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Fri Apr 12, 2013
Diane Glander answered:
You've come to the right place. An agent here will answer your question who will be able to help.
The problem is that it can take a few days before a rental listing is updated while getting signatures. However many Internet sites take listings and don't stay updated on their status. is directly connected to the mls so their data is the most accurate.
I'm sure you get answers from several local agents today who can help you.
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Thu Apr 11, 2013
Ann Urias answered:
Can you email me what you are looking for? Price range? Bed Room count? Bathroom? minimum sq ft? And I will be happy to help you :)

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Tue Jan 21, 2014
Jim Mitchell answered:
Hello cnlmiller. Congratulations on working with a lender before you start searching for a home!

You've put yourself one step closer to purchasing and owning a home!

Some buyers want to immediately start looking for a home without knowing the exact amount of a new mortgage they can qualify for and end up getting disappointed when they finally do get around to talking to a lender. By doing this up-front, you can set realistic expectations and eliminate homes that are outside of your price range and focus only on the homes that you can afford. This saves a TON of time and ENERGY.

Back to your question...the biggest difference in these areas would simply be the location in relation to the rest of the Valley.

Maricopa is appx. 22 miles from Phoenix while the San Tan Valley/Queen Creek area is appx. 35 miles from Phoenix.

Both areas offer some shopping (Maricopa is a bit limited on retail but has some restaurants, supermarkets, etc) but the Queen Creek/San Tan Valley area boasts a fairly new hospital called Banner Ironwood Medical Center that is minutes from most residential communities in that area. The nearest hospital to Maricopa would likely be in Chandler which is at least 20-25 minutes away.

Also, both areas offer newer communities/subdivisions (most being built after 1998) and newer schools.

As for transportation, getting in and out of both Maricopa and San Tan Valley/Queen Creek is a bit limited. HWY 347 is the best bet to travel to and from Maricopa. while US60 to Ironwood RD is the top option for driving from metro Phoenix/Mesa (and the rest of the Valley) to get into San Tan Valley/Queen Creek.

Any one that lives in either area will tell you...there WILL be traffic in the peak times (morning and evening). Expect some average to long delays during those times, but that's not much different than the rest of the Valley.

Homes in either area typically range from $110,000 to $160,000 for a single-family, 3bed/2bath/1500 sq-ft home in a subdivision of other similar homes. Of course, most of these communities also have a homeowner's association (HOA) which comes with certain rules that must be adhered to.

At this time, there are 336 homes listed as 'ACTIVE' on our MLS in Maricopa that are at least 3bedroom/2bathroom/1500 sq-ft. They range from $100,000 up to $789,000. Here's the link to those 336 homes:,12,1

The same search in San Tan Valley/Queen Creek pulls up 419 homes that are 'Active' ; they range from $105,000 up to $1,900,000.
Here's that link:,12,1

Here are some market statistics from Queen Creek:

And from San Tan Valley:

You can see that sales have increased since the first of the year while active listings have declined a bit. The Avg-Price-Sq/FT has also increased during that same time period.

Sales in Maricopa have also increased since JAN 1st as available inventory has declined. There's also been an increase in the Avg-Price-Sq/FT.

Here's the same market data for Maricopa:

I would also ask your lender to check the latest USDA map to ensure that ALL of Maricopa and San Tan Valley are still included in the USDA program. There has been talk of the program borders being 're-written' over the past few months; also have him/her check the availability of funds. I know they get depleted from time to time and it takes weeks or sometimes months for them to replenish the fund.

If for some reason you cannot utilize a USDA loan, there is a fantastic grant program for Pinal County that will grant you up to 3% of the purchase price to use toward an FHA down payment OR your closing costs. It's a grant and does NOT need to be repaid. I can send you information about this program if you like; there are income/credit and debt-ratio limits that must be adhered to, but the program is open to buyers who purchase ANY type of home (bank-owned/REO, short-sale, HUD or REGULAR sale).

Feel free to contact me directly with any questions you may have. I've worked in both areas extensively over the past four years and I'm quite familiar with the specific subdivisions and surrounding areas.

*Keep in mind...there is NO fee to use the services of a 'buyers agent' to assist you in finding a home. That fee (commission) is paid by the SELLER, not YOU, the BUYER. The only costs you'll incur are things such as: loan fees that your lender charges to process your loan, title-escrow fees at closing, inspection fees, HOA fees, etc.

Thanks for the question! You'll love Arizona and all it has to offer!

Jim Mitchell
Realty ONE Group
PH: 480.231.6769
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Thu Apr 18, 2013
Dallas Texas answered:
Properties are always on the market depends on monthly rental budget . You would need to look approx. 30 days prior to move in date homes lease quickly

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Wed Apr 10, 2013
Neil Fjellestad answered:
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Mon Jul 29, 2013
David Hanna answered:
Hi Katie-

I do this for other investors outside the US. I am available
to discuss this via email or via phone.

Dave Hanna
(773) 732-9123
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Thu Apr 18, 2013
Christopher Pagli answered:
You don't need more then one agent. What you should do is make offers based on the past 6 months comps and what you truly feel it's worth based on other similar homes you have viewed. Bidding wars are rampant in my area this spring so it could just be that there are other more attractive offers or maybe your offer isn't strong enough. I would have a conversation with your agent to discuss your concern.

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Sun Apr 14, 2013
Cassandra M. Bickel answered:
Best thing to do is hiring a buyer's agent, especially if you are not familiar with the area.
They will walk you thru the local customs and help locate homes in your specific areas, price range and that are actually available as it could be a week or longer after a house goes under contract that it is updated in the system.

If you have not hired an agent yet, and would like a recommendation, let me know. I have a number of REALTORS in that area.

Good Luck,
Cassandra Bickel, REALTOR
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Thu Feb 6, 2014
Sloan Yorek answered:
I'd recommend speaking with DeAnna Morgan with Benchmark, she can probably work with this... 817-944-8094 or
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Mon Jun 17, 2013
Ann Ryan answered:
Fam, give me a call, and let's chat about what you're looking for. The sad fact is that it can be very difficult to find a property right now.
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Fri Apr 12, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
You sound like you are flailing in the wind:
Does the phrase, "penny wise and pound foolish" seem familiar.
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Sat Nov 30, 2013
Ana Amaral answered:
I have one at Brickell if you are interested in a mixed commercial and residential building if you are interested text me at 7864098139
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Tue Apr 8, 2014
Bill Mccord answered:
This is the Free Market in it's most perfect form. Housing is a Commodity where there is currently more Demand than Supply. (At least in Silicon Valley)
Sellers sensibly sell to the best (NOT ALWAYS HIGHEST) Bidder.
"Week" Buyers drop out of the game.
Rising prices bring out more Sellers.
Prices stabilize and a period of calm ensues.
After a variable amount of time (often years) the cycle begins again, either upward or downward.

If you choose to continue play then you need to be aware of all the options available to year during this phase of the cycle, including the Pro's and Con's of dropping out.
As you are competing most of the time with professional investors you need to know the rules they play under. You need professional help.
Good luck
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Sun May 18, 2014
Ron Thomas answered:
We have heard this senario hundreds, maybe thousands, of times in the last few years:
If the Bank says it will 2 months; it probably will be 5 months. I have seen a year!
Up to you: If you are patient and really, really want the house; then be patient.
If you will kick yourself for waiting for nothing, and miss out on the deals the next few months; then walk away.
Waiting for the Trustee Sale is not much better; it will 3-5 months until that is Listed too.
There are a lot of houses out there, maybe a better home and deal will reveal itself.
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Tue May 21, 2013
Shaukatali Kadibhai answered:
Hello, First are you represented by a your (sellers agent) ?
If YES than let your agent know off this and it should be stipulated in your listing agreement as to what the buyers agent will be paid.

Also, talk to the buyers agent broker or office manager of this situation you are put into.
HE can not demand outside whats on your listing agreement.

Stick to your guns and GOOD LICK.

Kadibhai (Kadi)
Better Homes & Gardens Gary Greene, Realtor Katy/Houston
Phone: 832-228-7978
Fax: 281-646 1841
"The highest compliment I am ever given is when
I am referred to your family & friends!"
Save on Electricity/Gas & get it for FREE

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Wed Apr 10, 2013
Jeff Gushman answered:
Hi there,

That is not very unusual. There are lots of variables that could affect why it didn't get leased in the first month.

If you'd like me to run it through the MLS and see what the status of it is, email me the address to


Jeff Gushman
Professional Realtor - The Phillips Group
RE/MAX Home Sale Services
(248) 383-5542
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Thu Apr 11, 2013
Elizabeth Walton answered:
If noise is a concern you can buy a detached home very close to Decatur for under 200K. Townhouses will have less noise but no guarantees.

Here is a list of some local condo associations, they may be able to answer concerns about specific buildings. ... more
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Tue Jun 4, 2013
Brian Wilson answered:
It would be what is offered in the MLS.
What you do with that after your broker fees is up to you.

Good luck with your search,

Brian Wilson, Realtor
DRE# 01321478
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Mon Jun 29, 2015
Patti Keir answered:
Hi There!

Here are few reasons to enlist the services of a Licensed Realtor:

First of all, you do not pay the Realtor fee as a buyer, it is paid by the Seller.

If you are interested in a preowned home you would not have access to view
without a Realtor. You also would not have access to any information about
homes that had recently sold in that neighborhood as to base your offer on.

If you are looking at New Construction, are you familiar with New Construction?
Do you know what to look for as far as quality products, energy efficiency ect.
Do you understand and have knowedge of Builders Contracts? Do you know
what incentives might be available to you?

Realtors have the greatest access to homes on the Market, including homes
listed by other Realtors.

A Realtor will help you decide how much home you can afford, how you can
arrange for down payment and what financing options may be open to you.

A Realtor can help you find the home BEST suited to your needs with style,
size, amenities,location, accessibility to schools, transportation, shopping ect.

A Realtor can supply information on property values, taxes, utility costs, municipal
services and facilities.

A Realtor will be the Liaison between you and the Seller and can present offers,
and counter offers until agreement is reached.

These are just a few things to consider, as a Realtors knowledge is so much more involved
than this, but a good start!

Patti Keir
Coldwell Banker Apex
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Sat Feb 8, 2014
Alison Hillman answered:
I'd recommend checking out the local info here:

Hope this helps!

Ali, Community Manager
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