long enough to enjoy the improvements, then do what is feasible comfortable for you. If, however, your goal is more closely associated with your ROI, then other weigh-ins regarding increasing the value are spot on, only an appraiser can give you a professional opinion as to the impact on the value of your home and how the improvements may reflect on that value. ... more
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Sun Jun 29, 2014
Matt White answered:
Hello, thanks for your question.

Which Granville home are you looking at?
Feel free to search all the latest listings at my Granville page.

Take care!
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Thu Jun 26, 2014
mrmrsace answered:
Villages at Lynx Creek HOA fee is $105/month. This INCLUDES Water & Sewer!
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Thu Jun 19, 2014
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Thu Jun 19, 2014
Matt White answered:
Hi Yvonne,

You would need to speak to the property owner and read the lease agreement.

Owning in the Viewpoint might be a better option. Here's a page built just for Viewpoint homes for sale in Prescott Valley:

There's a house in the Viewpoint currently at $179,000. 5% down with a loan at 4.5% would yield a payment of $1,131 roughly.
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Thu Jun 19, 2014
Matt White answered:
Hi Yvonne,

Which property are you looking at in the Viewpoint?
$1350 is not unusual. Most rentals will be in that price range.

You can own a home for less than that in the Viewpoint. I live close by, if you need help, let me know!

Matt White
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