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Thu Jul 16, 2015
Jennie Miller, Pllc answered:
what's a bright light and make sure it smells good!
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Tue Apr 23, 2013
Georgina Dalton answered:
How much I could afford, duhhh. LOL

All kidding aside, I would start by hiring a professional I have researched and met to establish a directed working relationship with. Buyer's have a right to be picky and deserve only the quality of professional they seek out. If you found your agent simply because they had a pulse and a key to the front door, then you get what you asked for.

Make sure you are asking your agent "what are you going to do for me if I make the commitment to hire you"? Most will not have a well thought out answer, because the average buyer does not know what to ask or what they deserve. Kind of like, you would not know to order a filet mignon if you only had hamburger.

Location, Environment, Lifestyle, Commute, Size, Features... these are all things that the buyer can figure out based on what they want. All of these items change periodically and can explain why you no longer want a house. But to protect yourself legally and elevate your experience at no additional money, hire an extraordinary Realtor. see what others are saying about me.
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Fri Apr 12, 2013
Scott Godzyk answered:
You should meet with a local and trusted lender to get prequalified. It will depend on how your short sale was reported, if you were behind in your mortgage or even with any other bills. Most mortgages want to see 2-3 years after of clean credit but there are variables only a loan officer can answer after looking at your credit and financials. ... more
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Wed Apr 10, 2013
Craig Frooninckx answered:
Hi Kayla,

Please send me the address or complex name so I can look it up for you. Some apartments converted to condos or tried to, but I can not be sure until I know which one you are interested in. ... more
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Tue Oct 29, 2013
Voices Member answered:
hi jsmith... as a licensed realtor, this question would be out of my league. however, because i pick my loan officer's brain, have purchased 3 homes in my lifetime and am savvy with bk's, foreclosures & modifications, i can say this:

you have to wait a minimum of 3 years to buy from the date of your last bk, foreclosure. i'm pretty much saying the same thing as lowell sterling (the broker before me).

now... you will have to re-establish your credit and that i can help you with. i am a licensed nfcc-certified credit counselor (and also a licensed hud-certified housing counselor) and i did have to re-establish my credit to purchase real estate after 2 foreclosures from 2008/ 2009.

call me if you're interested in what i have to say.

sammy hernandez, realtor
clients first realty, llc
(602) 622.0703 c.
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Fri Feb 24, 2017
Jennie Miller, Pllc answered:
If you don't know how to swim, then this would be a good investment! If you know how to swim, it gets very hot here and you can enjoy a pool in your gorgeous back yard 6 months a year! Or 12 months a year if it is heated. ... more
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Thu Apr 11, 2013
Craig Frooninckx answered:
Hi Casy,

The listing agent didn't provide a list, however, they have accepted a primary offer on this short sale and are looking for backup offers right now. I also noted that they will only accept Cash or Conventional Loans on this property, so chances are the repairs would preclude FHA offers. ... more
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Tue Apr 16, 2013
Voices Member answered:
hi abdelilah dehry, even though i know exactly what you're asking and know what you intend, i can't answer your question. here's why:

my definition of good may be bad to others and visa versa. second, i can't persuade clients to certain areas or detract them from other areas for fear of 'block-busting' or 'red-lining'. so... to prevent this, give me parameters to work within and i can find you exactly what you want.

go ahead and give me a call, we can interview each other to see if we're a good fit.

sammy hernandez, realtor
clients first realty, llc
(602) 622.0703 c.
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Sat Apr 20, 2013
Gerri Ogilvie Bara answered:
Please email me at: and I'll send you a copy of the Arizona Seller's Disclosure Statement. Every state has different laws and rules surrounding disclosure - for instance Arizona laws are very different in some respects from those in California. It's always a good idea to know what information a seller is required to share with a buyer. Our general rule? When in doubt, disclose!
Gerri Bara
West USA Realty
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Fri Apr 12, 2013
Your question is similar to asking "What can a doctor do that a patient cannot?" It is not a matter of can you or can you not, but a matter of should you or should you not. What small amount you MAY save is not worth the risk and headaches if anything goes wrong. I would never trust a novice to handle thousands or tens of thousands of my money.

Too many people went with the advice and assistance of ameteurs and we are still working to get out of the mess. Find a qualified, full-time professional who can help you and spend the money to make it a clean and complete transaction.
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Sun Feb 9, 2014
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Mon Apr 8, 2013
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Sun May 19, 2013
Jennie Miller, Pllc answered:
Prices are so affordable right now that it makes more sense to buy.
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Wed Apr 3, 2013
John Dusenberry answered:

This question would best be answered by an attorney whose area of practice is Real Estate Law.
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Fri Jul 10, 2015
Gregorio Denny answered:
That depends on what type of mortgage it is. It could be just interest; principal and interest or principal, interest, tax and insurance. If you ever find one with just principal, please let me know because I want one of those. ... more
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Fri Nov 1, 2013
Michelle Hamilton answered:
Hi Roseann,

I just checked your link for the home and I don't see where it says that your property sold in 2012. The only thing I saw was that it shows property taxes for 2012. Under homes that sold near you is a similar address but it is Street not Place that sold in 2012. Could it be possible that you were looking at this address instead? 14828 N 51st St, Scottsdale AZ 0.06 mi Single-Family Home $283,000 8/28/12.

I also checked MLS and the tax records and it does not have any information that your property has sold since your purchased it in June 1989.

Hope this helps.

If you have any questions, please contact me at your earliest convenience.

Thank you,
Michelle Hamilton
Property Management Real Estate Services
cell #623-680-7021
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Wed Mar 27, 2013
Stephanie Weiss answered:
I'm assuming you mean the Homeowners Association?

HOA Name: Osselaer
HOA Telephone: 602-277-4418
HOA $325 / Monthly,12,1
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Tue Mar 26, 2013
Jason Silverstein answered:
I am a Realtor in Phoenix who also moved here from Florida. I notice the Palm Beach phone number. I lived in Boca for many years. I would love to help you as I also live close to the Deer Valley area.
Jason Silverstein
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Mon Jul 8, 2013
Holly Brink answered:
Congratulations on the new job! (If you take it.) Are you referring to a purchase or a rental? Just let me know. I can run a custom search for you. Depending on the area- in Phoenix- we are talking between $85k- $200 or more. Phoenix is a big area/ so lets narrow down the search a bit based on where this new job is and freeway access. ... more
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Tue Mar 26, 2013
Holly Brink answered:
Sometimes the agent just hasn't had time to take more photos. Are you working with an agent yet? I'm sure the listing agent or your buyer representative could go take photos or videos of any properties you are interested in. I suggest connecting with a local Realtor who can work with you. ... more
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