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Queen Creek : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Jun 25, 2012
Rocky Dole answered:
If you are wondering if it is Trulia calling you then I would suggest that you log into your account and then use the contact number to call Trulia. If you call them then you know who you are talking to. If they call you then you don't. ... more
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Sat May 19, 2012
Karen Berg answered:
Hi Virginia,
In the Queen Creek area, housing values have been rising, not dropping! So. although none of us, including me, has a crystal ball, they are not likely to drop in 2012.
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Fri May 4, 2012
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Sun Apr 22, 2012
Jeff Blair answered:
Custom Realties, I have the feature sheet and floor plans also if you want them
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Fri Apr 20, 2012
Don Tepper answered:
If you're doing a rent-to-own right now, then why are you working with a Realtor? Sure, she can help. But sounds like you've already done the deal.

It might help if you restated the question--clearly, in some detail.

Hope that helps.
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Wed Apr 18, 2012
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
It's fun selling homes in NJ, too, and yes, things have picked up here, in the NYC area, as well!

Buyers who have lost out on a house learn that they have to bid aggressively on the next one.

It's a happy time for those lucky sellers..........not so much for the buyers, and I feel for them.

But.........isn't nice just to be having this kind of conversation again??
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Fri Apr 6, 2012
Fran and Mark Redding answered:
You can't.
No web site is 100% accurate as to a homes status. Even the MLS used by realtors is only as accurate as the information supplied by the agents in the contract. If the agents do not update the property status in the MLS then it does not update anywhere else.
Get an agent to get the best most accurate information.
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Fri Apr 6, 2012
Doug McVinua answered:

It is possible to use your SS income to purchase a home. We have some great lenders to help you with the new loan.

Queen Creek/SanTan Valley is a great are to live in, I live in Queen Creek myself.

Lets talk soon and we can make this possible for you.
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Sun Feb 26, 2012
Doug McVinua answered:
Phoenix 53

The home you were requesting information about did not happen to come though in this request, would you like to provide the address and I will get you the answer?

Pools are popular in Arizona and do add value to the properties, probably different than in Chicago. Of course pools are very popular in AZ in the summer when its a little warm (hot).

Do you have other questions about Queen Creek or San Tan Valley? We live in Queen Creek and love it!
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Tue Feb 21, 2012
James Wehner answered:
Hi Kristi,

I'm sorry to hear about your situation. The best advise I could give you is to check with both the lender and the trustee to confirm if you sale is taking place on the date they scheduled. There are many homes that get postponed for various reasons.

Confirm with the trustee on the 19th close to the end of the day to see if the home was actually sold and if it sold to a 3rd party or reverted back to the lender. It depends on who takes ownership on how they might proceed.

Either way, I would recommend that you prepare to move now and sit tight for a knock on the door once the home goes through the trustee sale.

Best Regards,

James Wehner
West USA Realty
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Fri Feb 10, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
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Mon Dec 5, 2011
Carol Perdew answered:

The lenders in working on a loan modification will request certain documents. Your lender will check to make sure payments are being made on your HOA. Homeowners may get behind on their HOA when they are having difficulties. They may request other documentation. Follow-up and make sure the right person receives the documentation that was requested. Hope your modification works out!

Carol Perdew
Prudential California Realty
(209) 239-7979
DRE 985176
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Wed Oct 19, 2011
Dp2 answered:
Actually, many investors (myself included) would separate your request into at least 2 parts: 1) your desire to do a deal with creative financing, and 2) your desire to get that property. Unless you have a significant deposit to offset the negatives from your recent bankruptcy filing, you'd most likely end up doing a lease-option or lease-purchase. Plus, we'd have to be able to buy that--or any other--property at enough of a discount to mitigate our risk (eg you might default on the loan, the house could burn to the ground, an earthquake could level the property, property values might drop an additional X% in that area, etc) in the transaction.

The more cash that you could put in the deal and the higher your income is, the more options that you'll have.

Did you try asking that seller if he/she/they would be willing to do a deal with creative financing with you?
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Tue Aug 23, 2011
EB answered:
Hi Jones,

If you're paying a professional it should cost you around $1 per square foot (of floor space) for the walls only. Add another $100 - $200 for trim and you're looking at around $800. If you need the names of some reputable local painters, let me know, I have 2 or 3 I regularly recommend to my clients.

Emma Beyer
RE/MAX Casa Grande Yost Realty
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Mon Aug 15, 2011
Aaron Stradling answered:
Emperor Estates is a nice neighborhood in Queen Creek but does not offer a Community Pool nor a Recreational Center. It does offer common area parks with play grounds and there are a few neighborhoods close by that do offer the community pool. Those closest would be Power Ranch and Cortina.

Of the 13 homes currently listed in Emperor Estates, 5 do not have contract, nor do they offer a private pool. The other 8 are short sales with offers currently submitted to the bank. 2 of those offer private pools.
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Sat Aug 6, 2011
Investor X answered:
What do you mean by gifted? Where you suppose to get an all expenses paid vacation to Hawaii and a new 2011 Corvette with the new home purchase? Or maybe the realtor was to offer a thank you gift for buying the foreclosure in QC?

Wait I have the answer. 10% down and the gift is 90% loan from the bank?

Investor Mike
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Sat Aug 6, 2011
Investor X answered:
Why would you want to extend they stay? I’m sure you lived at the property mortgage free for 3 months to 12 months not paying mortgage payments. Trying to squeak out another 30 days free living? ... more
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Sat Aug 6, 2011
Investor X answered:
OK so let’s get this straight. Lemme guess what happened because I know Queen Creek quite well. She’s foreclosing because the new home community where she bought had the bank give out loans like big Macs at McDonalds. Cheap and fast. Back in 2005-2009 anyone can get a loan for $250K even if you where unemployed and on drugs. So yer friend bought a house when she couldn’t afford the place in the first place. Took in roommates and did everything possible to pay the interest only mortgage but still didn’t work.

So now she’s looking for affordable housing. You need to get on a waiting list for about 8 years. Since she was a previous home owner not looking so good. Her FICO is dinged with a foreclosure that’s 8 years bad credit rating. Bad credit rating means I don’t pay bills on time. If she buys an affordable housing unit or house she can only sell at the rate of what the affordable rate is.
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Thu Jun 2, 2011
Doug McVinua answered:

Generally we can track down though the County Tax records and determine the sale date, company and location if you are talking about Trustee Sale?

We also have a fair amount of auctions going on by other companies after the Trustee Sale.

Find a great Realtor you connect with and let them do some research for you. Be cautious, the Court house step auctions get interesting, especially for an outsider.

Arizona Homes for Sale by a Guy from Iowa
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