Unless Tonopah has an electrical inspection requirement before a home is sold, then "as is" pretty much always means you are buying it as it is, based on your own personal inspection, not what it is listed in the photos online, etc. So if the home had a car crash into it after the photos were taken, then half of the home caved in, that is still "as is". Probably will have to readjust the listing price though. Do you know for certain that a home has to pass an electrical inspection in order to sell it in Tonopah?... more
Simple answer - location. Tonopah is more than 50 miles from downtown Phoenix and a dozen or more miles from the nearest amenities in Buckeye. There are no jobs there, no stores, nothing. As Gertrude Stein once said, "there's no there there."
Land speculation in Tonopah was a cottage industry during the real estate runup in 2005 since the next logical expansion of the Valley due to topography would be to the west or to the south. But the market slowed, Buckeye (the next closest area) got hit hard and ended up with many undeveloped areas, and Tonopah was forgotten.... more