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Mon Sep 23, 2013
mgbrdstraz answered:
homes for sale in "sweetwater in the foothills" in tucson, az 85745
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Thu Sep 19, 2013
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Sat Jan 26, 2013
Jose Dias answered:
Not sure if I fully understand your question. I will try to answer though.

Fannie Mae has two mortgage products under the HomePath name. One of them is called HomePath Renovation Mortgage. This is a mortgage product where a buyer can purchase a property that needs work. In this product, the lender agrees to lend the purchase price + the repair amount.

For example, if you find a property that is selling for $100k and the estimated cost of repairs is $10k, the lender agrees to lend the extra $10k to the buyer. There are quite a few requirements that need to be met though. Here is a link to the HomePath website where you can find more information about the program ->

I sell real estate in Scottsdale and Phoenix. So I am afraid I can't really give you any more specific information regarding the property you inquired about. Please let me know if you need help finding a local real estate agent in the area. I will be glad to introduce you.

Good luck!

Jose Dias, REALTOR
(623) 418-5700
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Fri Sep 21, 2012
Carl Heldmann answered:
Hi Don, Linda Landry of Linda Landry Real Estate (below) has excellent advice as to not over building. You also want to check with the building inspection department and discuss building (house) setbacks from your existing property lines.
You aren't clear as to the dimensions as you first asked about 10 x 15 feet and then 10 x 20 feet.
So, I ran a cost analysis using the construction estimating software found on for both a 10x 15 ft master bedroom addition as well as a 10 x 20 ft master bedroom addition.
Using a concrete slab foundation, minimum standard quality throughout, one bath, no kitchen, no fireplace, and the existing HVAC, I arrived at a rough estimate of $11,764 for the 10 x 15, and $16,509 for the 10 x 20.
Building an addition is like building a small house and people are always surprised (shocked) at the cost. Read my article on the Cost of Home Additions.
Hope this helps and good luck,
Carl Heldmann
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Thu Jun 14, 2012
Loren Hoboy answered:
OK, here is the problem you are facing. Zillow, Trulia and other national sites can take 3-4 days to post new listings. With many of not most homes selling in the first 3-4 days these national sites are simply supplying information too late to be useful.

My website is updated every few hours and only shows active listings.

Second, if you contact me directly, I will send you new listings at the end of each day directly from ARMLS. Let me know your search criterion and desired location.

Loren Hoboy-Realtor
Central AZ Real Estate
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Thu Aug 4, 2011
Thelma D Chavez answered:
Primary residency would also be determined by place of work. If you work in Tucson then your primary residence is Tucson. Any other state would be a second home. It would have to make sense. For example: You can't live (primary residence) in California and work in Tucson. Please feel free to call me at 520-440-8230. ... more
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