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The Number One Most Important Key in Home Buying or Home Selling in Mesa Az is: Get the Price Right from the beginning of the listing for sellers! Know the correct value of the home (not neccessarily the list price) before you put in an offer - for buyers! The why to this most important key shoul...
Posted over 2 years ago
Recently I've read several articles & blogs on the topic of BPOs & the problems they are having on our markets, due to inaccuracy, conflict of interest, lack of training, lack of experience, lack of accountability, etc. Why is this the case?  And what can be done to solve the problem. When short ...
Posted over 2 years ago
In real estate there is a term called "steering" which typically refers to leading potential buyers to particular homes or areas for various reasons. In some cases it's illegal. I have noticed lately an intersting situation in relation to different homes for sale in the Mesa & Queen Creek area.  ...
Posted over 2 years ago
I keep seeing broadcast appraisal orders sent out to a number of appraisers at the same time. The 1st appraiser to click accept gets the order.  But they are all over the place, some as far as 50 mi from my office in a large metropolitan area. I'd like to figure out how these AMCs can show they a...
Posted over 2 years ago
HUD homes for sale in Mesa AZ offer some great buying opportunities.  Any repairs can often be worked into your loan to keep out of pocket expenses down. The bidding process offers opportunity for some great deals.   Search HUD Homes for sale at www.MesaHouseListings.com  Go to the advanced searc...
Posted almost 3 years ago
Yep, I saw it the other day through an e-mail from a BPO valuation co. that now offers retrospective BPOs for legal work like divorce, bankrupcy, litigation etc.  Now, can you immagine a typical BPO agent sitting in a deposition being grilled by the opposing attorney about how he arrived at his v...
Posted almost 3 years ago
Some builders offer big commission bonuses to real estate agents to bring them buyers. Call me about helping you find your new home & if the builder you choose offers a big commission bonus, you get the bonus amount, above 3%.  This can be applied to closing costs & or make for a bigger down paym...
Posted almost 3 years ago
I was reading the other day about Restriction of Trade & issues involved with it. A lot of the issues involved with it are terms like Tariffs, Embargos, subsidies, etc.  It is often though of a international trade or issues on a national level in regaurds to supplies, & free competition.  The She...
Posted almost 3 years ago
Here in AZ we have the AAREA which stands for Arizona Association of Real estate Appraisers. It is a large association of apprraisers t/o AZ that promotes the interestes of AZ Appraisers.  The AAREA president recently called the Federal Reserve Board & left a message for Loma Neill, an attorney w...
Posted about 3 years ago
BPOs or Broker Price Opinions have swept the country & AZ as an inexpensive way to value a home. But the banks are taking a 2nd look at what they are getting & some are beginning to switch back to appraisers, who statistically have been more accurate.  But the lure of the BPO cheap price has been...
Posted about 3 years ago
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