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Thu Jun 1, 2017
askbethbeau asked:
Sat Feb 4, 2017
Blah answered:
If my choice was between Pulte and KB Home, I would have to go with KB... Just comparing the methods of construction:

Pulte uses finger-jointed and glued 2x4 lumber on ALL vertical studs throughout their homes. Yes, technically it is No. 2 yellow pine, and yes it is technically one-piece lumber... It is scrap lumber that has been repurposed. KB Home uses single piece contiguous lumber on all 2x4 members of their homes. Not sure about you, but I want my 2x4s to be 2x4s.

Pulte also cuts corners (literally) when flashing their windows and bathtubs/showers. Not so with KB Home. They completely flash all water penetration points on their homes.

This may seem one-sided in my view, but I have owned several from both builder - I will never buy another Pulte/Centex home. Upon sale of my homes, the Pulte brand garnered me less of an ROI then KB by a wide margin.

I'll stick with the builder that has been in business for 60 years and is it's own warranty company.
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Fri Oct 14, 2016
Maricris A answered:
Hello,

To post your home for sale by owner on Trulia, click the link below and select “Submit listings for sale.”

http://www.trulia.com/submit_listings/

You will be redirected to our partner site, Zillow. Once you’re on Zillow’s posting page, please make sure to select “For Sale by Owner” under the address field. Once you activate your listing on Zillow, it will appear on Trulia within 24 hours.

For future reference, you can feel free to contact us about this type of inquiry through our contact form here:

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Regards,

Maricris
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Sun Sep 27, 2015
Robert W Neill Jr answered:
A local agent should be able to help you with information on market conditions.
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Tue Jul 7, 2015
Jami bova answered:
I don't know what the official answer to that question is, and I certainly can't speak for all of Arizona. However, if you are looking in the Tucson/Sierra Vista area, then Vail schools are the best hands down. ... more
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Wed Jun 10, 2015
Jodileeo answered:
Many foreclosure auctions fail to bring in any bids. Banks or other mortgage lenders do not set foreclosure prices according to the home’s market value. The lenders try to cover their losses and fees. The foreclosure minimum bid price usually includes the balance of the unpaid mortgage loan, interest owed, attorney’s fees, and costs generated by the foreclosure process. Especially in a soft real estate market, the asking price could tower above market value.

Once a property becomes an REO, the lender will prepare the house for sale, including removing the occupants, clearing liens on the property, and determining a price. Generally, lenders do not do any upgrades or repair work on REO properties, which are sold “as is.”

When the home is ready for sale, the lender will work with a broker to put the property on the market.

Reference Link: http://reohomes.org/process/
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Mon Oct 6, 2014
Gregory Kisiel answered:
Monsoons are not an issue for access to I-10 from Rancho Del Lago but timing is a factor if you are traveling between 7:10 (as Tim has stated) and 7:50. Traffic backs up from 7:15-8:00 a.m. some, but even if you catch a train or get caught in the flood of drivers heading to school and work it's never that bad. It may delay you 5-10 minutes on the worst day. My family and I live next to Del Lago and travel that way often.

Please let me know if you need any assistance with a home mortgage. I'd be happy to work with you.

Greg Kisiel, Loan Officer

Fairway Independent Mortgage

(52)0-349-8664 direct
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Sun Jan 26, 2014
Kay Arnold answered:
It all depends on the road your house is on and what kind of vehicle you have. I drive a regular 2 wheel drive full size pick up and have no problems get to the highway. My neighbors have a small four door sedan and they have no problem either. IMHO there is less of a problem in Vail than in parts of Tucson. ... more
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Mon Jan 20, 2014
Carol Bernard answered:
I think I know what your question is. Yes...Fry's is a grocery store located in Rita Ranch, Tucson Az, which is actually very close to Vail Az.
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Tue Dec 24, 2013
Kat Tyree answered:
Lori, although your question is several years old, I just saw it! Assuming you made a decision and sold your home. However, if you are like many who asked that question about selling or waiting back in 2008, you may have chosen to wait it out.

Many of my clients have been waiting, and are getting prepared this year to sell, now that prices have started to climb, and the buyers are out in droves trying to use the interest rates that are still under 5%!

I specialize in Vail, and if you need an experienced agent in this market, I would be delighted to speak with you about my recent Vail sales.

Kat Tyree, Associate Broker
Tierra Antigua Realty
520-730-5540
TucsonKat@gmail.com
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Sun Nov 10, 2013
Kat Tyree answered:
Tie downs refer to a fastening process where the home is attached to the foundation. The term "affixed" is one way lenders determine whether a property is financeable. If you can pay to add tie downs, that would help, but the seller is unwilling or unable to do it, so they are limited to cash buyers.

The other question is about a road maintenance agreement. Those can be put together by the homeowner and neighbors, if they are willing. That is not always the case. The lender has concern that there will not be good access to the home (their asset when they lend on it).

The history on this home shows that it has been in contract that cancelled with another buyer. These issues may have been the reason, if they were unable to get financing. Marketing remarks say no conventional loan, but terms say cash or conventional.

Kat Tyree, Associate Broker
Tierra Antigua Realty
520-730-5540
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Wed Jul 24, 2013
Kat Tyree answered:
Yes, there are! Please give me a call if you would like more information, Victoriadiane.

Kat Tyree, Long Realty
520-730-5540
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Fri Jun 21, 2013
Kat Tyree answered:
Good morning! Range priced means that a seller has chosen to ask for a sales price within a given range, say $200,000 to $210,000. I have 17 years of success in Real Estate behind me, and I have used range price well and to the benefit of both buyers and sellers. If it is fully disclosed the right way (both in the price range AND in the first line of the Listing Remarks), there is no confusion. Agents that do not remember to disclose it in remarks are not in compliance with the rules for use of range pricing. It is not meant to be misleading, but to set some guidelines for success. If the public or agent does not read the whole listing, it can lead to bad feelings, but it is not the fault of the range pricing.

Reasons it works:

Sellers that don't want to look at lowball offers can use it to discourage underbidding. If a low offer outside of the range is received anyway, the buyer has already put themselves in an unwelcome position to start a negotiation. Sellers that use the range price sincerely will most likely reject without countering. The buyers benefit here is that they have insight into what the seller will consider. The wording to use is, "Seller will accept or reject offers between $___ and $____.

When a home does not fall within the normal search parameters for the community, the low end of the range price is the mark for price searches. Range price helps more buyers view the listing, where they can see the improvements, the size of the home, etc,. The listing might otherwise be missed if an agent who knows the average pricing for a community. I love it for homes that are the largest one in a neighborhood, and also for homes that have many more improvements than the community norm. A bad use of range price is when the seller will truly not consider acceptance of the low end of the range.

I am a Vail specialist! Can I help you find a home in Vail? The one on Wild Jesse is in contract with another buyer.

Kat Tyree, Associate Broker
Long Realty
520-730-5540
TucsonKat@gmail.com (email)
www.Kat.LongRealty.com (website)
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Fri Jun 21, 2013
Spirit Messingham answered:
Yes, there is property available. Are you pre-approved with a lender? That should be the 1st step for any potential buyer, next start a relationship with an experienced local Realtor.

Please click on my profile (picture) to learn more about me, including 80+ reviews written by past clients.

Best of luck.

Spirit


Spirit Messingham, PLLC
3rd Generation Full-Time Realtor®
Tierra Antigua Realty
Direct (520) 471-6900
Fax (866) 365-5208
SpiritRealty@cox.net
www.TierraAntigua.com
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Kat Tyree answered:
Hi Glenn,
You are speaking my language...I don't want to live in the car commuting, but wish to be surrounded by all the natural beauty the Tucson area offers. Scenic beauty surrounds Tucson on all sides, but price range for your next home will dictate which areas are available to you.

Would you like to discuss it further? I have 16 years in Real Estate, and grew up in Tucson. Please call me for the next step, and I can answer any questions you have about area, price, etc.

Feel free to search for property on my website, which will show you everything listed in Tucson.

Kat Tyree, Associate Broker
www.Kat. LongRealty.com
520-730-5540
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Wed Mar 13, 2013
Kat Tyree answered:
Hot, hot, hot! We have more buyers than sellers, for quality homes, making it a sellers market. However, the low interest rates and low prices after the market changes have made it an excellent time to buy, so it looks good whether you are buying or selling.

Would you like to track your local market with specifics? Please contact me, and I will furnish you with a detailed monthly market report via email, or help you with more questions.

Kat Tyree, Associate Broker
TucsonKat@gmail.com
520-730-5540
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Wed Mar 13, 2013
Kat Tyree answered:
Hi Sue! While many out of town buyers come to Arizona looking for pools, a home with a pool reduces the amount of buyers who will purchase it. Those who don't have extra funds or time for pool maintenance, those with small children safety concerns, etc, rule those listings out before they look. Savvy sellers know this, but it is only one reason that they aren't installed more. Primarily, A seller that installs a pool will only return a portion of their investment on appraisal, and it is a big ticket item.

If you want to stay in a home long term, a pool may be a wonderful item you can install once you buy, and have it built exactly as you want it.

Kat Tyree, Associate Broker
Long Realty Co
520-730-5540
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Wed Mar 13, 2013
Kat Tyree answered:
Short sales can, and are successful in many cases. I advise buyers of short sales to be committed to the property for a minimum of 3 months for a bank response. Some are quicker, and some can be very lengthy. Each short sale is unique, depending in part on the seller's financials. If you need a home on a set time frame, don't look at short sales. ... more
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Wed Mar 13, 2013
Kat Tyree answered:
Range Price can be an effective listing tool, if used correctly. The range $ figure listed should also be supplemented in the remarks section of the listing. It should say, offers will be considered between ___ and ___, therefore disclosing the intention. Reading between the lines, I interpret that the seller REALLY wants the high end of the range, and there may be something unique about the property that will encourage that price. As with any property, you can make an offer that is outside of range, and the seller will have the opportunity to respond. ... more
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Wed Jan 9, 2013
Spirit Messingham answered:
Recommend you speak with a local Realtor, we can show you not only what is currently available in this subdivision but the surrounding areas as well.

Spirit
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