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Home Buying in South Mountain : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Feb 25, 2013
Lorrie Feld, ABR,GRI,SRES, answered:
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Hope this helps.
Lorrie Feld
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Wed Jan 30, 2013
Miekeba Jones answered:
Hi Jennifer, This site is not just for Realtors. As a Realtor I am not at liberty to discuss certain topics such as safety etc. Yes you have the rules right!!
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Wed Jan 30, 2013
Brian Anderson answered:
I personally live there and love it. Phoenix is a spotty city to begin with, so the neighborhoods can change really quick, and they do so especially in south mountain. That's why the prices are the way they are- but it isn't empty out here, there is a big population, lots of shopping centers, major roads, and attractions. It really does matter where you look though, depending on what your plans are for the property.
If you'd like further advice, feel free to email me.
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Wed Jan 30, 2013
Investor X answered:
South Mountain? Are you kidding? That’s like living in South central LA surrounded by gangs, crime and 40 year old perverts wearing diapers dating 11 year olds. If you buy a property there make sure you join ADT security cuz you’re home will be broken into at least 3 times a week. Look across the street with those unemployed 31 year olds driving bicycles and guns in their back pockets.

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Thu Aug 4, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
If you haven't done so yet, do visit with any qualified loan officer(s), after reviewing your overall finaces, credit, debt, etc., a determination on qualification can be made--the type of loan, how much, how much down etc.; be aware that a mortgage pre-approval letter is required in order to determine your price range and for any offers to be taken seriously.... ... more
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Tue Mar 8, 2011
Jeff Lee answered:
What property is this in reference to?
Typically, what you see on the MLS or any site serving as an MLS link (such as, what you see is all the listing agent has provided. It is quite unfortunate that many, and I mean MANY Realtors, do not know the value of good, quality photographs. I myself use a professional photographer on my listings utilizing a 35 mm camera with a wide angle lens and advanced lighting to capture more of a room. Other agents obviously are using a $35 camera and it shows in their presentation.
My suggestion is to consult with a Buyers Agent and if your out of town (I see you are listed as TX), have him or her go take a look at the property with a good camera in tow to forward to you quality pictures with a more detailed written report on the condition and of course, detailed comps of the neighborhood.
If you need help, let me know. I'm in the field almost all day, every day!
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