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Thu Jun 21, 2012
Marie Souza Team answered:
It's time to get a local agent to help you with your search. They will guide you & show you available homes that fit your criteria.
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Mon Jun 4, 2012
David Hopper, GRI, ABR answered:
Hi Linda,

If you give me your address, I will be glad to pull the latest sales for you.

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Wed May 27, 2015
Rita Gibbs, ALHS, CNE answered:
yes. proximity to the UA and nice neighborhoods are the reason.
what are you seeking?
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Tue Mar 20, 2012
Ford Goodman answered:
If you can find a good buy, there are no cons in buying in any zip code in Tucson. If it is in a good location for work, and family, and you can afford it, get started looking now before prices or interest rates go up! ... more
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Fri Mar 16, 2012
Spirit Messingham answered:

I ran a search in MLS for this exact address and there is no match for sale. Are you sure that is the correct address and spelling?

FYI, sites like and are nice free sites but the information regarding listings is not considered accurate or up-to-date, many times I will see listings on here & other sites that are no longer availble (already under contract, expired, sold, and etc).

My best advice is to get pre-approved if you are not already, this should be a free process. Next, find a local Realtor to help you sort thru the existing inventory to help you find a property that meets your criteria and is availble for sale.

Best of luck.

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Fri May 4, 2012
Greg McCown answered:
If you mean where the most expensive homes are those zip codes would be 85718 and 85750 which cover the Catalina Foothills. And 85749 covers the Tanque Verde Valley. These are usually considered the most desirable based on price, school ratings, and surroundings. ... more
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Wed Mar 21, 2012
Donna Moulton answered:
Dear Hwilson,

You might try contacting the state attorney general's office.

If they can't help you, you need an attorney. I hope things work out well for you.

Best regards,

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Wed Mar 21, 2012
Dlockamy answered:
As a general rule of thumb I tell my Investor Buyer Clients here in Tucson, depending on amenities and location, you can expect to get between $300.00-$400.00/bedroom. I also follow this guide with my own rental properties. I do not know what UofA student will pay. I know several rental properties offer "Student/Senior" discounts. If you have any other questions feel free to contact me anytime. THX D.L. ... more
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Tue Jun 5, 2012
Dlockamy answered:
In order for me to answer that question I will have to consult my crystal ball, please hold..........dang still broken, isn’t technology great.

Seriously in my opinion just about anywhere in the Tucson area will have some appreciation over the next 5 years. Currently our average sales price is up from last year. Our average days on market are down. And our inventory is declining. This is a good sign that our market is starting to shift.

Short sales and REO properties still control the market however as those start to fade away our prices are naturally going to increase.
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Fri Mar 16, 2012
Jo Ann Schlott answered:
What makes a great buyer's agent is a combination of many things.

One of the most important things a great buyer's agent needs to do is listen - just shut up and listen - to what their clients are saying. A great buyer's agent knows if they can learn their clients' needs, they will be better equipped to help them find their dream home.

A great buyer's agent needs to be knowledgeable about the neighborhoods and communities that make up their market area. This enables the agent to help their clients find their dream home in less time and with less stress. No buyer likes to be dragged all over town looking at homes that don't match their wants and needs.

A great buyer's agent needs to have excellent negotiation skills. Once the buyer finds their dream home, a great buyer's agent goes to work getting the best deal possible for their clients. Negotiation begins with writing the contract correctly to include everything the buyer wants and needs - good price, terms, conditions, home warranty etc. In my home state, Arizona, even asking the seller to repair the correct items disapproved of by the buyer is a negotiation skill!!

A great buyer's agent continues to stay on top of the transaction throughout the loan approval process, makes sure repairs are made to the home in a timely fashion, attends the closing and is supportive every step of the way.

But back to the first point of a great buyer's agent - a great buyer's agent listens!!
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Wed Jul 18, 2012
TJ Scordato answered:
Sun May 18, 2014
Laura Feghali answered:
Hello Jonny On The Spot,
To obtain the most accurate home values it's best to meet with a real estate agent who can discuss a comparative market analysis with the most up-to-date data.
Trulia and Zillow are not as accurate as they are not local nor do they have the capability to compare apples to apples.
I would not base your home's value solely from what you see on these sites but seek out a local agent for a free consultation.

Good luck to you!

Laura Feghali
Prudential Connecticut Realty
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Mon Aug 26, 2013
Margaret AveryMoon answered:
Make sure the Landlord is the owner or has a contract with the owner to manage the property. Go through a check list regarding the condition of the home and take photos that are stamped with dates. Find out the average utility bill. If there is a mortgage, make sure it is being paid on time. ... more
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Tue Mar 6, 2012
Ford Goodman answered:
Who knows how long it will take??? It's up to the sellers mortgage company, and you nor your agent have any control over the sellers lender as far as what they will take or when they will take it. Don't look at short sales, SAVE YOURSELF! Look at Bank Owned (REO), and regular seller's properties only. It will be alot better buying experience if you just avoid short sales all together. ... more
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Mon Mar 5, 2012
Closed answered:
I do have many home buying tips. Please provide me with your email address. Also review my website and facebook business page.
Tucson mortgage loan officer.
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Wed Mar 7, 2012
Spirit Messingham answered:
Everything is negotiable. Buyers should consider working with an experienced local Realtor to help them through-out the entire process. Another good reason to become pre-approved first, so a buyer knows what (if) they are pre-approved, how much money down they will need & if they will require assistance with closing costs.

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Thu Feb 5, 2015
Rita Gibbs, ALHS, CNE answered:
yes, RD Hollenbeck
DiamondTail Construction
he remodels a lot of homes
he has worked on my personal homes as
well as my client's homes
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Sun Jun 10, 2012
David Winter answered:
You can, but you may be opening yourself up to a potential legal fight. I would consult a real estate lawyer prior to making that decision.

Good luck.
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Mon May 27, 2013
Jeff Zimet answered:
In the most simple terms..fresh, clean and well maintained properties usually sell quicker and at a higher price. I would be happy to stop by your place and offer some tips on preparing your property for the market. I have been assisting home sellers in the Tucson area since 1988. Every home is different. Some improvements can be unnecessary and a waste of time and money. ... more
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Sun Mar 4, 2012
Dlockamy answered:
If you are properly represented by an ethical REALTOR there should be NO surprises. So long as nothing drastic happens that might negatively affect your ability for your loan. In Arizona you are given 10 calendar days to investigate and discover any potential issues, at which time you have the option of asking for repairs or cancel your contract.

Furthermore a Seller is obligated to disclose any issues related to the property that they are aware of.

There are times when you are not given a Sellers Disclosure, and you may not get a full 10 day inspection period.

If an opportunity like what I just mentioned were to be relevant, rest assured as your REALTOR I will always protect your best interest as if I were purchasing that property.

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