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Rob Madden

Agent

15 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Designated Broker (21 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Short-Sale

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What will 35 solar panels add to the value of my house. They are bought and paid for - not leased.

Answer

To get a true idea of how solar panels will add value to your home, Phoenix home appraisers are using a new tool to estimate the appreciable gain that solar brings to a home and add those calculations to the residential green and energy efficient addendum (form 820.04) that they use as part of a home appraisal.  The tool was initially developed by Sandia National Laboratories and can be accessed directly at http://www.pvvalue.com/  Additional Phoenix solar specific information can be found at http://www.solarhomebroker.com/

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Teacher w/ FHA financing seeks aggressive, innovative agent w/FHA expertise. Suggestions?

Answer

Have you looked into the Good Neighbor Next Door program?  It is basically a program that allows qualifying school teachers (K-12) to purchase designated homes for 50% off of the asking price.  There are a couple of hoops to jump through and a little bit of luck but it has to be one of the best programs out there to buy a home...especially at 50% off of the asking price.Rob MaddenDesignated BrokerGreen Leaf Realty[deleted by Zillow  moderator. Please see our Good Neighbor Policy for posting guidelines]

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How long is the inspection period exactly - and does it include weekend days?

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Most Scottsdale area Realtors use the Arizona Association of Realtors contract that specifies that days are construed as calendar days (regardless of weekends or holidays) instead of "business" days which are usually Monday through Friday.  As for the inspection period, that is determined in the contract.  The AAR contract has 10 days written but that can be modified to whatever the buyer and the seller decide.Rob MaddenDesignated BrokerGreen Leaf Realty[deleted by Zillow  moderator. Please see our Good Neighbor Policy for posting guidelines]

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