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Tue Feb 1, 2011
Stew Keene answered:

That would depend on what part of scottsdale you were intersted in.

It is possible....but you have to act fast.

Stew Keene - Home Smart Realty
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Tue Feb 1, 2011
Ryan Ney answered:
Hi Angie - Sorry to hear about your dilemma.

Typically on my short sales I only submit the first offer to the bank for approval and keep all other offers as back-ups. The banks are SO busy so they don't want to see multiple offers submitted it only confuses them. I change the status in MLS to AWC, (active with contingencies) Many IDX MLS searches like Trulia,, etc... Will still show these homes as active when they really are AWC. Your Realtor will be able to provide you with homes that are active through our MLS. If not, I'm happy to help you out.

All the best,

Ryan M. Ney

10601 N. Hayden Rd #I-100
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
480.332.5659 Cell
480.443.7400 Office
480.237.9723 Fax
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Tue Feb 1, 2011
Robert Newton answered:
i cant answer the pool question, but do have 1st hand knowledge of an 8 man built in hot tub. the costs were a little high and it took a bit longer than promised.....but no real problems.... ... more
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Tue Feb 1, 2011
Joseph Domino answered:
The Paradise Valley Golf course at

Paradise Valley Golf Course
3505 E Union Hills Dr. Phoenix

is an inexpensive public course run by the Maricopa County Parks. 18 holes for about $25 - 40 depending on day and time. ... more
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Tue Feb 1, 2011
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Scott, I have a question for you....................with all you have gone through thus the price you are paying really much of a bargain......or is it in the range of market value?

The reason I am asking you is, I think the vast majority of buyers out there see "Short Sale", and immediately think "It's a steal". I haven't found that to be so in my area..............most of the short sale properties in my area have sold in the range of real market value. I was just curious as to how you see your purchase.

Sorry I can't help you with your specific question..............other than harrassing Chase..........or asking your attorney or agent to call daily, I don't know of any companies that specialize in this.

Buyers beware...short sales are anything but short!

Good luck......hope things fall into place.
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Tue Feb 1, 2011
Jeremy James Jack answered:

You should try Lee Kolstad all of my clients love his service and pricing....Good Luck!
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Tue Feb 1, 2011
Kyle answered:
Walk away. Short Sales take months and rarely close, go find a bank owned property.
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Tue Feb 1, 2011
Jennifer Allen answered:
Hello Angie - I handle relocation for Prudential in Ohio. I highly recommend you find yourself an agent to help educate you about the area your would like to relocate. A trained relocation specialist has the skills to assist you through this process. I found a Prudential office in Scottsdale for you - 16260 N 71st St, Suite 100 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 Phone: 480-505-6300. I suggest contacting the manager and asking for a relocation specialist. You do not need to do this on your own! Let someone who is educated about this market assist you with the relocation. Best wishes to you! -Jennifer Allen ... more
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Tue Feb 1, 2011
Richard Dobbles answered:
Rob, the main tip I can give you is to work with a qualified realtor who knows the area. Some communities to look at are McCormick Ranch, Scottsdale Ranch, & Scottsdale Mountain. If you would like more information, don't hesitate to contact me.

Rick Dobbles
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Tue Feb 1, 2011
Jeremy James Jack answered:

I haven't heard of it, school me...
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Mon Aug 24, 2015
Donald Keys answered:
I would not worry about it.
I have been a valley resident since 1971

Here is a link with more information about the Scottsdale Water Supply:

FREE LIST with pictures updated daily!
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Tue Feb 1, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
What does your agent advise--if you are in contract, what does the contract state--if you don't have an agent, why not contact an attorney specializing in real estate--again, it will all depend on what the contract states.

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Tue Feb 1, 2011
Catherine "Cathy" Chaudemanche answered:
Tue Feb 8, 2011
Catherine "Cathy" Chaudemanche answered:
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Wed Dec 30, 2009
Randy Hooker answered:
If the property ends up being foreclosed, then your deal is dead. You can try to wait till the bank places the property on the market, and then submit an offer at that time. The asset manager could not care less what your short sale contract price was. They will only be looking to get as much money as they can, from any buyer.

Best of luck to you!
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Mon Nov 16, 2009
Crystalbendsfischer asked:
received an offer packet from Chase Bank, they did not even know there was a contract on our house, even though Chase Bank told us the offer was denied by Fannie Mae and they wanted $16...
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Fri Jan 8, 2010
Tonje Kearney answered:
Sounds like the listing agent doesn't know what they are doing. 7 months is too long. Cudos to you for hanging in there for that long. Have your buyers agent, really drill the listing agent about the status and demand a detailed update asap. If you don't get one, you may want to think about walking away from it. Who is the seller's lender? ... more
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Thu Aug 11, 2016
Stew Keene answered:
Hi Cathy,

I live in Rio Verde foothills and have owned 2 homes one with a well and one with a water district/well in Granite Mountain Ranch which is where I live now.

On average, the differential of cost for a home with or without a well can range 20-30 thousand dollars roughly and perhaps more.

If you have horses or livestock and intend to have a pool and landscaping be prepared for a lot of water usage from irrigation, pool water evaporation and horses if more than one consuming a lot of water here in the desert.

Costs monthly with a family can run as high as 3-400 per month depending on how large the home and how many are in the family.

Hope this helps you...


Stew Keene - Home Smart Realty
Member Master of Real Estate Society
Scottsdlale and North Phoenix area Specialists.
(480) 220 -7491
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Sun Nov 15, 2009
Laura Myers PLLC GRI, CLHMS answered:
There are some details that would be important. Where are you in the there a second? What do you know now and does your negotiator with the bank have the authority to make a decision...if not escalate. Even if I gave you numbers it may not be correct connection. Six months is too long though. I have a buyer who wrote on 3/24 and I was able to get the listing agent to authorize me to get in to the file and was able to uncover the problem. If the listing agent in this transaction is unable to get anywhere see if they will authorize your agent to go to bat.
Good luck!

Laura Myers
Keller Williams AZ Realty
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Wed Nov 25, 2009
Mack McCoy answered:
Not going to happen. An attorney can better advise you on this, but one recourse might be to sue for damages - you'd probably have to prove that you were, in fact, damaged.
But you will never, ever, ever, ever - find a judge that will force the seller to turn the deed over to you. Ain't gonna happen. ... more
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