Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Investing,AZ http://www.zillow.com/advice/AZ/home-buying-investing/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate What's a reasonable cash offer: what % below ask http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What%27s-a-reasonable-cash-offer-what-below-ask/602136/ We are looking into purchasing a small investment property, a 1 bedroom condo in the old town area. Ask is 78k, been on market about 200 days. There are a few other units on same complex available. We would like to get a good deal since we're paying cash. How low can we go and still be considered?<br \><br \>9 replies Thu, 27 Aug 2015 03:15:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What%27s-a-reasonable-cash-offer-what-below-ask/602136/ 2015-08-27T03:15:00Z How do I write a review for an agent? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-write-a-review-for-an-agent/429145/ 10 replies Wed, 18 Jan 2012 03:25:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-write-a-review-for-an-agent/429145/ 2012-01-18T03:25:00Z I would like information on buying a duplex? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-would-like-information-on-buying-a-duplex/570905/ 7 replies Thu, 01 Jan 2015 16:47:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-would-like-information-on-buying-a-duplex/570905/ 2015-01-01T16:47:00Z How do I write a review for an agent? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-write-a-review-for-an-agent/429145/ 9 replies Wed, 18 Jan 2012 03:25:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-write-a-review-for-an-agent/429145/ 2012-01-18T03:25:00Z Buy a home (investment property) w/ my mother's money? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buy-a-home-investment-property-w-my-mother%27s-money/557184/ Hello, <br/><br/>I'm looking to buy a home for my sister, by using my mother's funds as a down payment. I am involved in this transaction because... can you guess it?... I have the best credit of us three lol.&nbsp; I'm also happy to help them :)<br/><br/>Even so, I'm unsure of how we need to go about it.&nbsp; For instance, can my mother just write me a check for the down payment so that I can use it when purchasing the home?&nbsp; This seems too easy, as I will be financing the rest of the home with a conventional loan.&nbsp; Alternatively, should I add my name to my mother's checking account instead (where the funds are now)? <br/><br/>In the end, my sister will pay me the rent every month and I will pay off the lender and my mom with interest... Are there any statutory/legal related red flags in this transaction? <br/><br/>Any input is <strong><u>immensely</u></strong> appreciated.&nbsp; <br/><br/>Thanks, This Guy<br \><br \>9 replies Sat, 30 Aug 2014 01:28:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buy-a-home-investment-property-w-my-mother%27s-money/557184/ 2014-08-30T01:28:00Z Can you stop send me single house information. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-you-stop-send-me-single-house-information/548876/ 4plex is multiple home for four family to living, not 4 bed rooms single house. Please stop send me single house information. That is not I want.<br \><br \>3 replies Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:56:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-you-stop-send-me-single-house-information/548876/ 2014-07-08T15:56:00Z (Moved): Lenders under 25% down on investment properties http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moved-Lenders-under-25-down-on-investment-properties/550264/ This discussion has been moved to the following location: <a href="http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Lenders-under-25-down-on-investment-properties/550263/">http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Lenders-under-25-down-on-investment-properties/550263/</a><br \><br \>0 replies Sat, 19 Jul 2014 02:19:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moved-Lenders-under-25-down-on-investment-properties/550264/ 2014-07-19T02:19:00Z I am looking to buy a home in Phoenix area to rent out, NOT rehab and flip. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-looking-to-buy-a-home-in-Phoenix-area-to-rent-out-NOT-rehab-and-flip/534891/ Was wondering whare are some of the more popular neighborhoods with a high demand for rental housing?&nbsp; Looking to purchase home in the $300,000-$400,000<br/>range. Thanks<br \><br \>11 replies Wed, 02 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-looking-to-buy-a-home-in-Phoenix-area-to-rent-out-NOT-rehab-and-flip/534891/ 2014-04-02T22:00:00Z 1933 Campo Bello Dr. Phoenix, AZ http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/1933-Campo-Bello-Dr-Phoenix-AZ/542391/ I am looking at this property, do you know if it is for sale/ I live in California and have been approached to help purchase it<br \><br \>4 replies Sun, 25 May 2014 01:51:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/1933-Campo-Bello-Dr-Phoenix-AZ/542391/ 2014-05-25T01:51:00Z investing in single property vs multi family property http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/investing-in-single-property-vs-multi-family-property/463239/ <p class="MsoNormal">As you all know I am trying to break into the real estate world. I originally wanted to buy a multi family home because I thought this would be the best way to build wealth/income long term and could afford to buy more properties in the future. During my research someone threw in a view of buying property that I hadn't thought about and it was in favor in buying single-family homes instead of multi families</p><p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p><p class="MsoNormal">What is your opinion in building wealth?</p><p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p><p class="MsoNormal">Is it better to buy a multi family unit and max out with my debit ratio?</p><p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p><p class="MsoNormal">Or</p><p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p><p class="MsoNormal">Maybe buy two single properties for the price of one multi family unit and max out on with my debit ratio?</p><!--EndFragment--><br \><br \>16 replies Tue, 09 Oct 2012 00:02:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/investing-in-single-property-vs-multi-family-property/463239/ 2012-10-09T00:02:00Z Should I rent my current home, net 300 dollars a month, and buy a second or sell my current and use http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-rent-my-current-home-net-300-dollars-a-month-and-buy-a-second-or-sell-my-current-and-use/530195/ <div>Current Mortgage Payment is $700 and have a friend who wants to rent for two years at 1300 p/m. &nbsp;After HOA, taxes, maintenance etc should net around 300 p/m.<div>Would have to pull majority of my stock investments to come up with 10% down on second home. &nbsp;Mortgage would be quite a bit more expensive.<br/><br/><div>OR<div>Current home balance is $115,000.00 &nbsp;comps from my neighborhood are selling around 250-260. &nbsp;Lets say I sell for 240,000 minus 15,000.00 (Realtor commissions) &nbsp;it leaves me with 110,000 to put on a much larger new home build in up and coming neighborhood. &nbsp;Mortgage would be cheaper than option A, and Id get to keep my stock investments. &nbsp;However, Id only have 1 home building equity. &nbsp;&nbsp;<br/><div>ANY and ALL advise would be much appreciated.&nbsp;<div>&nbsp;</div></div></div></div></div></div><br \><br \>7 replies Thu, 27 Feb 2014 15:36:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-rent-my-current-home-net-300-dollars-a-month-and-buy-a-second-or-sell-my-current-and-use/530195/ 2014-02-27T15:36:00Z leasing investment property http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/leasing-investment-property/529146/ where is good place to find rentals for sale and estimated rental rates?<br \><br \>1 reply Thu, 20 Feb 2014 03:36:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/leasing-investment-property/529146/ 2014-02-20T03:36:00Z Are there tax disadvantages to buying a (second) house before selling your first house? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-there-tax-disadvantages-to-buying-a-second-house-before-selling-your-first-house/526428/ I own a house in Phoenix, but I want to buy a different house and have the money in full, no mtg needed. Are there tax disadvantages to buying a (second) house before selling your first house? Also, I may rent my existing house as a second option.<br \><br \>5 replies Thu, 30 Jan 2014 00:52:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-there-tax-disadvantages-to-buying-a-second-house-before-selling-your-first-house/526428/ 2014-01-30T00:52:00Z how does the land value work when buying a manufactured home? How much should I figure the HOA is? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-does-the-land-value-work-when-buying-a-manufactured-home-How-much-should-I-figure-the-HOA-is/506827/ 1999 Big Bass CV, located in Havasu Gardens Estates, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86404.&nbsp; I wish this information would be included in listings, for any areas that have them.<br \><br \>3 replies Wed, 14 Aug 2013 14:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-does-the-land-value-work-when-buying-a-manufactured-home-How-much-should-I-figure-the-HOA-is/506827/ 2013-08-14T14:23:00Z PHX Realtors extensively working with cash buyers/investors, what areas are investors buying in? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/PHX-Realtors-extensively-working-with-cash-buyers-investors-what-areas-are-investors-buying-in/385086/ Im looking to starting finding deals in area where cash buyers and investors are actively buying. I also want to know what price range are they buying? How much are rehabbers willing to put into rehab project now with so many newer homes on the market here in Phoenix.&nbsp;<br/><br/>If youre a Realtor or another wholesaler and you work with investors actively buying property, we could work together to close deals. Please contact me via Zillow. Thanks<br \><br \>7 replies Tue, 08 Feb 2011 23:32:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/PHX-Realtors-extensively-working-with-cash-buyers-investors-what-areas-are-investors-buying-in/385086/ 2011-02-08T23:32:00Z Can you give me the contact info for a real estate agent(s) that works with investors in the Phoenix http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-you-give-me-the-contact-info-for-a-real-estate-agent-s-that-works-with-investors-in-the-Phoenix/503223/ My partner and I are looking for homes to rennovate and resell.&nbsp; We can pay full cash for a quick close. Can you put me in contact with a top selling agent who works with investors like us?&nbsp; Thx. - Elise<br \><br \>5 replies Tue, 23 Jul 2013 17:50:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-you-give-me-the-contact-info-for-a-real-estate-agent-s-that-works-with-investors-in-the-Phoenix/503223/ 2013-07-23T17:50:00Z HOW DO YOU FIND A QUALIFIED , DILIGENT, GOOD APPRAISER IN GILBERT? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/HOW-DO-YOU-FIND-A-QUALIFIED-DILIGENT-GOOD-APPRAISER-IN-GILBERT/489752/ Looking for a qualified appraiser to assess Value of Single Family Homes.&nbsp;<br/>Not looking for form fillers.who know to fill out a form to satisfy underwriters. and have great difficulty doing an appraisal unless they are given a value to "come up with."&nbsp;<br/><br/>Doesn't use a "cookbook" or pull out a form, previous appraisal, seminar notebook, or textbook and fills in the numbers without considering if it is the best approach&nbsp;<br/>Wants to figure out what a property is worth, not just whether it has enough equity to qualify for a loan.&nbsp;<br/><br/>V. Imp...They can accurately measure and come up with an accurate sq. footage,&nbsp;<br/><br/>If anybody has a name(s), and why they recommend them I would really appreciate.&nbsp;<br/><br/>Thanks<br \><br \>4 replies Sat, 27 Apr 2013 00:21:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/HOW-DO-YOU-FIND-A-QUALIFIED-DILIGENT-GOOD-APPRAISER-IN-GILBERT/489752/ 2013-04-27T00:21:00Z LOOKING FOR A GOOD PROPERTY MANAGER IN GILBERT AZ, AND A VERY THOROUGH HOME INSPECTOR FOR HOMES IN V http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/LOOKING-FOR-A-GOOD-PROPERTY-MANAGER-IN-GILBERT-AZ-AND-A-VERY-THOROUGH-HOME-INSPECTOR-FOR-HOMES-IN-V/429155/ SOMEONE MANAGING PROPERTIES IN VAL VISTA LAKES PREFERRED. . GOAL IS TO REVIEW PROPERTIES PURCHASED, RECOMMEND RENOVATIONS, MARKET AND RENT PROPERTY AT COMPETITIVE RENT .<br/><br/>&nbsp;A THOROUGH <a href="http://www.zillow.com/directory/real-estate-services-inspection/">HOME INSPECTOR</a> RECOMMENDATION IS REQUESTED FOR AN IMMEDIATE HOME INSPECTION.&nbsp;<br/><br/>PL &nbsp;respond with YOUR CONTACT DETAILS.&nbsp;&nbsp;THANKS<br \><br \>3 replies Wed, 18 Jan 2012 07:46:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/LOOKING-FOR-A-GOOD-PROPERTY-MANAGER-IN-GILBERT-AZ-AND-A-VERY-THOROUGH-HOME-INSPECTOR-FOR-HOMES-IN-V/429155/ 2012-01-18T07:46:00Z Tucson "spec" Homes Increase http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Tucson-spec-Homes-Increase/480168/ Tucson has seen a large increase in building permits for new homes, especially on the Northwest side of town. &nbsp;These communities include Dove Mountain, Rancho Vistoso, and Gladden Farms. &nbsp;Gladden having the largest amount of the three, especially with 500+ platted lots.<br/><br/>In January, 189 permits were issues, 15 of which were for custom homes. &nbsp;All of this is being done in the face of rising costs in building materials and the minimum wage. &nbsp;D.R. Horton leads the way with Lennar following shortly behind. &nbsp;Meritage Homes has also opened two new communities. &nbsp;Things are definitely on the move!<br/><br/>Take a look at my website or feel free to contact me directly for more information.<br/><em><br/>[deleted by Zillow moderator. Please see our Good Neighbor Policy for posting guidelines]</em><br/><br/>Michael Shiner<br \><br \>1 reply Mon, 25 Feb 2013 18:29:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Tucson-spec-Homes-Increase/480168/ 2013-02-25T18:29:00Z Purchasing an investment property in Tucson,AZ with less than 20% down. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Purchasing-an-investment-property-in-Tucson-AZ-with-less-than-20-down/457145/ How are you doing? I was wondering if it would be possible to purchase an investment property in Tucson, AZ with less than 20% down? I have the 20% down payment in the bank and investments, but I would rather put less money down to comfortably make improvements to the property on my own dime. I would be using the property as my own primary residence after June 2013&nbsp;when I will be &nbsp;released from active duty military, but for the time being I would like to use it as a rental property.<br/><br/>The property details:<br/>-80,000.00 Purchase price.<br/>-Purchasing from my Grandfather.<br/>-Needs about 10-12,000.00 in improvements.<br/><br/>I really am looking forward to suggestions and some valuable insightful information.<br/><br/>Respectfully,<br/>George.<br/><br \><br \>6 replies Fri, 24 Aug 2012 18:07:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Purchasing-an-investment-property-in-Tucson-AZ-with-less-than-20-down/457145/ 2012-08-24T18:07:00Z