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Fri Jan 4, 2013
Bill Parker, CPA* answered:
Hi Diana:

The pat answer you are going to get is that you need to consult a bankruptcy attorney and for that I would recommend Brian Utsey at 480-538-5024 or

As to the possiblility of refinancing an underwater mortgage, have you looked into the HARP 2.0 program for Fannie and Freddie loans, or the FHA Streamline program for FHA loans? In most circumstances none of these requires an appraisal and can significantly lower your monthly payments. I would be glad to answer your questions in this arena.

Bill Parker, Loan Officer
AZ Lic# 09011570
NMLS #223607
CPA--Licensed, no longer practicing

GenCor Mortgage Inc.
15730 N. 83rd Way, Suite 103
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(O) 480-525-8496, EXT 743; (M) 602-565-3646; (F) 480-436-5226

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Tue Apr 28, 2015
Jeff Crane answered:
I would be happy to help you but will need more details. Please feel free to contact me your convince

Jeff Crane
e-Pro Realtor
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Fri Aug 23, 2013
Joseph Domino answered:
While the age of the home is important with regard to style, design and features, what is far more important is location and condition (remember location, location, location). Any home can be remodeled or updated, but the location cannot be changed.

I have seen many older homes (1970's is not old) that were in perfect condition, classic designs, if you will. I have also seen newer homes that were not maintained and were falling apart.

The only real issue is do you like the styling of the older home or do you prefer the newer styling or recent homes?
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Tue Feb 5, 2013
Grant Olsen answered:

Where are you searching?

I can certainly assist you in finding a furnished rental.

Feel free to contact me.

Thanks and happy holidays,

Grant Olsen
Prudential Arizona Properties
(480) 800-9635
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Tue Feb 5, 2013
Paul Slaybaugh answered:
Mon Dec 10, 2012
Jennie Miller PLLC answered:
Tue Feb 5, 2013
Grant Olsen answered:

It is a great time to get your investment cap on and invest in our growing market.

If you would like to discuss more particulars with me, feel free to reach out.

My team and I offer a true "concierge service" when dealing with our customers. I'm certain you will appreciate what we can offer you which is a simple email or phone call away!

Grant Olsen
Prudential Arizona Properties
(480) 800-9635
For Active Listing Info Text: GrantMyWish to 32323
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Tue Feb 5, 2013
Jennie Miller PLLC answered:
This home is not actively listed. I have included a link here with other homes that are similar to this home in the same zip code for you to consider.

If you would like to search additional homes with the same capabilities that I have as a Realtor, you can do so online at I am a very experienced buyer's agent and would be happy to help you with your home search. I have extensive recommendations from my clients on my profile and you can see this by clicking on my profile picture.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!
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Tue Dec 4, 2012
Andy Griffin answered:
When you say they haven't signed the HUD, do you mean they haven't approved it? NY is an attorney state so may be different there, but when a lender "funds" your transaction it doesn't mean your done yet. Title still has to record the transaction for you to be legal owner of record. Your funding lender may have to take funds back and reissue depending on their requirements. REO sellers operate within their own rules and its often times very frustrating. ... more
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Mon Dec 10, 2012
Lorrie Feld, ABR,GRI,SRES, answered:
You definitely will hear some traffic off of 94th St. Homes on busy streets will sell for less than those within the community. Usually you don't hear that much noise in the home, it's more when you are outside. 94th is busy, but not the same as backing to Pima Rd which gets a lot more traffic. Some people don't mind the traffic and this gives them an opportunity to live in a community they normally would not be able to afford.

Hope that helps
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Mon Dec 3, 2012
Howard Rudin answered:
I think it depends on the neighborhood. If all of the homes in the area are built that way then it should not effect the value, but if you are one of a few then I think it could hurt your resale value because the buyers have so many more choices in the same area that are traditional in their look. Some buyers do not like side entry homes.

If you would like a complimentary no obligation valuation of your home please email me.

Howard Rudin
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Thu Dec 6, 2012
Laura Myers PLLC GRI, CLHMS answered:
Contact me for setting a time for a comprehensive consultation and we'll see if working together fits.
Laura Myers
AZ Real Estate Consultants
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Tue Dec 4, 2012
Wade Kawahara answered:
Both areas are very nice and they have their own personalities. If you lived here before, you probably know what amenities each area has. You can probably get more house in the north Scottsdale area for a similar price. You will also get a newer home than in the Biltmore area. That being said, the Biltmore area is more centrally located and has a special charm. Let me knowif you would like to startreceiving listings from both areas so you can compare them. ... more
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Thu Aug 22, 2013
Gail Dishman answered:
Probably not your Realtor. That happens all the time. The inventory has slowed down. Investors are buying things up too. If you are searching on Zillow or places like that they are slow to update the listing. It may be sold but still show as for sale when you see them. In our MLS we can set up clients with an automatic responder. The minute something comes on the market in your criteria it pops you off an email. Or use your Realtors website for the search. It is directly connected to their MLS and up to date by the moment. ... more
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Fri Nov 16, 2012
Cathie Smith answered:
Hi, Email me what you are looking for and we can see what we can come up with for you.
Cathie Smith
Keller Williams Integrity First Realty
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Mon Nov 26, 2012
Gene Montemore answered:
You will probably be looking at putting 20% down and a bit higher of an interest rate. The upside is since it's an investment property it would qualify for a 1031 tax exchange if you wanted to sell it down the road and invest in another investment property.

Gene Montemore
Real Living Success Realty
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Thu Nov 15, 2012
Michael Berg answered:
I use Biltmore tax & accounting for my company & personal.
Karen Hunter or Joann Garcia 602.955.2694 or
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Wed Nov 7, 2012
Jennie Miller PLLC answered:
The rental market in this area is very strong and you should expect to find a tenant within 30 days. Do you currently own this home or are you in escrow on it now? I have extensive recommendations from my clients regarding my property management services. Here is a link to view rental comparables in the area:

I look forward to hearing from you soon.
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Mon Nov 5, 2012
Lisa Ramos answered:
Great question. It is so important to consider construction when looking for a home- whether it is your primary residence or investment property. Block construction homes certainly have their advantages. They can retain cool/hot air better- which can lower heating/cooling costs. Also, block homes can be more resistant to termites-which are very prevelant here. Of course, a home inspection and termite inspection prior to purchase is very important.
The area you are thinking about is a wonderful area as well- I say this a bit biased as I live in the area!
If you are thinking of purchasing a rental/investment property- consider area rental rates, cost of maintaining the home, and school district ratings.
If I can be of any assistance to you in your search, please let me know.
Lisa Ramos- Designated Broker of The Property Boutique
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Wed Nov 7, 2012
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