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Mon Mar 6, 2017
Tracie.rowell answered:
As a military spouse I have sought out many different resources and helpful information to educate myself and other military families. In my quest, I was referred to this site: www.EasyMilitaryMove.com Loads of information and resources. Owned and operated by a disabled vet. Just thought I would pass it along for any one else looking for much needed information. ... more
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Sat Aug 13, 2016
Mirandad answered:
South of Avenida Cochise and West of 92. Stay away from Fry Blvd and "Fry Town", especially the area near the base. If you have big bucks there are nice houses west of Cherokee Avenue. You can pretty much tell the nicer areas by looking at home values on trulia. ... more
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Tue Jan 19, 2016
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Thu Oct 22, 2015
Karen Peyton answered:
Contact a local agent in Sierra Vista for an answer to your question. They can search the local MLS and report their findings to you. They can also alert you when a property with "seller carry" terms come on the market.

To find an agent, you can use the agent tab at the top of the page - jot down a few numbers - and call - yes call! It's old fashioned, but it works!!

Good luck!
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Thu Oct 15, 2015
Jeri Patrick answered:
I would contact a local lender to help you they will be able to help your with your VA loan and inform you of the credit score minimum. Best of luck
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Fri Sep 11, 2015
Keith Heise answered:
I don't know if you are still looking for assistance with this, but I'm a local realtor that can customize what listings get sent to you, by price, square footage, neighborhood, etc., all depending on what your criteria is. I apologize for just now seeing this question, but please let me know if there is anything I can do to assist you still. ... more
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Fri Sep 11, 2015
Keith Heise answered:
That's a great question, and unfortunately a complicated one. Because our local economy revolves so heavily around Fort Huachuca, any changes that happen there impact supply and demand, which in turn impacts property values. Unsure whether you are buying or selling, but I could help answer that better for you if you provide more details. Oftentimes, the answer to the underlying question of "is it a good time to buy/sell" depends on your particular situation, and not just the larger situation. Sorry I just now saw your question, but you are welcome to respond here, or contact me to converse in much greater detail. ... more
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Thu Aug 6, 2015
Sally Grenier answered:
A foreclosed home is a home that has been essentially taken back by the lender. Most buyers buy a home by getting a mortgage through a lender or bank. If the buyer defaults on their loan, the lender takes it back. The bank then tries to sell it, to recoup some of their money. But they'll want to sell the home for "Fair Market Value" -- which is what other similar properties are selling for. This is why it's a MYTH that you can get a foreclosure for a "great deal". The bank wants to get as much money for it as possible. Oftentimes the homeowner neglected (or trashed) the house and it often has lots of issues -- broken pipes, peeling paint, torn out appliances, holes in walls etc.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreclosure
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Thu Jan 1, 2015
Dan Riordan answered:
County recorder's office or a local Realtor has access to this public info like names, mailing address, purchase price, transaction dates, taxes etc..
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Thu Jan 1, 2015
Dan Riordan answered:
David, There's only one possible Electric utility provider for this home, SSVEC, and they are your most reliable source for answering this question. Call 458-4691, give them the address, and they'll look it up for you. Note: A solar system should be inspected by a local Solar Contractor and not just a general home inspector to evaluate the system properly. If your financing with a HUD backed loan, VA or FHA, there are guidelines that a solar system for heating must meet. See this HUD publication and find a good Buyer Agent to help you! http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/documents/huddoc?id=26-7c12VALH.pdf
Page 12-7.. Solar systems for domestic water heating and/or space heating must
• meet standards in HUD Handbook 4930.2, Solar Heating and Domestic Hot
Water Heating Systems, and
• be backed-up 100 percent with a conventional thermal energy subsystem or other backup system which will provide the same degree of reliability and performance as a conventional system.
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Thu Jan 1, 2015
Dan Riordan answered:
There's no municipal "City" water system in Sierra Vista, all water is delivered by privately held water companies. The ADWR, AZ Dept of Water Resources, has detailed information on each company and instructions on how to obtain the most recent Water Quality Reports for each provider. ... more
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Thu Jan 1, 2015
Dan Riordan answered:
VA has "Habitability" guidelines which include that mechanical systems must have reasonable future utility with adequate capacity and quality which the VA Appraiser is required to cover in the appraisal. You can find HUD guidelines here. http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/documents/huddoc?id=26-7c12VALH.pdf

Pages 12-6 through 12-7 cover Solar Systems in more detail..

Solar systems for domestic water heating and/or space heating must
• meet standards in HUD Handbook 4930.2, Solar Heating and Domestic Hot
Water Heating Systems, and
• be backed-up 100 percent with a conventional thermal energy subsystem or other backup system which will provide the same degree of reliability and performance as a conventional system.
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Sat Sep 20, 2014
Jocelyn Lawley answered:
I have a property that is completely furnished, 2 dwellings...Main house has 2 master suites,3 baths plus additional office; guest house has 2 bedrooms/1 bath..sleeps 8 comfortably...all.on 4 acres, 3-stall horse facilities, fenced with solar gate access...call for pricing at (520) 266-2568... ... more
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Wed May 14, 2014
Dottie Wall answered:
I am an agent in Wildwood NJ . How do I place one of my listings for sale on trulia?
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Mon May 5, 2014
John Moran answered:
Hi Joseph,

I'm sorry to hear about your situation, it's never easy. You have three options when you need to get rid of an underwater home (not sure you'll like any of them):

1. Allow the home to foreclose - do nothing and you won't own the home before long.
2. Short Sale - get your bank to agree to take less than the balance owed and short sell the home.
3. Sell and bring in the difference at closing in cash.

Obviously from a lender's perspective (which I am) the best option is number 3. If that is not an option, it is better to short sell than it is to allow the home to foreclose. The waiting periods are shorter to buy again for people who have short sold versus those who have been foreclosed upon. It typically has less of a credit impact as well. I have seen people who have had a short sale within the last 12 months who's credit scores are still in the mid 700s, which is pretty amazing.

If you want me to put you in touch with a local short sale specialist, just reach out to me through my profile and/or website and I'll have them contact you to begin the process. They'll handle all the work and negotiating for you.

Best of luck getting everything sorted out.
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Sat Jan 25, 2014
Tanya & Christan Dalton answered:
Alejandro,

If you would like, we can put you in contact with an agent in Indio that would be able to show and talk you through the market. They'll also be able to answer any other related questions you have about the area.

Please feel free to call text or email any time.

Tanya & Christian Daltons
Tierra Antigua Realty
C: 520-477-1819
TheDaltonTeam@gmail.com
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Sat Jan 25, 2014
erica saldana asked:
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Fri Nov 29, 2013
Sharon Peterson answered:
Hannon Real Estate Services. 520-417-9224. 333 W Wilcox, ste 107, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
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Thu Oct 31, 2013
wolverick37 answered:
80's 90's and 100 2-3 times during the summer in Sierra Vista. Phoenix is nearly 200 miles north and west in the low/dry desert. 4600 feet elevation in Sierra Vista. Monsoon is very active in Sierra Vista from late June to September. Very comfortable weather in Sierra Vista's summers! ... more
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