In this seller favored market, buyers requiring a loan are looking for ways to compete with cash offers which have two distinct advantages. One is there is no unfulfilled loan contingency and the second is there is nno appraisal contingency. In an attempt to remove concerns over the appraisal coming in under the purchase price, buyers are using an appraisal contingency waiver. This means the buyer will make up any shortfall between the purchase price and the appraisal value which has some significant risks. To learn more, keep reading.
A written agreement to move into a house prior to the close of escrow can be know as a pre possession agreement, pre-closing occupancy or early move in agreement. Regardless of the name, this addendum allows the buyer to move in prior to the buyer owning the home. This adds additional risk for the seller. Agents have a responsibility to advise their clients to seek professional counsel prior to entering into a pre possession / pre closing occupancy agreement.
What is the solution when a seller needs an extra week to move out, or needs the funds from the sale of the home in which they’re living to purchase their next home? What’s the problem with staying in the house they just sold for another week or two or even a month? Well, plenty can go wrong! And if it is something that you are considering, make sure a well thought out post closing occupancy agreement is signed by the buyer and seller.
Pedestrian Friendly Lago Estancia Lake Community in Gilbert
One of the smaller lake communities in Gilbert is Lago Estancia with just under 100 waterview lots. A distinguishing character of Lago Estancia is the walking paths and bridges that allow residents to enjoy waterfront walks around the lakes. Lago Estancia is located near downtown Gilbert that is flush with great restaurants and Hale Theatre. In addition it finds itself equidistant between the US60 the 202 to the south.
On to another year that will see a change for the better in regards to COVID19! With herd immunity and vaccinations rolling out, there is reason for optimism. How did the Phoenix real estate market fare in 2020? And what can we expect for 2021 with all coronavirus efforts? Let’s do a review of the Phoenix real estate market for 2020. I’ve prepared a video that reviews 2020 and also points out some fundamental metrics such as negative equity and mortgage delinquencies that have been brought on by COVID19. Continue reading to learn more.
One of the least understood costs that a buyer will encounter when purchasing a house are buyer closing costs. In part, this is because buyer closing costs come from different sources. There are lender fees, prorations for taxes and home owner’s insurance as well as funding the escrow account, title and escrow charges, title insurance, and HOA fees such as transfer and capital improvement fees. To understand the details, continue reading.
If you’re looking for a waterfront retirement home in the Phoenix area but also want to enjoy the amenities of an active adult community, keep on reading. Active adult waterfront homes are found in Mesa, Sun Lakes, Goodyear, Peoria, Sun City and the city of Maricopa. Specifically, they are Leisure World, Sun Lakes, Canta Mia, Ventana Lakes, View Point and Dawn Lake in Sun City and Province. Find out if any of these adult retirement communities allow boating.
Recreational Paths And Trails Along The SRP Canals
If you’ve ever looked for a safe and leisurely place to go for a walk or ride a bike without the risk of competing on busy streets with cars and trucks, consider the recreational paths and trails along the SRP canals. Throughout the valley Salt River Project (SRP) manages 131 miles canals that provide over 1 million acre feet of water annually to the Phoenix metro area.
Hidden in the west valley are two water ski communities; Spring Mountain Ski Ranch and Lakeside Ski Village. Spring Mountain Ski Ranch was established in 2005 with initial sales of the one acre lots between $250K – $385K. After surviving the real estate down turn along with recent improvements, SMSR is a water ski community that has become a community that is attracting a lot of attention.
Adjacent to the Ahwatukee foothills you’ll find the city of Phoenix’s largest residential lake that features over 170 waterfront properties. These lakefront lots that welcome boaters are situated on 38 acres of water on two residential lakes. With the recent extension of the loop 202 South Mountain freeway, access to the east valley, Sky Harbor airport and central Phoenix is that much easier.