Monthly Archives: January 2011

Standard Bank Addendum

Standard Addendum to Purchase Contract Purchase Agreement for a First Bank of Asbestos (henceforth referred to as “Seller”) property is non-binding unless this addendum has been attached and fully executed by all parties. In the event of a dispute between the language of the Purchase Agreement (or subsequent addenda) and this addendum, the terms of…

Short Sale Confidential

The clandestine meeting took place at twelve thirty on a Thursday. Two men armed with black briefcases approached each other in the darkness, flanked by muscle-bound henchmen who busied themselves looking tough. The second-hand light refused to fully illuminate either faction. “You were to come alone,” Drago admonished his older rival. “As were you,” Arvloski…

An Honest Comparative Market Analysis

Comparative Market Analysis to Establish Top Market Value for the Property Located at 8560 E Turkey Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85250 Prepared for James and Heidi Knives on 1/21/2011 Recent  Activity in Hayden Estates (7/21/10 – 1/21/11) Status #Listings List Price Sold Price Sale/List Price Approx. Sq Ft List Price Per Ft Sold Price Per Ft Days on Market…

Intervention

The Steadfasts barged through the garage door as the familial octopus they’d become, arms and legs of varying sizes jostling to cross the threshold first. “Gently, Blaine! Put it down gently,” Alexis bellowed after the seven year old victor who approached the kitchen counter at breakneck speed. “Mom, Blaine pushed me,” five year old Daniella…

Feedback

Damon’s cell phone buzzed in his pocket as he stepped out of the stately house and into the warmth of late April in Scottsdale, Arizona. Checking the display, he recognized the number from the four previous calls he’d let roll to voicemail. Whoever it was, his mystery caller was pretty keen on speaking with him…

GPS

“I’ll dust it, but I’m telling you, it’s a waste of time.” The lanky crime scene investigator known as Phelps kneeled beside the passenger door of the beige sedan and opened his kit. He shook his head as he studied the eruption of prints on and around the chrome handle, his floppy, straw-blond hair betraying…

Things I’m Not Doing During a Scottsdale Winter …

January 11th, 2011 … do you know where your tank tops are? It’s time to talk Scottsdale vacation homes, people. You see, while you are buried under two feet of snow, I’m mowing my lawn. In flip flops. As today is a bit nippy by Scottsdale standards, I went a little crazy and skipped the…

How Not To Draft Your Short Sale Hardship Letter

To whom it may concern, I am drafting this explanation of hardship in attempt to effect a short sale of my property located at 88 W. Tantalus Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85258. When I purchased the property on 1/16/2005, I was under the impression that Real Estate values never declined. That’s what the guy doing the…

Repair Demand Negotiation … or … The Art of Imploding the Deal (Humor)

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. OU812 E. Impasse Trail …GOOD NEWS!!! Jan 1 (5 days ago)   Reply [v] Dear Barry, I am happy to inform you that the buyer has concluded his inspections for Impasse TL. Outside of a few minor issues that he would like the seller to address, we should be good to go. Please find…

Market Value Versus Assessed Value: Where Not to Look for Your Home’s True Worth

Maricopa County property tax valuation notices go out in another month or so, and the reverberation of a couple million jaws dropping will once again shake the Valley of the Sun. Whether a new homeowner’s first tax valuation experience or a case of seasonal amnesia in longer-tenured residents, many succumb to reverse sticker shock upon…

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