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Thu Jul 19, 2012
Teresa R. Fahl answered:
Having a substantial amount of experience representing investors (as well as being one myself), the ROI is crucial when determining where and what type of properties to invest in. Will you be looking to fix and flip or hold as rental properties (which is a very strong market right now). If you are living here locally, will you be doing your own property management?

There are several questions that would need to be addressed in order to best direct you. However, in most cases, the price of homes/condos in Scottsdale will be more expensive, but will yield a higher return.

I will be happy to discuss your options. Feel free to contact me either via email: of cell phone: 480-6205738.

Take care,

Teresa R. Fahl, Realtor ~ Fine Homes Specialist
Prudential Arizona Properties ~ Troon North
28190 N. Alma School Road, Suite #111 | Scottsdale, AZ 85262
Email: | Cell: 480.620.5738 |
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Sat Oct 20, 2012
Doug McVinua answered:
End of the month is likely the best time, avoids another months interest on your current loan and will be lower out of pocket as well.

Your lender should be able to provide exact numbers for you!

Later in the month is actually better than end, end of the month is slammed for most lenders and title companies.
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Fri Nov 1, 2013
Jonathan Miller answered:
A good place to start is with the Arizona Department of Real Estate Buyer Advisory. It will link you to appropriate agency to help you look for that information online. The link is

Jonathan Miller
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Thu Jan 1, 2015
Carmelle Bernier answered:
Good morning Gina,

Questions that come to mind are: Is it furnished or unfurnished? Is it seasonal or are you looking for long term rental (12mo +). Does pool and landscaping maintenance included?

For more details, please call me at 602-321-4533 or email me at

Have a great day!

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Sun Apr 14, 2013
Tony Mastricola answered:
I am sorry to hear your experience was not what you were expecting. Some Realtors do not like to show rentals but I find it to be away to meet more people. If you would like some help please feel free to contact me.

Tony Mastricola
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Mon Jun 18, 2012
Steffy Hristova answered:
One way to search for a list of vacation home rentals is to visit my web-site and under the tab "Search like a Realtor", select short term rentals in Scottsdale.
Then select View"List".
If you prefer call me and I will walk you through the process.

Steffy Hristova, MBA, SFR, Realtor®
Tel: (480) 966-9353 Fax: (602) 507-3703
3131 E. Camelback Rd. #125
Phoenix AZ 85016
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Wed Oct 15, 2014
Denise Flanagan answered:
Most of what I see on MLS is south Scottsdale (between Chaparral and Thomas). I suggest you drive the area to familiarize yourself with it. The accessibility to shopping, restaurants, sporting events and other exciting things happening in downtown Scottsdale couldn't be better! ... more
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Wed May 9, 2012
Laura Myers PLLC GRI, CLHMS answered:
That is a broad question that can be better answered with local focus. The answer depends...on area, price point and demand. A cash buyer may pay 15% or more above value vs a financed buyer who will pay market value so the average of that plays a role. Phoenix is in high demand now and we are even seeing the REO bank owned homes come on to market 25% higher than recommended listing price. It is all about what a buyer is willing to pay as well. ... more
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Mon May 14, 2012
Steve Theis answered:
You should see housing price start to rise, in some areas and price ranges we are finding buyers bidding home above list.
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Sun May 6, 2012
Donald Keys answered:
For that price range, number of bedrooms and area, it is very difficult.

There is ONE HOME that matches your criteria. Below is al ink to that home and the 10 most affordable homes in Scottsdale that match your criteria.

Donald Keys
REALTOR Since 1997
(602) 750-1744
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Sat Apr 28, 2012
Joseph Domino answered:
I have seen several situations where the HOA was involved in lawsuit with a builder (or developer), this always concerns me as you never know what the outcome will be.

HOA's that are broke or near bankruptcy are also a concern because fees will skyrocket as a result.

Finally the condition of the property is an indicator of a well or badly run HOA and one that is not well maintained does not bode well for the owners because increased fees and assessments will be forthcoming.
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Tue Apr 28, 2015
Dear Bob:

Email me with the following information and I can get you an answer.


Send info to:


Terry S. Smith
DPR Realty LLC
8341 E. Gelding Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(602) 763-1858
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Sat May 26, 2012
Laura Myers PLLC GRI, CLHMS answered:
take a look at for all available listings in that area. Select a Realtor for guided tour.
I offer a one hour free consultation if you are interviewing. Our offices are at 96th St and Shea.

Here is a direct link to Troon North homes between $450k-$500k.

All my best
Laura Myers
AZ Real Estate Consultants
Keller Williams AZ Realty
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Fri Apr 20, 2012
Bill Parker, CPA* answered:
Hi Buyer101:

I am sitting here trying to figure out your realtor's motivation...Of course he/she does not know ahead of time exactly what value the appraiser is going to give the property, but one would hope he/she would have a better idea than what appears to have happened.

My only suggestion is to call their broker and ask for a meeting. I would want to go over those comparables again--maybe they did lead he/she to think the appraisal would come in significantly higher than it did. Maybe there is something about this particular property which caused such a disparity (but, again, you would think he/she would know that...).

Tough situation. Good Luck. Bill.
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Sun May 13, 2012
Jason Mcneal answered:
Average sales price often gets skewed by the luxury market, for better or worse. If you're looking at macro real estate statistics, the median helps to minimize outliers in the data, but the downside to using the median is that its slower to pick up on price movements. Last, but not least, if you pulled your statistics from something Trulia reported, I wouldn't necessarily trust the data. Personally, I don't know about other markets in the country, but Trulia seems completely out of touch with the Phoenix market. If you want up to date statistics on the Phoenix market, Cromford Report is the best source around, but it's a paid subscriber site and it's about $300 for an annual membership. ... more
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Tue May 8, 2012
Craig Harland answered:
The home is listed as Active with a price of $400,000. If you would like to see the home and get a complete market analysis, just call me at 602-492-7060

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Thu Jun 7, 2012
Brion Crum answered:
It really depends on your preferred style of golfcourse design and experience level as well as if you are including private courses like Estancia, Golf Club of Scottsdale, Troon, etc. My favorite public/semi-private course is Troon North. The views from the course are incredible, it is well maintained and the staff is gracious and it is well managed by Troon Golf. ... more
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Sun Apr 1, 2012
Vivien L Biggs PLC answered:

Only one downside I know is the Flight Pattern from the Scottsdale Airport. Other than that its cooler, Mountain / City views, a lot of trails for Hiking / Biking and much more!

I have lived in Scottsdale for over 13 years and know the area very well.

Please let me know if I can be of service.

Have a GREAT day!

Vivien L Biggs PLC
Prudential Arizona Properties

Check MLS for homes on my website
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Thu Nov 14, 2013
Sally Grenier answered:
Try googling stagers in your area? Craigslist? Not sure if you're going to find what you want here on Trulia.
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