Who can I contact for help?

Asked by Ktella, Tempe, AZ Wed Jul 15, 2009

I am interested in these properties, but who can I contact to help me? Thanks!

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Jim Mitchell, Agent, Tempe, AZ
Wed Jul 15, 2009
Hello Ktella. Unfortunately, RealtyTrac does not update these listings very often. They require you to register for a 'free trial' to see all of the pertinent info. They have a monthly fee to continue service.

The property on College is a bank owned home (4108 S. College Ave - MLS #4165759). It was listed on 4/30/09 for $264,900. It is now pending at $244,900; not $104,000. The $104k is the amount that it was foreclosed upon (what was owed on the loan). From looking at the tax records, it appears that it was purchased at the trustee sale by an investor, who then in turn is putting it back on the market at a higher price. This is not uncommon in properties where there is some equity, but it is rare in this down market.

The one on Ventura is not currently listed for sale; I couldn't even find the exact address. According to the limited info on RealtyTrac, it was foreclosed on in June, and the amount owed was $40,000, if that's accurate.
I searched for Daley Park and any homes on that street (Ventura) that are currently listed or pending that match the criteria listed here, and nothing came up. It looks as though it hasn't been relisted yet by the bank.

If you'd like a custom search of foreclosure listings I would be glad to help. I deal with a LOT of banks on the pre-foreclosure (short sale) and foreclosure (REO) sides for both buyers and sellers. I can help you structure an offer that will increase the chances of getting accepted by the bank. My office is in Tempe at Warner and Kyrene, so I'm familiar with the Tempe market as well.

Feel free to contact me via email at: jim.mitchell@century21.com or call my cell at: 480.231.6769.

Send me your search criteria: (max. price, min. sq/ft, min. bed/bath, pool yes or no, garage yes or no, specific area of town, etc) and I can send you some listings that are active and available, and you can look through them at your leisure. If you like some of them, just send me the MLS #'s and I'll research them further.

One item of importance: make sure you're prequalified to purchase. The banks won't even consider your offer without an LSR, which is the form that your lender will give you once you've been pre-qualified. OR, if you are a cash buyer, you would need proof of funds, like a bank statement. This would show the seller (bank) that you're a serious buyer who won't waste their time.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Warm regards,

Jim Mitchell
Century 21 All Star, REALTORS
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Carlos Ramir…, Agent, Mesa, AZ
Wed Jul 15, 2009

None of those properties are available - that information is very inaccurate.

Trulia and similar sites are a great source for general real estate information and discussions, however they only contain a very small percentage of all the listings available, many of the listings shown are no longer available, and the data they conatin is not very reliable.

If you want to search the MLS directly you can do so by following this link: http://www.smartazrealty.com/ or

There you will find the most up to date and complete listing information available.

Or if you prefer I can set you up with a personalized search (website) that will contain all the available properties that match your criteria.

Carlos J. Ramirez, PC, ABR, CNE
Associate Broker, HomeSmart -
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Mr.P, , Arizona
Wed Jul 15, 2009
Good Afternoon K Tella,

Those listing are very misleading, They do not have addresses, they are just too good of a deal. They are only meant to get your attention, and contact a Realtor. I like to call them "Bait" listings.

In addition those listings are just a NOTICE of Forclouser, from Realty Trac, which wants your Credit Card # for further non existant information.

There are only 19 single family homes in Tempe, priced from 50 to 125K. Again, Single Family Homes.

You can use this site to search for current homes for sale.

Let me know if you have any questions

Web Reference:  http://www.AZRE.TV
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