Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Home Buying,Tucson- AZ http://www.zillow.com/advice/Tucson-AZ/home-buying/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate VA APPRAISAL - TIDEWATER http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/VA-APPRAISAL-TIDEWATER/528814/ <p>Appraiser has invoked Tidewater as value will be coming in lower then the purchase price.&nbsp; Question:&nbsp; can the buyer collapse the deal with this knowledge now upfront, or must we&nbsp;sit and wait for the appraisal to be done?&nbsp;<br/>thanks, Maggie</p><br \><br \>2 replies Mon, 17 Feb 2014 21:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/VA-APPRAISAL-TIDEWATER/528814/ 2014-02-17T21:04:00Z looking for 1bd. or studio to relocate http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/looking-for-1bd-or-studio-to-relocate/527790/ 7 replies Sun, 09 Feb 2014 15:19:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/looking-for-1bd-or-studio-to-relocate/527790/ 2014-02-09T15:19:00Z My Agent said I HAVE to offer full list for HUD home... Is that true? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-Agent-said-I-HAVE-to-offer-full-list-for-HUD-home-Is-that-true/526165/ Looking to buy an HUD property in Green Valley, Arizona. Its a fairly new listing listed at $49000. After determining the reno costs wouldnt be too much I told my agent I wanted to make an offer. She wrote me this today:<br/><br/>&nbsp;"This type of foreclosure sale (HUD) requires the buyer to pay the&nbsp;<strong><u>full listing price</u></strong>. They will NOT accept any offers that are lower than this price "&nbsp;<br/><br/>Is that true? I was under the impression that you CAN offer under list on HUD and many times it is accepted.&nbsp;<br/><br/>Any insight on this would be greatly appreciated.<br/><br/>Thanks!!<br/><br/><br/><br \><br \>4 replies Mon, 27 Jan 2014 23:51:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-Agent-said-I-HAVE-to-offer-full-list-for-HUD-home-Is-that-true/526165/ 2014-01-27T23:51:00Z Upscale neighborhood in Tucson, AZ? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Upscale-neighborhood-in-Tucson-AZ/523236/ 5 replies Sat, 04 Jan 2014 01:37:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Upscale-neighborhood-in-Tucson-AZ/523236/ 2014-01-04T01:37:00Z 2013 Tucson Arizona Real Estate Prediction http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/2013-Tucson-Arizona-Real-Estate-Prediction/474132/ Many buyers ask me what I think the market will do. Yesterday TAR 2013 Economic Forecast conducted by Dr. Lawrence Yun, economist for the National Association of Realtors, was very well attended and gave us great insight into what we can look forward to in the upcoming years 2013-2015. Dr. Yun's power point presentation has been made available on the TAR website.<br/><br/>While Dr. Yun is predicting higher inflation, 4-6%, for the upcoming years which will cause higher interest rates, he expects this to occur more so in 2014-2015. He feels that we are starting to see recovery in the housing market across the nation and that we are steadily climbing upward toward the "normal" market value that we would have seen, without the bubble, if we had maintained a steady 4% appreciation. For Tucson, when asked, he feels that we will see a <strong>10-15% appreciation in 2013.</strong> <br/><br/><p>In reviewing the November and December MLS statistics, we showed for median sales price a <strong>18.55% increase</strong> from Nov 2011-Nov 2012 and a <strong>23% increase</strong> from Dec 2011 to Dec 2012 which definitely is encouraging and supports his predication.</p><br \><br \>5 replies Sat, 12 Jan 2013 17:53:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/2013-Tucson-Arizona-Real-Estate-Prediction/474132/ 2013-01-12T17:53:00Z I can find a home I am looking for. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-can-find-a-home-I-am-looking-for/505203/ I am looking for a home in a rural area, will a water well, at least eight bed rooms and at least nine bathrooms.&nbsp; Also a place to bring in my husbands<br/>&nbsp;small air plane in.<br \><br \>6 replies Sun, 04 Aug 2013 18:56:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-can-find-a-home-I-am-looking-for/505203/ 2013-08-04T18:56:00Z What does No SPDS or CLUE mean? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-does-No-SPDS-or-CLUE-mean/478025/ 12 replies Sun, 10 Feb 2013 03:15:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-does-No-SPDS-or-CLUE-mean/478025/ 2013-02-10T03:15:00Z Any issues with the homes in The Highlands at Dove Mt? Any repair issues that come up? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Any-issues-with-the-homes-in-The-Highlands-at-Dove-Mt-Any-repair-issues-that-come-up/503333/ I am considering looking there for a winter home. Thanks!<br \><br \>3 replies Wed, 24 Jul 2013 05:11:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Any-issues-with-the-homes-in-The-Highlands-at-Dove-Mt-Any-repair-issues-that-come-up/503333/ 2013-07-24T05:11:00Z have some cash, wanna buy around tucson area. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/have-some-cash-wanna-buy-around-tucson-area/496111/ need decent forecloser, fixeruper for investment sake, any advise? under 40,000!<br \><br \>7 replies Sat, 08 Jun 2013 21:47:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/have-some-cash-wanna-buy-around-tucson-area/496111/ 2013-06-08T21:47:00Z How to find a home's active status? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-find-a-home%27s-active-status/488786/ Other real estate listing sites in my area (such as tarmls.com) include the current status of the home in the purchase process, ie active, active contingent, active capa. &nbsp;How do I find this on Zillow? &nbsp;I love Zillow's other features, but I really need this to make Zillow my primary tool.<br \><br \>14 replies Sat, 20 Apr 2013 17:10:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-find-a-home%27s-active-status/488786/ 2013-04-20T17:10:00Z If I buy a house now in this market and sell in 10 years, will I just break even? Is it the same as http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/If-I-buy-a-house-now-in-this-market-and-sell-in-10-years-will-I-just-break-even-Is-it-the-same-as/496006/ If I buy a house for $100K with a 30 year fixed loan at 5%. Will that make the payment $694.44 a month and $416.67 is interest? So that $277.77 goes to principal?<br/>I own a 5th Wheel RV and pay $425.00 for lot rent. I hate throwing away the $425.00 per month but if I am moving out of state in 10 years wont I be loosing the same as lot rent in interest? I'll stay as I am if there isn't a benefit in buying a house for 10 years. Please explain if I am wrong.<br \><br \>6 replies Sat, 08 Jun 2013 02:48:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/If-I-buy-a-house-now-in-this-market-and-sell-in-10-years-will-I-just-break-even-Is-it-the-same-as/496006/ 2013-06-08T02:48:00Z I need a real estate contract. I am purchasing my neighbors home without a real estate agent. They http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-need-a-real-estate-contract-I-am-purchasing-my-neighbors-home-without-a-real-estate-agent-They/492881/ 6 replies Sat, 18 May 2013 01:15:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-need-a-real-estate-contract-I-am-purchasing-my-neighbors-home-without-a-real-estate-agent-They/492881/ 2013-05-18T01:15:00Z What can I do to get more (or better) quotes for my loan request ZR-FNRNZXQ? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-can-I-do-to-get-more-or-better-quotes-for-my-loan-request-ZR-FNRNZXQ/485706/ 3 replies Mon, 01 Apr 2013 02:32:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-can-I-do-to-get-more-or-better-quotes-for-my-loan-request-ZR-FNRNZXQ/485706/ 2013-04-01T02:32:00Z 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 Prices in Tucson http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Prices-in-Tucson/371833/ Just a question/discussion for the buyers in the Tucson, AZ marketplace.&nbsp; What do you think of the current prices for the homes you're looking at.&nbsp; Are you finding what&nbsp; you want for $150,000 price range/$200,000 range/$300,000 range.&nbsp; I'm interested in seeing if especially 1st time buyers are finding what they want or getting discouraged.<br/><br/>Thanks<br \><br \>2 replies Tue, 19 Oct 2010 03:54:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Prices-in-Tucson/371833/ 2010-10-19T03:54:00Z Agent or no agent to purchase http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Agent-or-no-agent-to-purchase/463693/ How are you doing?&nbsp;I have questions concerning a property that I have already negotiated and will be purchasing from my Grandfather. I have already been pre-aapproved by my financial institution for the loan. My grandfather isnt working with an agent at all at this point, but would it be more beneficial to use an agent or work directly with the bank and title company?<br \><br \>8 replies Thu, 11 Oct 2012 20:20:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Agent-or-no-agent-to-purchase/463693/ 2012-10-11T20:20:00Z 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 Inventory Home Discount/Reduction http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Inventory-Home-Discount-Reduction/472946/ I have been looking to purchase a home for over a year.<br/><br/>We have just found a new build that is an INVENTORY home. It has been <strong>completed</strong> for 3 months now. Per the spec sheet it has 46k in upgrades, 7k lot premium and is listed at 291K<br/><br/>My question is what discount is available for a property like this?<br/><br/>I will be a conventional buyer with 25% down and have a pre-approval letter in hand. <br/><br/>I am seeing on the net between 10-20% off list price. <br/><br/>Recommendations?<br/><br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;<br \><br \>4 replies Thu, 03 Jan 2013 02:52:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Inventory-Home-Discount-Reduction/472946/ 2013-01-03T02:52:00Z Are there ways to find the specific recent selling prices of real estate for the shopper? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-there-ways-to-find-the-specific-recent-selling-prices-of-real-estate-for-the-shopper/460929/ 1 reply Fri, 21 Sep 2012 23:16:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-there-ways-to-find-the-specific-recent-selling-prices-of-real-estate-for-the-shopper/460929/ 2012-09-21T23:16:00Z What is the average price/sq ft for homes in the tucson area....more specifically in the 85719 zip http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-average-price-sq-ft-for-homes-in-the-tucson-area-more-specifically-in-the-85719-zip/436699/ 5 replies Mon, 26 Mar 2012 18:55:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-average-price-sq-ft-for-homes-in-the-tucson-area-more-specifically-in-the-85719-zip/436699/ 2012-03-26T18:55:00Z