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Should I consider buying Arizona short sales?

What are the pros and cons of Arizona short sales and should I consider buying one?

Let’s examine the pros and cons of Arizona short sales vs. a regular sale transaction:

Pros

1. The asking price on Arizona short sales are often less than that of a typical real estate listing.
2. The homes are usually occupied and are well taken care of.
3. Depending on your current market conditions, short sale listings may be all that are available.

Cons

1. The asking price is a little ambiguous. Remember the bank has to be okay with the asking price in the end before they give the approval. If the banks appraiser comes in higher than the list price, then the bank can say they want you to pay the appraised amount.
2. The homes are occupied and are harder to view.
3. The bank may reject the short sale after a few months of waiting. The bank still qualifies the seller to make sure they cannot pay the difference between the asking price and the mortgage amount. Also the price may be too low.
4. Short sales can take a long time. Short sales have been know to take up to a year for approval. Usually it is around three months.

Back to the original question: Should I consider buying Arizona short sales? Well, all in all, it depends on what kind of buyer you are. If you are not in a hurry, and are looking for the best possible deal, then Arizona short sales can be a great way to build wealth or find your dream home.

How Appraisals Work

Let’s explore how appraisals work!

Everybody hates the appraiser. The seller thinks the house is worth more. The buyer thinks its worth less. Appraisers work with what they have, constrained by the restrictions placed upon them by lenders and national standards. For example, the lender will say the appraiser is only to look at comparable properties within one mile and out of those, only houses that have sold within the past six months. They are many more criterion or conditions the lender can place on the selection of the comparable. It is after all their money at risk. They need to feel comfortable in making the loan based on a reasonable valuation of the property.

When you’re buying a house and get to the point in your loan process where you need to get an appraiser, the lender usually hires the appraiser, but the appraiser is not beholden to the lender or anyone else. They sometimes work for the lender, however, they are independently licensed and ultimately hold fast to a national standard for appraisers. The appraiser by design is an unbiased third party and as such can come closest to getting a handle on the market price. They don’t always get that price right, which is why an appraisal is considered an opinion of value. Remember it is only appraiser’s opinion– not fact.

At RCP, we have a leadership team with a background in appraisals and we can hopefully help avoid any appraisal hang ups. We know how appraisers think, and can speak “appraiser” too.

Scottsdale Land for Sale

Scottsdale Land for Sale: Lots and Acreage

Scottsdale land comes in many shapes and sizes. There are Scottsdale waterfront lots, Scottsdale horse property or equestrian properties, acreage parcel and subdivision lots, lots backing parks, and lots touching roads. With zoning and land uses coming into play, your Scottsdale land transaction will need a professional.

Scottsdale land is desirable and there are lots available. You may be searching for land to build your dream home, or to find a place to build a shop, maybe develop a commercial project, or just need a place to play. Scottsdale, Arizona land can fit your needs.

Here at RCP, we can assist you in your Scottsdale land search. We can assist you in finding what areas are in Superfund sites or have other external obsolescence issues. In short, whether you are looking to sell your land or by more land, call us here at RCP for a free consultation.

Do you want to explore how cheap Scottsdale land can actually be? No problem! We can provide you with some current listings in minutes. In addition, if you have any questions about land in Scottsdale or land in Arizona in general, give us a ring!