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Real Estate Agent - Re/Max Alliance
I have a client with whom I have been working for nearly a year to short sell her home.  She has two loans in place, and is approximately $120,000 upside down on a house that is worth about $99,000 right now.  The first lender took about six months to approve the short sale, but finally did.  The...
As many of you all know by now, I LOVE the Val Vista Lakes community.  That's a major reason that I became the Val Vista Lakes real estate specialist a long time ago, and have kept up my certification all these years. This week, I had the pleasure of showing another beautiful home in Val Vista La...
As a licensed attorney and Realtor in Arizona, I have had many opportunities to advise clients regarding the relative risks of short sales.  I have been surprised to run into many agents who do not want to refer their clients to an attorney for legal advice, because the agents believe that attorn...
In Arizona, spring means two things to me ... (1) the sweet smell of orange blossoms in the air; and (2) IT'S TIME TO SELL YOUR HOUSE!!  Spring has always been considered the hay day of the annual real estate cycle.  Buyers come out more frequently in these months to purchase in time to move duri...
A client from out of state contacted me today and requested some more information about homes in Val Vista Lakes ... preferrably on the water.  I haven't done a waterfront search for several months, so I was surprised to find so many great options for reasonable prices.There are currently 8 homes...
I wrote a post last night about the ramifications of short selling or losing a home to foreclosure when the First Time consultation Tax Credit was taken in connection with the purchase of the home.  I realize that this applies to a relatively small subset of people ... those that purchased a home...
As a real estate attorney and agent, I often get calls from clients with questions that require the skill and expertise of both.  I recently spoke with a client who was asking about whether he would be required to repay the first time homebuyer tax credit (which he received last year when he purc...

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