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Fri Oct 26, 2012
Christine Holwell answered:
That is a fantastic question. One of the newest ways to increase the value of your home is to increase it's energy efficiency. Things such as improved insulation and newer AC unit with programable thermostat can go a long way. For every dollar a home owner can save the value of your home will go up (its one of the items an Appraiser can use to increase value.) Of course things such as updating the home with even simple things as light fixtures and faucets, fresh paint & carpet and great curb appeal may not necessarily increase the value -- but draw a buyer in faster and make a stronger offer. Remodels of Kitchen & bath always brings the biggest bang for your buck. For more details please give me a call and I can help you personally with your home. Christine
West USA Realty Revelation
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Tue May 8, 2012
Greg Thirkhill answered:
If you are working with an experienced, serviced oriented agent there won't be any! He or she will sit down with you before you even look at homes and go over the whole process and explain everything as you go along! There are so many different aspects and things that can pop up, you need an agent who is one step ahead of the game!

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Fri Apr 27, 2012
Rescue Realty AZ answered:

Now is a good time to purchase, the market is showing signs of a slow recovery and with mortgage rates so low, it perfect. Let me know if you want any help, I would be happy to assist you.

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Fri Feb 24, 2012
Randy Hooker answered:
Depends on the area and the monthly rental amount.
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Thu Feb 16, 2012
Randy Hooker answered:
I know of none. Most banks, including Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, et al, just want the residential properties off their books as soon as possible.
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Thu Feb 9, 2012
Randy Hooker answered:
2-5 years after the short sale, depending on the type of loan. Your best bet is to check with a local, reputable lender. Let me know if you want or need a referral.
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Thu Feb 2, 2012
Carlos Ramirez answered:
Most probably not. Where was it marked wrong by mistake? It is very rarely marked wrong by mistake on the MLS. But you will see incorrect pricing all the time in other websites.
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Wed Jan 18, 2012
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
You really need to talk to an attorney. The answer to your question depends on the laws in your State. You need to know what your rights and obligations are and what options you have to deal with this situation. You may want to speak to an attorney who understands real estate, foreclosure and bankruptcy as that may be a solution of last resort.

Good Luck.
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Tue Jan 17, 2012
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
They may settle for a lesser amount, but they may also institute foreclosure proceedings. I would recommend you call the second mortgage company and explain your situation. Are you having a financial crisis that is making it difficult for you to pay the second mortgage? Most banks will only negotaite if there is a hardship. However, I have had clients with a hardship (and a divorce usually constitutes a hardship) that were able to negotiate a settlement on the second mortgage. It certainly doesn't hurt to try. ... more
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Wed May 9, 2012
Jean-Leon Magnotto answered:
That particular property is already sold, it does have an HOA : HOA Fee/Paid: $29 / Monthly . If you would like a list of other similar properties that are available, contact me any time ! ... more
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Mon Aug 26, 2013
Manny Caballero answered:
depending exactly where it is in Chandler, the rents could be $400 to $900. we would need more information on the property or subdivision to be able to tell you the rent history for you.

I like Chandler, I used to have a office there for years, now I moved it to SanTan Village, Gilbert, AZ

Manny Caballero, Broker, CSSPE
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Tue Dec 13, 2011
Carlos Ramirez answered:
There might be some implications (tax, legal, etc...), consult with your buyer's agent and accountant. What is best for you will depend on your personal circumstances. Unfortunately we can not provide legal or tax advice on individual cases here. ... more
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Wed Nov 30, 2011
Jonathan Dalton answered:
Unfortunately, this likely won't work. Lenders don't want to be landlords ... if the bank forecloses, it's going to be selling the home to a new buyer.
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Tue Nov 29, 2011
John Clark answered:
Hi Jason:

In that price range, I really like Val Vista Lakes in Gilbert. Good quality homes and good access to freeways, shopping, etc. Also, the Gilbert schools are top notch!

John B Clark, REALTOR®
First Class Service with Integrity!
HomeSmart Real Estate
1745 S Alma School Rd #115
Mesa, AZ 85210
Office Phone - (480) 678-4800
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Thu Dec 1, 2011
Stephen Clyde answered:
Most lenders are also going to want to see the paper trail of the money going into your bank account.
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Mon Nov 7, 2011
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Tue Oct 25, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Consider consulting with a few local licensed contractors, and ask for free estimates, then go from there....
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Wed Oct 19, 2011
Steffy Hristova answered:
Dear Elilane,

Congratulations on your decision to move to AZ. The commute from Queen Creek/ San Tan Valley to Chandler most likely will be easy - traffic moves fast, almost everywhere in the Valley. You may be able to rent a newer home in Queen Creek with many upgrades and when you add the gas bill, still be a little bit better off in expenses, compared to renting a similar home in Chandler. You will have a little bit less time to spend with your family, probably.
I work in both areas and may be able to send you illustrations of the different scenarios, if renting in Chandler or Queen Creek.

Welcome to AZ!

Steffy Hristova, MBA, SFR, Realtor®
Tel: (480) 966-9353 Fax: (480) 247-5948
3131 E. Camelback Rd. #125
Phoenix AZ 85016
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Tue Nov 8, 2011
Don Tepper answered:
Check with an accountant.

But why would you then get rental income taxe free?

Note: It's usually a bad strategy to put that much down on investment properties. Check with an accountant.

And while I understand 40%-50% down, what do you then mean by "50% of mortgage"?

Bottom line: You need professional advice.
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Thu Oct 13, 2011
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