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Sat Jul 7, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
First and foremost make sure you like each other since you will be spending some time together. Interview two-three agencies and don’t be too concerned as to their locations; sometimes a local broker is no more skilled than one just outside your area. Ask about scheduling around your needs, who will choose the properties to be seen, can you expect updates on new listings and recently sold properties, and how often will communication occur, etc. Ask about current sales in your areas of interest, negotiating strategies, etc. Be aware that a mortgage pre-approval letter is required in order to determine your price range and for any offers to be taken seriously. ... more
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Tue Nov 1, 2011
Cristine Orzel answered:
all a quit claim is is the release of equity position in the property but does not absolve from note (financial) obligation from the lender
need to ask an attorney re: legalities
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Sat Jan 7, 2012
Dp2 answered:
Before networking with any agents, you probably should check out at least one of the REI clubs in that area.
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Sat Jul 7, 2012
Sally Grenier answered:
Theoretically, a Realtor can show any property anywhere in your state. However I would ask the agent and see if he/she is open to showing you a property that far away. (I would think they wouldn't mind) But..they may not have as much knowledge or experience with that area. Some agents prefer to focus only on one area, and may decide to refer you to an agent in the other area. ... more
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Fri Jun 17, 2011
Carmen Brodeur, JD asked:
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Mon Nov 11, 2013
Jerry Cecil answered:
Jim,
Phoenix is out of my area, I am a Realtor in Prescott, AZ. There are some pretty good deals in Prescott on duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes. I work pretty closely with a real estate attorney, mortgage broker, and CPA.
My wife is a CPA. She currently works with many real estate developers and contractors in Phoenix. She is very expereinced with setting up LLC's. She works pretty closely with a book-keeper. Her number is 928-443-8893. e-mail kriscecil@cableone.net. Website; azprescottcpa.com
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Sun Jun 12, 2011
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Sat Jul 2, 2011
Barbara Woyak answered:
If you can't find a website for the community then I would suggest working with a real estate agent that can send you a link from the MLS. It has a tab that will connect you to IMAPP so that you can see where in the complex each of the units is that you are interested in. ... more
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Fri May 18, 2012
Pacita Dimacali answered:
There is not one answer to your question....there are no percentages, rules, etc regarding how much more a buyer should offer in a situation like this.

What does your realtor say?
What did you offer in the first place?
And how does that compare with current market values of similar properties in the neighborhood?

Remember, even if you write an offer for above list price, if you're getting a loan, that property will have to appraise for what you offered in order for the loan to be approved.

Good luck!
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Sun Apr 21, 2013
Annie Price answered:
Ask your realtor to give you some clarification regarding the Obama thing.

It is very common for the negotiators on your file to change. It's a high turnover job. Sometimes it's even a good thing as someone new is fresh and ready to move through the files. Do you know if there is one loan or two that need to be negotiated? ... more
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Fri May 6, 2011
John Werner answered:
Thomas,
You need to go on Trulia and create a profile and account. Your listings will automatically be tagged to your account and your info will show up. That part is free. You can pay for enhanced listings if you want.

John
www.johnwernersellsrealestate.com
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Mon Jun 6, 2011
Randy Hooker answered:
You would be amazed at what you can get by Googling the address. Try it and see! :)

Otherwise, below is a link to the full MLS listing for this property.
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Sun Apr 24, 2011
Karen Weston answered:
Sharon,

The Scottsdale school system is a good school system. If you want specifics for each schools, I would suggest that you go to their website. I believe I have some of that information on my website, www.karenweston.com or go direct to the school website. Just google Scottsdale Schools and you will get lots of info and test scores, etc. Then maybe you can find or your buyer can find which school will fit the best for them. If I an helpl, please let me know.
Karen Weston, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, cel 602-980-3115
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Mon Apr 18, 2011
Ryan Ney answered:
Starpointe purchased the land from a private owner and plans to develop its first single-family semi-custom homes in an exclusive, 20 lot enclave called Topaz. Designed by renowned Scottsdale architect Terry Linderoth, Topaz will offer four unique floor plans in both single and two-story homes in a contemporary territorial southwest style Each lot will be approximately 10,000+ square feet, and some home plans will feature a sanctuary or a casita. Homes range from approximately 2,800 to 4,700 square feet. Interior features will include granite countertops, Sub-Zero and Wolfe appliances, travertine and hard wood flooring. Construction and pricing has not been determined yet. ... more
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Sun Sep 23, 2012
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Dear Lynn:

It is best to contact a local C.P.A. for tax consequences.

Here is the company that I recommend.

Steven Adolson
Dobbins Financial
(602) 279-5464

Terry S. Smith


Scottsdale Luxury Specialist

45 Year AZ Resident

DPR Realty LLC

8341 E. Gelding Drive

Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Contact me Direct (602) 763-1858

Office (480) 994-0800

ScottsdaleForeclosures@Gmail.com

www.ScottsdaleLenderForeclosure.com
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Fri Sep 9, 2011
Laura Myers PLLC, CLHMS, GRI, answered:
Not 100% sure if it was your offer or another. If I have a solid offer on a short sale that is signed my seller by MLS rules I have to change to AWC = Active with Contingency but it remains active. I've seen other agents change to TOM = Temporarily off market. I am of the mindset to collect back up offers as buyer walk. The foreclosure date can be pushed out so that is not a concern. Perhaps the good enough offer is a buyer of theirs so they know they'll stick with it. Many factors
Laura Myers
Keller Williams
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Mon Jun 6, 2011
Tim Moore answered:
Over time you meet and deal with many different home inspectors. If I am on the listing side I don't get to pick and am forced to deal with who the buyers use. Sometimes I am amazed at the CR#P these home inspectors bring up. Like saying, "That HVAC unit is old and won't go much longer"or "that roof looks like it will leak soon". How do they know? I use inspectors that do a good job and are realistic and not searching to defend their $400 they charge for an inspection. I don't even look to see if they are ASHI or not, I use who I have trust in and I give the buyers several fro them to pick from. ... more
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Fri Jul 8, 2011
Christopher Pagli answered:
Hi, Unfortunately agents are restricted from talking about the crime in a neighborhood. You can visit www.homefair.com to get crime stats, demographic make up, etc. I would also contact the local police dept they will be glad to help.

Christopher Pagli
Licensed Associate Broker
Accredited Buyer Representative
GREEN Designated Agent
William Raveis Legends Realty Group
914.406.9023
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Thu Mar 10, 2011
Bill Eckler answered:
Jim,

The reality of your offer is that you age asking agents to split their commission....AGAIN! Again since they have already split it with the selling or listing side and split it with their broker......and you ask for consideration to split it again?

This may explain why there doesn't appear to be too many takers jumping on board of your "opportunity train."

6% split with the selling or listing brokerage yields 3% remaining.

3% split with the agent's broker could yield as little as 1.5%

1.5% split with you leaves the agent with a whopping .75% left.

Somehow your offer just isn't that appealing!

Bill
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Thu Feb 24, 2011
Mark Sumstine answered:
Hi Rosemary,
There are a few other questions that would help this process along, well, quite a few actually.
There are a lot of properties in Scottsdale that meet that broad description. I would start by asking what kind of monthly fee are you comfortable with for a condo? This is critical if you are on a fixed income as some fees in Scottsdale can be quite high.
There are a host of other questions besides the price point your of the monthly fee and the cost of the unit itself. What activities to you enjoy? Do you have a pet? Are there friends or services you want to have easy access to? What kind of amenities are important for you? Do you want a ground floor unit? Does the garage have to be attached to the unit?
As you can see there is a lot to consider. If you feel up to browsing on your own please feel free to use www.HomeValuesInArizona.com or if you prefer just give me a call at 602-828-0684 and I'll be glad to offer whatever level of assistance you need.
Warm Regards,
Mark Sumstine
The Williams Real Estate Company
Scottsdale, AZ
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