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Quality of Life in 85705 : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Marina Mayhew answered:
Good reading on the subject :)
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
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Thu Jan 14, 2010
Joe Sweeney answered:
Properties in AZ are taxed according to the following formula: The full cash value of the real estate is multiplied by an assessed value ratio (set by state law) to arrive at the assessed value. The current assessed value ratios are 10% for Owner-Occupied or Residential Income Properties, 16% for Vacant or Farm Land and 25% for Commercial Income Property. The tax rate, set by local government each year, is then used to calculate the taxes owed on the property.

The taxes in Arizona include property taxes (set as noted above), sales tax (a state imposed portion plus a municipality set portion), personal income tax, vehicle tax and gasoline tax. As with most taxes what you pay will depend on your exact situation so you should consult with a tax professional regarding how AZ's taxes would affect your situation.

Many areas in AZ are in either cities or have been incorporated into a town. There are many areas in the unincorporated areas within each county that are sometimes less developed and are governed by the county. Depending on your exact needs searching for properties within a county and not within city limits might help your search and as always, consulting with a real estate professional can make your search much more productive.

If you have any more questions or if you would like more information, please feel free to contact me.

Joe Sweeney
Long Realty Company, Casas Adobe Office
6875 N Oracle Rd #125, Tucson AZ
(520) 603-1541
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Tue Jan 12, 2010
Lucill Alkabir answered:
Hy George: Thank you for your question. Difficult and impossible to answer. The best resources would be to go to the pima county websites for tucson az and speak with the folks in those departments for their speculations and ideas and go from there. As a Realtor , I myself personally would not ever speak on these issues and again, I suggest you really do need to go to the correct county authorized departments to receive guidance and direction, possibly. Hope this helps and Sorry, i couldn't be of more help for as a Realtor, I see you are a possible Buyer, but My Expertise is in helping you find the home that fits your Lifestyle. If I can help in any way , please feel free to contact me. Sincerely, Lucill / Realtor CRS, ABR with 20 + years negotiation skills to serve you ... more
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Mon Dec 17, 2007
Brad Bergamini answered:
You can sue for anything. But, you are looking at a long process. Wouldn't it be easer to try to remediate the mold? Or better yet ask for a release of your lease so that you can find another home.
Mold is a natural occurrence and can be found almost everywhere. If you have it in a home it is not the problem but the symptom of other problem, such as a water leak or condensation build up.

Talk to your landlord and ask for a release of the lease and find another home. This is the cheapest way to go.
If the landlord refuses, ask them if they would like you to call their insurance company…
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Mon Mar 3, 2008
Mike White answered:
In my opinion, the community with the largest artist concentration is Dunbar Spring. This great community is also the epicenter of the "All Souls Procession" as well as the great project BICAS (Bicycle Community Art Space). We lived in Dunbar Spring for four years and saw such a diverse sight: drum parades, 10 foot bicycle horses, fire dancers, actual elephants, and skeletons. It's not just the concentration of artists, it's the souls that inhabit the neighborhood. For the most part, they're just good people trying to do ecologically sound things. ... more
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Sat Aug 7, 2010
Don Wehn answered:
Amy, The definition of Best can be based upon numerous criteria. In Tucson you may be limited to one service provider depending upon the area you live. Based upon feedback from numerous real estate clients, I have heard less bad news regarding COX Communications than others. ... more
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Fri Sep 28, 2007
Bridgette Kostek, REALTOR, Coldwell Banker M. M. Parrish answered:
I've been blogging away all day, and noticed that no one has yet gotten to your question. I had another question from AZ earlier... I think all the AZ agents took the day off! So, for now, if you haven’t done so already, you can start here on trulia. Simply go to the Real Estate Guides tab and type in a zip code or city/state. Best of luck and happy hunting! ... more
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