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Home Buying in Chandler : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Nov 18, 2013
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
There is a big difference between legal and ethical. I would imagine it is legal. Though it may be considered a breach of your contract, contract law is civil not criminal. Ethical? Who knows. It certainly is cheeky! Gutsy! I guess it falls under the category of, 'you'll never know unless you ask'. Just say 'no' and move on. ... more
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Mon Jul 9, 2012
Debbie Nieman answered:
What makes an area appreciate is something you want to look at. History shows that market conditions, interest rates, supply and demand all contribute to properties appreciation.

If you find an area that you like and is desireable most likely someone else will too. Chandler being a great City east of Phoenix has industry, jobs, easy freeway access, great schools, shopping, fine dining all properties that contribute to a healthy recovery for an area that has been hit by a decline in property values due to the overall market and condition of the nation.

To examine what areas will appreciate will depend based on the above factors. Lets sit down and discuss your needs and wants and what you are looking to accomplish with your real estate purchases in the next five years and explore those areas to see what you like about them.

All me to "Dive into your Real Estate Needs"

Debbie Nieman
Keller Williams Sonoran Living
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Sun Sep 9, 2012
Deirdre Lehner answered:
The most important thing an agent can do for their client is to educate them before they ever head out the door. It is important for the buyer to understand the market, the difference between Short Sales and Foreclosures, and the type of financing that is available to them. Knowledge is power...the power to make the right decisions in an ever changing market.

Deirdre Lehner
Realtor, SFR
Century 21 Arizona Foothils
Direct: (480) 707-9510
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Mon Mar 5, 2012
Byron Godfrey answered:
There is no typical process. You would need to discuss that with a realtor who knows what he is doing and can guide you along, what is sometimes, a tedious and time consuming path.
Byron Godfrey
480 704 0050
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Mon Mar 5, 2012
Terry Parrish answered:
Good question, and you are in the process of doing one of the things I suggest - research, educate yourself. Here are a few other suggestions:
1. Get a copy of your credit report, clean it up if necessary. Know your credit score, Lenders use a tri-merged report.
2.. Evaluate your financial situation, do you have money for down payment, closing costs, moving expenses. If you are a Veteran you can obtain a loan with zero down - FHA requires a minimum of 3.5%, it can be a gift from a family member or employer.
3. Establish a monthly budget.
4. Determine what you need and want - number of bedrooms, lot size, location. Single Family Home, Town House, or Condo - what matches your lifestlye best.
5. Find a Realtor - Interview a few, ask for a recommendation from a co-worker or family member. It is important for you to have your own representation - especially in this volatile market. In most areas the Seller pays the commission, therefore that is a fee you won't have to worry about.
6. Speak to a few major Lenders, compare their rates and fees. Ask for a fee worksheet.
There is so much more to finding a home, negotiating, the right financing for you, knowing the market trends for the areas you are looking in, a knowledgable Real Estate Agent can guide you through the process and educate you at the same time.
This is a good start.
Happy House Hunting!
Please don't hesitate to call me with more questions.
Terry Parrish
West USA Realty
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Tue May 8, 2012
Greg Thirkhill answered:
If you are working with an experienced, serviced oriented agent there won't be any! He or she will sit down with you before you even look at homes and go over the whole process and explain everything as you go along! There are so many different aspects and things that can pop up, you need an agent who is one step ahead of the game!

The Thirkhill Team
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Thu Feb 16, 2012
Randy Hooker answered:
I know of none. Most banks, including Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, et al, just want the residential properties off their books as soon as possible.
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Thu Feb 9, 2012
Randy Hooker answered:
2-5 years after the short sale, depending on the type of loan. Your best bet is to check with a local, reputable lender. Let me know if you want or need a referral.
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Thu Feb 2, 2012
Carlos Ramirez answered:
Most probably not. Where was it marked wrong by mistake? It is very rarely marked wrong by mistake on the MLS. But you will see incorrect pricing all the time in other websites.
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Wed May 9, 2012
Jean-Leon Magnotto answered:
That particular property is already sold, it does have an HOA : HOA Fee/Paid: $29 / Monthly . If you would like a list of other similar properties that are available, contact me any time ! ... more
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Mon Aug 26, 2013
Manny Caballero answered:
depending exactly where it is in Chandler, the rents could be $400 to $900. we would need more information on the property or subdivision to be able to tell you the rent history for you.

I like Chandler, I used to have a office there for years, now I moved it to SanTan Village, Gilbert, AZ

Manny Caballero, Broker, CSSPE
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Tue Dec 13, 2011
Carlos Ramirez answered:
There might be some implications (tax, legal, etc...), consult with your buyer's agent and accountant. What is best for you will depend on your personal circumstances. Unfortunately we can not provide legal or tax advice on individual cases here. ... more
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Tue Nov 29, 2011
John Clark answered:
Hi Jason:

In that price range, I really like Val Vista Lakes in Gilbert. Good quality homes and good access to freeways, shopping, etc. Also, the Gilbert schools are top notch!

John B Clark, REALTOR®
First Class Service with Integrity!
HomeSmart Real Estate
1745 S Alma School Rd #115
Mesa, AZ 85210
Office Phone - (480) 678-4800
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Thu Dec 1, 2011
Stephen Clyde answered:
Most lenders are also going to want to see the paper trail of the money going into your bank account.
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Tue Nov 8, 2011
Don Tepper answered:
Check with an accountant.

But why would you then get rental income taxe free?

Note: It's usually a bad strategy to put that much down on investment properties. Check with an accountant.

And while I understand 40%-50% down, what do you then mean by "50% of mortgage"?

Bottom line: You need professional advice.
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Thu Oct 13, 2011
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Sun Jun 30, 2013
Steffy Hristova answered:
Capital improvement / Impact fees usually are one time payments when you are buying the property.
You may want to contact the SunBird Golf Resort HOA for additional details.
Or just call me, and I will contact the HOA to confirm fees for you.
Besides the impact fees, usually there are also two other groups of fees - HOA transfer and disclosure.

Please call me at 480-966-9353, or email for more specific to this Community information.
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Fri Aug 12, 2011
Steffy Hristova answered:
It is always a good idea to work with a Buyer's Agent even if you are buying a new construction home.

The Buyer's agent can provide you with a lot of information and represent YOUR interests.
I work a lot in that part of town, you are welcome to call me - I will be happy to answer questions for you.
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Thu Jul 28, 2011
Randy Hooker answered:
Find out who your agent's Designated Broker is, and call her/him. That's the quickest and best way to get to the bottom of your dilemma.
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Sat Jun 25, 2011
Paul Welden answered:
If the roof does not meet FHA/HUD's minimum property standards, then you will have to convince the seller to repair/replace it, or switch loans to a non-FHA loan or just convert your FHA loan to a 203k, which will allow you to add the cost of repairs/improvements into your FHA loan. ... more
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