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Home Buying in Tempe : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Sep 25, 2014
Jennie Miller PLLC answered:
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Wed Apr 10, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
It sounds like you are trying to do this yourself?
Why would you do that when a Buyer's Agent is free to you?
Why would you withdraw your Offer?
Did you have Contingengies?
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Sun Apr 7, 2013
Cristyle Egitto answered:
I'm sorry. I don't understand the question..

Like what area geographically? what lending source?
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Fri Dec 7, 2012
My NC Homes Team answered:
I would speak to my buyer broker and possibly have a local real estate attorney review your offer paperwork , but I would doubt that you'll be able to recoup your money because in all honesty it sounds as if you jumped the gun. You did not have a sale contract, you simply made an offer and then you went ahead without waiting and paid your lender for an appraisal which they should not have ordered without a fully executed sale contract (The Seller's signature on a designates short sale is meaningless as you've now found out and you don't have a contract until it's been accepted by the lender) and you paid a home inspector to do an inspection without a contract.

Depending on how you feel the person I believe has some responsibility to you (and I don't know all the facts) is your buyer broker who should have told you to wait until you had a fully executed contract.
Short sales are not something inexperienced agents should be getting involved in.

I'm sorry you've learned this lesson the hard way
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Fri Dec 7, 2012
hyperanna answered:
oh, I'm moving from California, so I'm not in the area to do apartment hunting
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Thu Nov 29, 2012
Doug McVinua answered:
We have helped many in your situation with 3.5% Down Payment at good rates.

You may well be ready today, lets get you going.
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Mon Nov 5, 2012
Steffy Hristova answered:
Please call me and we can discuss programs for your particular situation.

Steffy Hristova, MBA, SFR, Realtor®
Tel: (480) 966-9353 Fax: (602) 507-3703
3131 E. Camelback Rd. #125
Phoenix AZ 85016
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Fri Sep 28, 2012
Sarah Reiter answered:
As a first time home buyer if you are physically going to be in AZ in January you should start the loan pre-qualification process and get setup on an MLS search so you can start to get an idea of what's out there. Then you will be ready to start physically scheduling showings once your here in AZ.

Do you want to receive homes that closely match your criteria and get set you up with your own custom MLS portal (the same portal Realtors use) so you have instant access to all foreclosures, govt. foreclosures, distressed sales, and real estate deals? My email is sreiter(AT) and my number is 480.270.5222 if you wish to discuss. Just call or email me your thoughts thus far on what your are looking for in a home or condo. Also you can sign up on my MLS search website. Looking forward to hearing from you!
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Sun Sep 16, 2012
Tim Moore answered:
First of all what do you mean by Play Down? Second, a buyer rarely if ever pays a Realtor a commission, the seller does. What do you mean by Play Down for discrimination? You discriminated against someone as the buyer? Very confusing to us. If an offer is rejected no one pays anything, your Realtor takes it for a loss since they hauled you around and had to write it. ... more
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Fri Dec 7, 2012
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
any legal questions really need to be directed to an attorney...

NO one, and I repeat NO ONE, here can or should even attempt to answer your question
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Sun Aug 19, 2012
Brad Bergamini answered:
Could that be your price range? Welcome to why prices are going up.. low inventory of nice homes. HGTV and other tv and Hollywood home shows are not helping the real estate industry. I think you voice the frustration of a lot of buyers. I think more shows should be telling sellers what not to do.
Best of luck out there.
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Fri May 18, 2012
Gregorio Denny answered:
Maybe you misunderstood and the underwriter just got your file because there is a waiting period. It makes no sense that a file would be turned in one day and immediately hit the desk of the underwriter, thus it's probably been sitting in the queue waiting to be reviewed.

Ask for an extension of your contingency, this is not uncommon with 17 day contingencies in today's market.
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Sun Jul 15, 2012
Don Tepper answered:
Sure, you can ask. Commissions are negotiable. But recognize that most of the value you get from an agent isn't as a taxi service. It's in the negotiating, representing you, and making sure the entire process goes smoothly.

I'm pretty sure you'll get some offers from your posting. But be sure to interview them, as you would with any agent, to make sure that you'll be getting the highest-quality service you need.

Hope that helps.
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Thu Dec 22, 2011
Karen Parsons Fiddler answered:
Hi Debbie,

Equator is a computer system which is designed to move the short sale along faster than normal. It is a place where the agent can upload documents directly into the system, ask questions of the negotiator and see status updates. I like it....I've found that the short sales using it do go faster.

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Sat Apr 30, 2011
Sarah Reiter answered:
Search the county tax assessor website.

Click 'Advanced Search Options'
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Thu Aug 10, 2017
James Wehner answered:
I'm sorry to hear about your situation. Those are 2 costs that are paid out of closing and are not typically reimbursed by the seller. You can ask for the seller to reimburse upon a successful close, but not many sellers will pay for inspections and appraisals. ... more
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Fri Mar 4, 2011
Paul Welden answered:
I like the Tempe Lakes area, which is south of Baseline, North of Southshore, East of Rural and West of McClintock. Excellent location, wonderful clubhouse (pool, racquetball, tennis, volleyball, basketball, gym, etc.) 56 acre private lake, homes with character. Did I mention excellent location? ... more
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Fri Jul 16, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
Your best source of information regarding any crime/safety concerns is the local police department, why not visit call and hear all there is to hear firsthand. See link for additional information.
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Wed Jun 30, 2010
Brad Bergamini answered:

I think you are trying to pick a fight. But I will answer.
Nope...I don't think it will effect real estate sales.
Anyone interested in living in Arizona should be aware of our uniqueness. As a State we buck the system. We where the last to have MLK Day, Sheriff Joe is on the national news monthly, this is no different.

We as a state have had immigration both legal and illegal since conception. It is an issue as much as water rights or proper growth.. It is always going to be and issue for Arizonians to face.
Unfortuanly Arizona will get some bad press but we have had it before and people still want to live here.
I do hope people keep an open mind to our laws and concerns and take Arizona for what it is, a great place to live and work.

I will not get into a debate about the law but I have read it.
Here it is for anyone else to view..
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Tue May 4, 2010
Mack McCoy answered:
Generally, I let the inspector advise. However, here in Seattle, I urge my buyers to ask the inspector specifically whether a further inspection on the sewer line is warranted.

In my view, you really can't "overinspect," but, for example, if the inspector took the cover off the panel and is satisfied, I don't see the point of springing for an electrician. ... more
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