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Wed Feb 1, 2017
Llazos asked:
We are purchasing a house that had a garage and sun porch converted to livable space. Both spaces are heated and cooled. The garage still has garage doors.

We are planning to restore…
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Tue Jan 31, 2017
Karen Peyton answered: question.
Use the Find an Agent tab at the top of the page to locate and "call" an agent in Tucson.
Good luck!
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Sat Jan 28, 2017
Con answered:
Hello, I am interested in getting a loan for a mobile home in New Jersey. We needed $70,000. We looked into home equity, but could only get $36,00". To whom would you suggest in my neck of the woods for financing? ... more
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Fri Jan 20, 2017
5rjwills29 answered:
Cross streets are Valencia and Headley in Tucson Arizona what is the current HOA fees how would I find out
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Tue Dec 27, 2016
Karen Peyton answered:
Ask your agent for information about home warranty companies operating in or servicing the Tucson area. If they have booklets in their office, you can read the coverage, cost or premium, and deductible. Coverage is for one year and usually includes major components to some degree, but personal property such as washers, dryers, and refrigerators costs extra.

Good luck!
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Fri Dec 16, 2016
Greg Madden answered:
Foreclosure was listed at $29k originally, and was reduced $1k per month to $26k. Property had significant issues. Bid $10k, as-is, no conditions except a structural inspection. Bank countered with $26k. Did a detailed inspection, documented condition, and submitted to bank countering with $10k again. Bank accepted offer. Closed a week later. So it can be done, just do your due diligence. ... more
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Thu Dec 15, 2016
Angelica P answered:

I have emailed you regarding this.

Thank you for using Trulia!

Consumer Care Advocate
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Wed Dec 14, 2016
Karen Peyton answered:
You can't control your profile through Trulia. Hover over your log-in at the top right of this page, and a drop down box should appear. One of the options is profile. Click it, and the link should take you to Zillow.

Hope this works!
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Tue Dec 13, 2016
Lee answered:
I solved my problem with a German made electronic anti-scaler.
Water in Round Rock TX has a hardness of 11 grains per gallon average, which is considered hard according to USGS standards. Hard water scale in pipes will surely occur in the long run, but problems with your sprinkler valves due to calcium scale are absolutely common in this area mainly because of high evaporation in the outdoor summer heat. Hard water will also cause common ice maker and dish washer related issues. I always say preventive maintenance is an owners choice. I personally dislike dealing with calcium deposits around my faucets, showers and sinks, but above all, the thing I dislike the most is the slippery feeling in your body, after taking a hard earned shower, at the end of the day with softened water. Its like washing yourself with sea water. The sodium added to the water just wont allow proper soap rinsing and you never get to feel really clean. My house came with a huge Salt Water Softener, with two big tanks that took a lot of space in my garage which is not huge. After a long research, I decided to replace our salt softener with a Vulcan-Texas Anti-Scaler from Techno Mechanical Solutions in Austin. An affordable and eco-friendly way to prevent hard water issues without using salts. I was able to do the installation myself over the old softener pipes. The Vulcan requires no maintenance, just install and forget about it. No more salt buying trips to Lowes and carrying those back breaking bags. No more slippery feeling after taking a shower. No more calcium buildup around my fixtures or sprinkler valves. Water treated with Vulcan is safe for garden irrigation, your sprinkler system may also be protected. Vulcan dismantles prior limestone accumulations. Any pipe material may be treated up to 20 inches in diameter. The maintenance free Vulcan is very compact and sits of top of your pipe, saving all garage floor space for your favorite toys. Great for eliminating water lines and improve filtration in pools and spas. German engineering with 10 year warranty. Treatment for a normal size house with up to 1 1/2 inch pipe around $1000. Vulcan-Texas is space saver, effective, simple and affordable. Forgot to mention, my morning coffee tastes better without salt. ... more
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Wed Nov 30, 2016
Alysse Musgrave answered:
If the HOA has the right to approve purchases than yes, they can reject you but that doesn't mean they will. You won't know until you review their by-laws.

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Alysse Musgrave
Consumer Advocate/
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Best selling author of Buying a Home: Don't Let Them Make a Monkey Out of You!
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Sun Nov 20, 2016
Karen Peyton answered:

You're dealing with a website when using Trulia. Not a person who can hear, listen and understand what you want. For that you need an agent. Use the Find an Agent tab at the top of the page to locate a living, breathing, "human" real estate professional in Tucson.

If you don't, you may end up where you are for some time.

Best of luck and "Happy Thanksgiving!"

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Sat Nov 19, 2016
Haysa answered:
As a non golfer I find the community has been mismanaged by the HOA board, is out of compliance with several laws, is cliquish. There are beautiful views, it is safe and other than fireworks and parties quiet. ... more
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Thu Oct 27, 2016
Karen Peyton answered:
Sorry, but none of us can answer because we don't know the details of sale (e.g. purchase price, seller concessions, comparable values, features, etc.) Perhaps most important, we don't your financial capacity to replace the roof, and/or the Seller's willingness to do so.

The person who would know??? Your agent. Don't hesitate to ask him or her the question you've posted here.

Good luck!
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Thu Oct 27, 2016
Karen Peyton answered:
I don't understand what you mean, but a local Tucson agent can search for homes by any criteria you want or need. Use the Find an Agent tab to contact a few - and have new listing emailed to you when properties become available.

Good luck!
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Wed Oct 5, 2016
Hi Bear100,

The government backed loans, VA, FHA & USDA have slightly different requirements in community property states like Arizona.

In most cases, if the spouse (you) is not going to be on the loan the lender still has to count your individual debts against your husband's income without counting your income which can reduce the amount you qualify for.

If you're going to be on the loan then your debts are included but so is your income so it's pretty much a wash.

Good news is even though Arizona is a community property state, I do not have to include your debt on a VA mortgage if you're not on the loan as long as you have your own income & it's enough to cover your car payment!

I specialize in VA loans & would be honored to help you.

Take a look at the recommendations from some of my past clients on my Trulia profile by clicking the link below my phone number.

Please feel free to contact me for more information or help.

John Burke
Senior Mortgage Banker
Lending in ALL 50 states
Great Plains National Bank
Apply Online:
NMLS# 787231
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Fri Sep 30, 2016
LISA FORE asked:
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Mon Sep 12, 2016
Atxaviermartin answered:
There are quite a few agents and homeowners who do rent out or sell property to prospective buyers irrespective of the credit score and you need to find them on the web after making an extensive search online. ... more
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Sun Sep 11, 2016
Peter Procino answered:
Not necessarily if you are making timely payments and have a good track record with your monthly bills
being paid on time.
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