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Home Buying in Ahwatukee Foothills : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Apr 9, 2014
CAgent007 answered:
Some of the best schools and school district is located in Ahwatukee. That is a true factor why homes in this area are priced and sell in the higher price per sq ft category in the Valley of the Sun. You can gain a much better knowledge about a particular school by making an appointment to tour the school and speak to the administration/teachers before deciding on the right school for your children. Plus there is so much info on about schools in the valley at http://www.greatschools.org/.

I hope this helps and do not hesitate to call or email any other questions.

Juan Pesqueira
American Associates Real Estate
Homes | Condos | Investments
Spanish and English speaking Realtor
Realtor, Appraiser
8930 E. Raintree Drive Suite 200
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Office 480-458-8007 | Fax 480.767.7200
email: pesqueira2@cox.net
Websites:
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Wed Aug 31, 2016
Eileen Shapiro answered:
Most homes close in 30-45 days of contract acceptance.
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Thu Oct 18, 2012
Debbie Nieman answered:
As a buyer you need to determine what is important to you. What is considered desirable is very subjective. Are you working with a Real Estate Professional? If you are, ask them to provide you with the buyer advisory. It is a great tool to allow buyers to find out about the area's by checking into important information that will assist them in determining which area they like.

I would also suggest driving around both area's. Talking with the neighbors when they are outside and ask them.

If you are not working with an agent yet, I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss the home buying process and assist you and your husband in this process.

Debbie Nieman
Keller Williams Sonoran Living
602-799-5239

www.diverdebi.com

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Fri Jan 4, 2013
Victor Gustafson answered:
Sj,
I would be happy to assist you in you home search in Ahwatukee. There are some excellent possibilities. Feel free to email me with your wish list and I can send you some current listings.
Thank you for the Opportuinty,
Victor Gustafson
Keller Williams Professional Partners
GRI, CSSN
480-586-4376
JustConsiderItDoneInc@yahoo.com
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Sun Apr 29, 2012
Dallas Texas answered:
With these types of transactions always a Realtor, Much is based on what you can pay monthly for rent.

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor

The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
972-699-9111
http://www.lynn911.com
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Mon Jan 3, 2011
Matt Puzz answered:
Good question because they are all over the map. Remember location, location, location. Good Luck.

Matt Puzz
Licensed Loan Originator
Amerifirst Financial, Inc.
1910 S. Stapley Drive #209
Mesa, AZ 85204
Direct: 602-410-9333
Office: 480-682-6617
Fax: 480-344-3687
NMLS# 213777 AZ LO-0915068
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Mon Feb 22, 2010
The Urban Team answered:
Hi Patty,

I'd have to have an address to give you any valid information. If you want to send me an email with the info I'd be happy to look into it for you.

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Tue Feb 9, 2010
The Urban Team answered:
Your worries are certainly not without foundation. Both properties have a lot of foreclosures and/or short sales going on. The large number of these type of sales would suggest prices are not stable and likely to decline.

Regarding the health of the HOA, City Property Management handles both these properties. I've had trouble getting them to release HOA financial statements without a contract in place on a unit. However, they do have a phone number you can call and perhaps you'll be able to get more info as a potential buyer verses me, a Realtor. Their phone number is 602-437-4777.

I agree with your concern regarding assessments. It is both valid and real. In this market, STRONG due diligence regarding HOA's is wise. If you are going to hold the property for 5-10 years, I'd be less fearful of dramatic losses in value though. I do believe some condo projects will see declines over the next two years due to FHA loan regulations.

I hope this was of help.
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Wed Feb 10, 2010
Jeffrey Masich answered:
Dear Konrad:

The loop 202 extension makes life easier living in the valley areas south and southeast of Mesa. The area was so spread out and far to commute that it really hurt home prices. Retail and restaraunts are already springing up along 202 since the loop was completed last year.

That is good news. Better news for a home buyer? Prices are still low in the outying San Tan Valley and Queen Creek areas. Homes that are only 3-8 years old can be purchased for under $75,000! Most of these homes are in much better condition than foreclosures throughout the Phoenix metro area. Also, these newer areas are mostly on small HOA fees. The results are that the neighborhoods are maintained rather nicely.

The old adage, buy low, sell high. This is a wonderful time to buy.

Also, in addition to the new $6,500 Federal Tax Credit for move up buyers, the State of Arizona has free grant money for up to 22% of the purchase if you buy a foreclosure and live in it for at least 5 years up to 15 years.

If I can help you or show you some homes just let me know. See my website for a free MLS search with no registration: http://www.arizonahomesland.com/mlssearchinarizona.html

Jeff Masich, Realtor®
Arizona Homes and Land
http://ArizonaHomesLand.com
480-556-0940
jmasich@usa.com
HomeSmart Real Estate
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Wed Feb 10, 2010
Stephanie Weiss answered:
Hi Larry, check out my blog in August or the one in mid October of The Foothills in Ahwatukee. While some of the housing is older, it's a great area! I use to live there and loved hiking in South Mountain. If you need a customized search, I can set that up for you. It's more information than you'll receive on any website.

StephanieWeissMoves@gmail.com
StephanieWeissMoves.com
(480) 273.7472
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Fri Oct 9, 2009
Susan Ellis answered:
Hello Konrad,

I just ran a quick search in the MLS to see what is available as rentals in that area. The rents for a 4bd, 2ba in the ahwatukee area ranges from $1195 to $5000. This is a large range and probably varies based on the square footage, "fanciness" of the home, and the lease terms/length.

If you would like to send me more specifics, I will be happy to check into it further for you. You can also go to my website and do your own rental search by specific neighborhoods.

Susan Ellis
Mira Vista Properties

susan@phxdreamhomes.com
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Wed Mar 2, 2011
Mr.P answered:
Nice Home....
It is listed as Pending, was a short sale offered at 295K, If it goes through, In my opinion it looks like a good deal, However it is a rough location on the Golf Course

Here is the MLS listing
http://www.flexmls.com/cgi-bin/mainmenu.cgi?cmd=url+other/run_public_link.html&public_link_tech_id=otcgxp7t0jm&s=12&id=1&cid=1

Let me know if you have any other questions
Patrick
480-543-9899
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Wed May 20, 2009
Todd Lee answered:
Not sure what you are asking here Patty... are you looking for the average price per sq/ft for houses recently sold in the Ahwatukee area? If so, give me an address and I can do some comps for you. ... more
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Sun Apr 11, 2010
Vernon Clouser answered:
Nothing says you can't offer what you want to. Cash usually gets a better response. Short Sales can be difficult. Forclosure, banks want to get off their books and sometime are more willing to negotiate. ... more
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Thu Aug 20, 2009
Amy L Gerrish answered:
Here is an excerpt from my website that will help you a little:
1. You must be ready to buy. If you have been pre-qualified by a lender to make a purchase you must ask your lender for an "LSR", Loan Status Report. The LSR proves that you are ready to rock and roll and are serious about buying this property. Many banks won't even look at your offer unless the LSR is attached.
2. If you are offering cash, you must have proof of funds available to show the bank. (Bank Account, Money Market Account, 401k etc)
3. This one is a suggestion and not necessarily a requirement: Have earnest money available and write it in your offer. Most banks take that as a sign of a serious buyer.
4. Once the bank accepts your offer, they will more than likely send a purchase contract from their office, not a standard one that Arizona buyers are used to. That is why I recommend hiring an agent to represent you, it is their job to read over that contract and protect your best interests. They will also help coordinate inspections and help with the escrow closing process. Many times you don't have to pay them out of your own pocket, they will share the commission with the listing agent.

Usually, if you are good with those 4 things then you can start looking. Contact me through my website if you would like an updated list.
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Sun Feb 7, 2010
Mr.P answered:
There is a large selection of homes available in Ahwatukee. I have on many of times referred to Ahwatukee as the Worlds largest Cul-de-sac
In my opinion if your are gonna live in Ahwatukee it is all about the view, not the view your neighbors have looking into your backyard, however the scenic view that you have.

I just toured a great home on the Ahwatukee Golf Course, Located at Elliot / Warner about 1/2 a mile West of 10. Which is actually Phoenix. It is a great 4/2/2150 sq ft, close to expressways, with Mountain and Golf course views, for 325K

Your best return depends on how much you pay, Location, condition, Views.

Patrick
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Sun Apr 29, 2012
Jean Strong answered:
Hi,
My personal preference for investment properties would be in Scottsdale. Due to the current economy and market conditions, there are some very good buys. When the market turns around, I believe you will realize greater gains on your investment.

Contact me if I can be of any help.
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Tue Oct 2, 2007
Steve Belt answered:
Many of the properties that border the preserve are very expensive. Think, "I have an Arizona Cardinal Football player as my neighbor, " expensive.

For example, there's a listing for $2.9M, which has 6000 sq ft. Nice house.

However, there are a few homes that might fit the more "affordable" bill in Ahwatukee in the $225 to $300 per square foot range. A bit depends on what specifically you mean by a hillsidehome, and how far back in the "big cul-de-sac" you are willing to live.

Give me a jingle, maybe my listing in Ahwatukee might even work for you. It's less than 1/2 mile from preserve trail access.
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Mon Oct 1, 2007
Emily Erekuff answered:
Hi Mountain Man,

I'm not familiar with Ahwatukee but thought that the link below might be helpful to you. It lists all homes currently for sale on Trulia in that area and around your price range. Perhaps you can narrow down some areas from this list.

Best Wishes,

Emily Gibson
Customer Service Representative
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