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Fountain Hills, AZ Has Two Bedroom Condos For Under $47,000 . . And Here’s What’s Included

Mar 28

filed under: 2nd Home Buyers, Foreclosures & Short Sales, Real Estate

DSC00466That’s right Fountain Hills has two bedroom condominiums for resale for under $47K. Not only that, most of them are 1,000 plus square feet. They all have covered parking, a great community pool and come on people they’re in Fountain Hills and not in some crazy and maybe not so safe area of Phoenix. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Howard Harris

Investor Offers Can Be Rejected During The “15 Day 1st Look” Time Period

Mar 24

filed under: Buying A Home, Foreclosures & Short Sales, Real Estate

Resized-Not-AllowedSo what’s going on out there, some of my investor clients are getting very frustrated. We have all heard it “cash is king” when it comes to buying real estate, but right now an investor that has cash may not make any difference on new Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac properties that come on the market. What are designated as “1st Look” properties are persona non grata for Read the rest of this entry »

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What Is Homepath Financing . . Possibly A Great Alternative To FHA

Mar 21

filed under: 2nd Home Buyers, Buying A Home, Foreclosures & Short Sales, Real Estate

What Is Homepath FinancingThese days when I am reviewing new properties for clients I am seeing more and more properties that state “this property is eligible for Homepath financing”. Since I have many of my clients set up with their own portal where they receive new listings as soon as they come on the market, I’m saying to myself  “I bet they wonder what that is, this Homepath Financing”. Then I said to myself, Read the rest of this entry »

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Foreclosures and Short Sales Can Happen To Anyone. . .Even our Politicians

Mar 14

filed under: Foreclosures & Short Sales, Real Estate

PoliticianThese days I am not happy with our politicians, especially the whole lot of them in Washington.  As a matter of fact I seldom have anything remotely “nice” to say about them. Yes my opinion is probably jaded because I’m a Realtor® and Read the rest of this entry »

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Buying a Distressed Property Sucks. . The Lender Is Not Your BFF, That’s Just The Way It Is

Feb 15

filed under: 2nd Home Buyers, Foreclosures & Short Sales, Real Estate

Falling and trustingThe process of buying a distressed property sucks. No I’m not kidding, it does. Yes we represent buyers, yes we love working with buyers, but OMG if you are going to buy a short sale or foreclosure property then you need to know up front that it ain’t going to be an easy process. These transactions are difficult.  PREPARE YOURSELF FOR ROUGH SAILING.  We cannot make that any clearer to you. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Howard Harris