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Home Buying in Flagstaff : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Mar 18, 2013
Meir Aloni answered:
In Florida, title co. handle majority of closings (usually they are owned by an attorney)
A Realtor can do things an attorney will not (arrange inspections; meet different professional at the property, as needed, etc)

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Sat Feb 2, 2013
Jose Dias answered:
I sell real estate in Scottsdale and Phoenix area. So I can't really help you track down the builder and the floor plan of the townhouse.

Your best bet would be to talk with a local real estate agent that is familiar with the area and will be better equipped to help you. If you can't find one, I will be glad to introduce you to a local agent.

Good luck!

Jose Dias, REALTOR
(623) 418-5700
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Tue Jul 9, 2013
Ann Heitland answered:
There is nothing in the disclosure which indicates roof repair. They did have a window leak, but it's hard to see how that would have effected the roof. Certainly something to explore further during the inspection process. It could also be shadows from the upper story. Take a look at the last photo on the MLS listing of the back of the house. The roof there not only has the shadow but a ripple appearance -- that could be architectural shingles.
Here's a link to the MLS pubic detail:
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Wed Jan 23, 2013
Jenny Mead answered:
Hauled water is about the same price as city or private water companies. In areas without underground piping, people have to rely on cisterns to store their own. It is not uncommon in less developed parts of AZ. You can haul your own with a truck or trailer & tank or contract with a company to deliver on demand or on a schedule. Lots of people hook up their rain gutters to funnel into their cisterns, providing water during the wet seasons. ... more
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Mon Oct 29, 2012
Brad Bergamini answered:
If you are asking does someone that you owe money to have to take less. The answer is no. If you owe money to a lender in AZ they do not have to settle for less than what is owed. I you have an agreement with your lender and they are not honoring that you might take it to an attorney to review. ... more
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Wed Jan 2, 2013
Lisa Macdonald-Aird answered:
I would be happy to email you all the current listings with your criteria. I can also set you up in my system to send you new listings as soon as they come onto the market. If interested, just email me at with the best email address to send the listings to.
Thanks and have a great day!
Lisa Macdonald #928-310-0994
Designated Broker
Skysbright Realty
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Sat Aug 4, 2012
Ann Heitland answered:
No. It means you have a private water company and you turn on your tap and get water. As a homeowner, you're a member of that water company. Usually, the water company has wells. Not all water companies are as good as others. The most reliable in the Flagstaff area is the largest -- Doney Park Water -- although Kachina Village is good, too. ... more
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Mon Jul 16, 2012
Ann Heitland answered:
Stable. Earlier this year, our real estate prices were still declining. Now they seem to have stablized. And the three most recent appraisals I've seen agree with that assessment.
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Sat Aug 4, 2012
Ann Heitland answered:
If you mean east rural Flagstaff, yes, it tends to get less snow, but it can be "hammered" with an occasional storm that gives the west side just a light dusting. Even in the east rural area, there are micro weather patterns caused by relative position to the mountains and Schulz Pass. Munds Park is 25 miles south of Flagstaff and does tend to get a lot of snow. Again, it's relative to the Mogollan Rim. You can check with the National Weather Service, Bellemont Station, for more information. ... more
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Sun Feb 27, 2011
Dan Tabit answered:
Agents have to be careful when recommending one area over another. I've attached a link to the AZ State School Report card. You can look through the site, compare districts or even schools and decide for yourself which schools meet your criteria. Based on that, you can select neighborhoods which surround the schools you like best.
I hope you find a great agent to help you find a great house.
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Mon Feb 14, 2011
Johnathan Mullaney answered:
There are lots of options and I have a lot of resources for you. I will need a little more info. You can email me at or call 928-525-1125.
Thank you,
Johnathan Mullaney
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Sat Aug 7, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
What is your agent adivising--is the property bank owned, short sale, traditional can try asking and see where it leads--again, your agent can best advise as it relates to your specific situation. ... more
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Mon May 3, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
You need to get your credit and past bills in order, before even considering a purchase--yes, make payments--you can visit with any qualified loan officer--see exactly what your budget can handle and check your credit score--their scoring is different--your loan officer may offer suggestions on how to best improve your credit score in the fastest time--in the meantime--pay off old bills, keep credit cards below 50%, dispute old negatives, pay down debt, pay all bills on time. Currently FHA loans do require a minimum score of 620 and 3.5% down. ... more
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Thu Sep 2, 2010
Beth Till answered:
An LSR would be submitted with a written offer from the Buyer to the Seller... that should be enough to get "the ball rolling!" The next step would be an acceptance from the Seller (possibly after some negotiations on the terms of the offer.)
Then you will enter into Escrow and the Inspection Period. After that the Underwriter for the Buyers Loan will make sure the home is suitable to lend on and that it has appraised for the requested amount of the loan.
***Buyers should guard their credit (not buy anything like a new car or furniture for the new home until Escrow is closed, anywhere from 30-45 days) Escrow is not over until it's over!
If you have any questions you can email me at or call me at (928) 606-0442
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Sat Feb 27, 2010
Beth Till answered:

Fantastic idea!!! That's what we did down at ASU for our daughter!

I can show you some great homes right near the University... call me @ (928) 606-0442

Or email me at:

Have a great weekend!
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Mon Feb 22, 2010
Ted Canto answered:
Hi TJ,

Seems you have a great opportunity of qualifying for a home. However, there are many questions that need answering and the process begins by speaking to a lender/ Loan Officer. Doing so, will allow the Loan Officer to review all the possible ways and programs to get you into your home. Going on your information alone, I would say you are likely looking at an FHA loan which is a great loan for someone like yourself. It provides a great rate, low down payment and you do not need a high FICO score to qualify.

As I said, there are several questions that need to be answered to know exactly what chances you have. I would be happy to talk to you about your options.

Ted Canto
Mortgage Planner
Direct: 480.650.8602
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Tue Jan 5, 2010
Eileen Schreiber answered:
I am happy to help you with bank owned properties! What are you looking for?
Feel free to email me directly at

Also feel free to look at my website, to see a list of current bank owned properties.

Eileen Schreiber
928 300 3249
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Tue Mar 8, 2016
Eileen Schreiber answered:
Hi Tamara. Great question!

The first thing to do is talk with your lender about co-signing for an FHA loan. FHA has specific guidelines. Ask your lender!

The option of purchasing in a year is a good one, IF you can agree on a price and sign a lease-purchase agreement that determines your monthly rent, how much of each month's rent will go toward your downpayment, and like I said, purchase price. It has to be something you and your sister can agree on now.

You don't know what interest rates will be in a year - that is a big variable.

Feel free to email me -

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Mon May 11, 2009
Eileen Schreiber answered:
Chris, if you go to my site -, you will find a link on the left that says Real Estate Links. You will find a link to Flagstaff Rentals - a page with the most popular sources for Flagstaff Rentals.

As for neighborhoods close to downtown but away from the college kids? Honestly, you are going to have to take a look at the properties and determine that for yourself. Flagstaff is small so "close" to downtown is very relative.

Hope this helped!

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