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Archive for December 30, 2011

No Return Phone Call for 24 Hours

return phone call

24 Hours

Can anyone tell me why real estate agents cannot return a phone call, a text, or an email within 24 hours?

Under R4-28-1102(2) of the Arizona Administrative Code:

R4-28-1102. Property Negotiations

Except for owner listed properties, negotiations shall be conducted exclusively through the principal’s broker or the broker’s representative unless:

1. The principal waives this requirement in writing, and

2. No licensed representative of the broker is available for 24 hours.

 

return phone call

 

Agents use smart phones that allow them to answer phone calls, text, or read/answer email.

Voicemail allows the agent to change their voicemail message each day, especially when they are going to be busy and may not be able to return a call as quickly as on another day.  Technology is awesome!!

So why do agents not return phone calls, text messages, or emails for over 24 hours?

24 hours

As an instructor who teaches other than the Sedona area, I hear agents complaining bitterly about the lack of communication within our industry.  Sad.  At first I thought perhaps those older agents who were not tech-savvy were the culprits, but no.  According to agents of all ages, the lack of communication occurs across the generations.

Not good.

Our consumers are entitled to more and better.

In many classes, educators try to remind agents to define the means of communication with clients prior to establishing a working relationship.  Most people have preferences.  Ask them what they prefer and work to return communication within 15 minutes if possible or at your earliest convenience.

how2arizona real estate LLC requires the agent’s phone number an signs, websites, ads, etc.  We want you to be able to go straight to the agent for information.  If you cannot reach the agent, call Kathy Howe 928-274-4088.  As broker, I can assure you that you will get a call back within 24 hours…My message is changed every day to let you know what I have on my agenda, and when I might be free to speak with you.  Like most agents, the more detailed a message, the easier it is for me to have the information for you when I return your call, text, or email.

24 hours

When you have a question, it can seem like an eternity!!

Kathy Howe, owner/broker

  • how2arizona real estate LLC
  • 928-274-4088
  • kathy@kathyhowe.com

 

Proud Uptown Resident

24 Hours

189 Ridge Rock Rd, Sedona

189 Ridge Rock Road, Sedona, AZ 86351

 Sedona Golf Resort 

189 Ridge Rock Road, Sedona, AZ 86351

189 Ridge Rock Rd, Sedona, AZ 86351

189 Ridge Rock Rd,  Sedona, AZ 86351

189 Ridge Rock Rd, Sedona, AZ 86351

189 Ridge Rock Rd, Sedona, AZ 86351

Sedona Golf Resort

  • 2594 sqft
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 baths
  • Reduced to $525,000

Gently used (1 week a year)

MUST SEE! Is a second home…Numnerous upgrades: including plantation shutters in all rooms, celing fans in bedrooms, raised vanities in all three bathrooms, pre-wired sterio speakers in living room, dining/kitchen master bedroom,and rear patio. Gas fireplace insert, chandelier in dining room and matching pendant lights in kitchen and hall. Granite island in kitchen,upgraded cabinets. upgraded coriancoundtertops with tumbled stone backsplash. 4′ extension of 3 car garage, 70 gallon hot water heater plus instant heat pump. Large covered pation. Hilton spa discount and special golf rate. Within walking distance of golf, spa, bank, geocery store, post office and other business outlets.

Furniture & artwork available under separate agreement

Sedona Golf Resort

Sedona Golf Resort Golf Course

The Sedona Golf Resort is just off SR179, minutes off I-17.

1-2 hours from greater Phoenix.  An hour from Flagstaff.  Escape the snow of Flag and enjoy golf and good times at the Sedona Golf Resort.

Sedona Golf Resort

The Sedona Golf Resort is on SR179, south of Sedona, located in the Village of Oak Creek.  A resort community for those who want the conveniences of big, medium, or small cities at hand, but private enough to enjoy the upscale resort living of golf, home dinner parties, exclusive vistas and views…  the Sedona Golf Resort offers all of this and more.

Bert Berkshire (Agent and lives across street)  928-300-3523

sedonabert@msn.com

Sedona Golf Resort

A SEDONA CHRISTMAS

kathy howe aka sedonakathy how2arizona real estate LLC

kathy howe aka sedonakathy how2arizona real estate LLC

A SEDONA CHRISTMAS

from SEDONAKATHY

We are all worried about the US economy and wonder what we can do to improve the outlook, jobs, and leadership.

A thought…

Buy American.
Think:  Made in America
Think about it… just buy 5% more American-made products than you did last year.
Imagine if everyone made that their 2012 resolution.

Have a very warm, wonderful holiday.  May your Christmas bring you to Sedona, either in person or in spirit.  May your Christmas be spiritual and may your New Year begin with the wonder of “what can be”.   Remember, you are only limited by your imagination.

Dream.

Merry Christmas

and a very Happy New Year.

 

Kathy Howe aka SedonaKathy

born Christmas day

Christmas

 

 

Uptown Sedona and West Fork

Map of Uptown Sedona, AZ

Map of Uptown Sedona, AZ

 

 

Uptown Sedona Homes for Sale


If you’re looking for a property for sale in one of the most stable neighborhoods in Sedona, give Kathy Howe a call:  928-274-4088.

Here are a few of our favorite Uptown listings:  Click here.

Here is the Sold information for Sedona areas, including Uptown:  Click here.

Solds

Area 41 includes Uptown.

Uptown 

Uptown

This is the time to come to Sedona, enjoy the cool, brisk weather, hike Brins Mesa, stop at West Fork for a walk along Oak Creek while you “leaf-peep” the fall colors, stop at Junipine Resort for lunch, or call to see if you can dine at Garland’s Resort.

Fall in the Sedona area is one of the most beautiful times of the year.  From Jazz on the Rocks, the Plein Air Festival at the Sedona Art Center, Halloween on Main Street, start of the Sedona Chamber Music’s 29th season, and strolling through Tlaquepaque, you will sense and feel the serenity, peace, and sense of self that we residents feel all year round.

For more information about what to do while in Sedona, visit the Sedona Chamber of Commerce.

Ladies:  Chico’s is at The Pinon Shops at the Hyatt in Uptown!

For hiking information, visit The Hike House, or venture out on your own.  To help you with hiking information, click here.  For Sedona Restaurants, try Picazzo’s, Heartline Cafe, The Coffee Pot Restaurant, the Hideaway, Ken’s Creekside, the Barking Frog, Shugrue’s, Javelina Cantina, Taos Grill, Hundred Rox at Amara, L’Auberge de Sedona, Canyon Breeze for dancing on the weekends… The Cowboy Club in Uptown features buffalo burgers and cactus fries…

Uptown

This picture was taken 11-10-10 as part of Kathy’s annual fall walk along Oak Creek in West Fork.  She’s been doing it since the early ’70s and it only gets better every year.

More pictures of the West Fork area can be found at SedonaKathy’s website.

Once you have savored the tastes, smells, and sights of Sedona and the surrounding areas, consider making Sedona a permanent place for you to vacation by looking at possible second, third, or fourth homes.  If you really sense the beauty and peace of Sedona, consider this your new permanent residence.  Let Kathy show you properties throughout the Sedona area… it just might be the first day of the rest of your life!

“Kathy, again thank you, thank you for your encouragement and support in this process.  It’s more than a job to you and we appreciate your patience and overwhelming enthusiasm of Sedona.  That really sold us.  A building site in this area was not a consideration and being non AZ bumpkins we sort of had an idea of what we wanted but truly had no clue.  YOU sold the neighborhood and that is what we really wanted.  At this point in our lives, we don’t want to be secluded with a gorgeous view.  Uptown is close to most things we need and when we finally build and live there can investigate the rest depending on our needs.
Thank you Ms. Kathy.  Love ya”

Kathy Howe aka SedonaKathy 928-274-4088, kathy@kathyhowe.com is a resident of…

Uptown Sedona

Sedona Golf Resort

Sedona Golf Resort Golf Course

Sedona Golf Resort Golf Course

 

Play Golf at the Sedona Golf Resort

Sedona in the fall is awesome!  Beautiful fall colors begin to dot the landscape.  The weather is clean and crisp.  The golf is outstanding!  And there are specials.  Grab your clubs and book a tee time at the Sedona Golf Resort.

Sedona Golf

The Sedona Golf Resort

A day of Sedona golf is one of the best things you can do for yourself.  When your game is over and you have a chance to look around, call Bert Berkshire to show you some of the properties for sale at the Sedona Golf Resort.  Bert has a great listing at 189 Ridge Rock Road.  It’s one of the best priced of the Sedona homes for sale in the area an it’s barely been lived in!  On a cul-de-sac…

Sedona Golf  Call Bert:  928-300-3523

Let Bert show you

The Sedona Golf Resort

Sedona Golf

And spend some time at the Hilton Sedona Resort and Spa - then maybe head over to Tequa for dinner at one of the restaurants.

One of Sedona’s best restaurants can be found at Cucina Rustica.  One of the finest Italian restaurants in the area.

Shopping at the Outlet Mall…

Sedona Golf

Sedona’s Golf Resort area, located south of Sedona on SR179 is one-of-a-kind in vacation living.  Try it.  You won’t be disappointed.  The Resort is located near the Village of Oak Creek and its club house, tennis, and golf course.  The area is perfect for those who want to enjoy Arizona and avoid the big city life.  Two great areas for outdoor living.  Sedona golf is the best!

Try the Sedona Golf Resort

 

 

Owner May Carry Cornville AZ Land

1535 S Bent Creek, Cornville, AZ (2)

  Cornville AZ Land

1535 Bent Creek, Cornville AZ Land

Reduced to $75,000.

If you click on the address above you can go to the page that will play the video showing the views.  Then call Kathy for a showing:  928-274-4088.

 Cornville AZ Land

Cornville AZ Land  Bent Creek, Cornville AZ Land for sale

Cornville AZ Land

Cornville AZ Land

The owners will consider financing the property.  Negotiable.  Call Kathy Howe for the gate code before showing as the residents have a gate to keep out unnecessary traffic… a really great benefit of living in the area.  Yes, there are CC&Rs and restrictions on kind of house and size of house.  The area is unique and well maintained.

Cornville is considered Area 17 in the SVVAR MLS.  If you are looking for properties in Cornville or Page Springs, go to:  SVVAR MLS and put in 17 when asked “what area”.  Cornville AZ Land actives will be available to you.

1.94 acres

Information about Cornville, AZ

kathy@kathyhowe.com

Call or text:  928-274-4088  Kathy Howe

 

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CORNVILLE AZ LAND

 

kathy howe aka sedonakathy

 

 

Uptown Sedona Main Street Program

UPTOWN SEDONA

This article appeared in the Sedona Red Rock News on Wednesday, 9-28-11

Uptown

 

 

There are many wonderful things to say about Sedona and this article hardly covered all of them.  When I went on the Board of Directors for Sedona Main Street, I wanted to reunite the neighbors with Uptown.  So many of the stories, the memories, and the love of Sedona is rooted in the foothills behind the Uptown shops.  Many of the neighbors have been there since the ’70s.  Some longer.

UPTOWN SEDONA

 

My Sedona…

Visitors.  We are delighted you’ve chosen to visit Sedona!

The first thing you’ll be asked is how long you’ve lived in Sedona.  It’s part of the culture to determine how rooted you are in the community.  Trust me.  Even if you just arrived to spend the day at Tlaquepaque, unless you assert your visitor status, the question will come up.

Next, you will be judged on how you navigate the round-abouts.  If you get through the one at Sr179 and Schnebly without a “honk”, you’re ready to tackle the big one and go to the Post Office without stopping or getting hit.  How do you navigate a round-about?  According to my niece, Reilly, who lives in New Zealand: “If the car coming your way is bigger and faster than you, yield!”  Technically, if you’re in the “round” portion, you have the right-of-way.  For heaven’s sake, do not stop in the round-about to let cars go by.  That is a local reason to use the horn.

So you’re a night person.  Hopefully you filled up on nightlife before driving to Sedona.  Oh, it’s not that we don’t have a “night life”, it’s just that our version of “tripping the light fantastic” might be a bit different than yours.  Did anyone tell you that the average age of a Sedona resident is 51?  Having said that, if you want to kick up your boots or stilettos, you should be directed to the Canyon Breeze on the weekends, Ken’s Creekside in the evenings, or Relics, down the road in West Sedona,.  No, you won’t see many residents at those places as there are not enough designated drivers in the Sedona to get us home.  It’s hard enough at our age to drive, let alone blow into a contraption before starting the car.  That, and, in West Sedona there are no streetlights along SR89A.  No telling where you might end up.

The residents.  Are they friendly?  Most of the time.  You can find them early in the morning walking in the foothills behind Uptown Sedona, from Forest to Jordan Park, as singles, doubles or small packs.  Some will have dogs on leashes while the cat people will be the fast walkers pacing themselves and ending their morning exercise with a stop at Starbucks for a Latte and a paper.  The neighborhood is friendly.  Just be careful.  If the gossip is good, it will be hard to get them to move to the side of the road to let your car go by.  Have patience

What’s to love about Sedona?  The pesky Javelinas who root through the bulbs, flowers, and prickly pear cactus left unattended, unfenced, and sometimes non-existant; but, if Javelina are not seen for several weeks, residents call out across the arroyos or down the hills (notice how sound carries here?) asking “Have you seen the Javelina?”  Next, they will put out food to lure them back.  Same with the deer.  Bucky and Buckette are always welcome in Sedona.

Cocktail hour.  Rock naming.  Did you know that the number of rocks named, are in direct proportion to the number of Martinis consumed?  You can now understand why the residents prefer their own decks or patios instead of venturing out to a restaurant or bar.  Dancing after rock-naming is unheard of in Sedona.

Peace and quiet.  Even in the Uptown area of Sedona where dark-sky compliant lighting casts a misty glow over SR89A and SR179, the neighborhoods are dark as pitch.  Going next door to a neighbor’s house after dark requires at least one LED 1000 lumen flashlight in order to find the road, let alone the house.

Shopping Sedona.  You can tell the female residents by the “Chico’s” look.  It has been heard:  “Chico’s?”  “Chico’s!!”  The Sedona male residents?  Aloha shirts.  Well, think about it.  Would it be better if they wore their red dirt shirts?  And welcome Petsmart!  Monday of Labor Day weekend, Petsmart did a “soft” opening, followed by a Grand Opening on 9/10.  You now have the added advantage of identifying a resident from a visitor by the free Petsmart T-shirts!

Sedona has changed, but then who hasn’t.  Sedona isn’t the same unfinished, diamond-in-the-rough that I met in the early ‘70s.  She’s all grown up now, added a little gloss and glitter, and she has enhanced the scenery in every direction. My Sedona is still Sedona Schnebly: a woman of immense strength and character.

Visitors, come back and mingle with us in Uptown Sedona where we natives are friendly!

Uptown

Kathy Howe

UPTOWN SEDONA RESIDENT

 

 

 

 

 

Uptown Sedona Listings

Uptown sedona

Uptown Sedona Listings

 

Uptown Sedona listings

As of 11-27-11, there are 28 listings in Sedona Uptown’s area 41

We will only be listing those North of SR89A.  Call for those South of SR89A, along SR179, Brewer Rd, and along Cook’s Hill.  928-274-4088

Uptown Sedona listings

320 Ridge Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336

Uptown Sedona listings

  • $799,900
  • $166.3/sqft
  • 3beds/3.5 ba
  • 4810 sqft
  • .294 ac
  • Courtesy of Ed Pennington of Russ Lyon Sotheby Real Estate

Call Kathy Howe, buyer representative, and an Uptown resident:  928-274-4088 (call or text) or email kathy@kathyhowe.com

Uptown Sedona listings

 190 Purtymun Lane, Sedona, AZ 86336

190 Purtymun Lane, Sedona, AZ 86336

  • $705,000
  • 247.54/sqft
  • 3 bed/2ba
  • 2848 sqft
  • .41 acres
  • Courtesy of Karen Dunlap/Rick Wesselhoff, Coldwell Banker

Buyers Agent:  Kathy Howe  928-274-4088 / text  email:  kathy@kathyhowe.com

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Uptown Sedona listings

535 Sunset Lane, Sedona, AZ 86336

Uptown Sedona listings

This is one of Kathy’s favorites… modestly priced and located blocks from Sedona Main Street on SR89A.

  • $279,000
  • $194.43/sqft
  • 2 bed/2 bath
  • 1435 sqft
  • .23 acres
  • Courtesy of Janice Latrell, Sedona Red Rock Realty
Buyers Agent:  Kathy Howe  928-274-4088 / text  email:  kathy@kathyhowe.com
how2arizona real estate LLC
Uptown Sedona listings

26 Manzanita Drive, Sedona, AZ 86336

Uptown Sedona listingsKathy lives just a few blocks from this home, has shown it numerous times.  Large home with wonderful views.
  • $624,000  reduced to $599,900
  • $185.76/sqft
  • 3 bed/2.5 baths
  • 3364 sqft
  • .43 acres
  • Courtesy of Carol Pinciaro, Re/Max
  • on the market over 600 days (as on 11/27)
Buyers Agent:  Kathy Howe  928-274-4088 / text  email:  kathy@kathyhowe.com
how2arizona real estate LLC
Uptown Sedona listings

595 Jordan Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336

Uptown Sedona listings

  • $387,900
  • $114.09/sqft
  • 4 bed/7 ba (previously a Bed & Breakfast)
  • 3400 sqft
  • 12197 sqft lot
  • Courtesy of Andrew Meyer, Re/Max Peak Properties Flagstaff

Call, text, or email Kathy Howe for more information or to schedule a showing:  928-274-4088.   Kathy represents buyers as a buyer representative, teaches real estate, and is available to assist you in choosing a property.

Uptown Sedona listings
Uptown Sedona listings

385 East Ridge Road, Sedona, AZ 86336

Uptown Sedona listings

  • $419,000
  • $212.85/sqft
  • 2 bed/1.75 baths
  • 1985 sqft
  • .253 acres
  • Courtesy of Ron Volkman at Ron Volkman Realty
  • on the market for 301 days (as of 11/27)
Buyers Agent:  Kathy Howe  928-274-4088 / text  email:  kathy@kathyhowe.com
how2arizona real estate LLC

More Uptown Sedona listings to come…Uptown Sedona listings

Kathy Howe aka SedonaKathy

Kathy lives, works, plays, and serves on the Board of Directors of Uptown Sedona’s Main Street Program.  Uptown is the original center of Sedona with historical information, the Jordan Park Heritage Museum, trail heads, views, shopping, restaurants, and is part of the Gallery district.

Uptown Sedona Homes for Sale

Uptown Sedona Listings

 

My Sedona

Forest Uptown

My Sedona…

Sedona

Visitors.

We are delighted you’ve chosen to visit Sedona!

The first thing you’ll be asked is how long you’ve lived in Sedona.  It’s part of the culture to determine how rooted you are in the community.  Trust me.  Even if you just arrived to spend the day at Tlaquepaque, unless you assert your visitor status, the question will come up.

Next, you will be judged on how you navigate the round-abouts.  If you get through the one at Sr179 and Schnebly without a “honk”, you’re ready to tackle the big one and go to the Post Office without stopping or getting hit.  How do you navigate a round-about?  According to my niece, Reilly, who lives in New Zealand: “If the car coming your way is bigger and faster than you, yield!”  Technically, if you’re in the “round” portion, you have the right-of-way.  For heaven’s sake, do not stop in the round-about to let cars go by.  That is a local reason to use the horn.

So you’re a night person. Hopefully you filled up on nightlife before driving to Sedona.  Oh, it’s not that we don’t have a “night life”, it’s just that our version of “tripping the light fantastic” might be a bit different than yours.  Did anyone tell you that the average age of a Sedona resident is 51?  Having said that, if you want to kick up your boots or stilettos, you should be directed to the Canyon Breeze on the weekends, Ken’s Creekside in the evenings, or Relics, down the road in West Sedona,.  No, you won’t see many residents at those places as there are not enough designated drivers in the Sedona to get us home.  It’s hard enough at our age to drive, let alone blow into a contraption before starting the car.  That, and, in West Sedona there are no streetlights along SR89A.  No telling where you might end up.

The residents. Are they friendly?  Most of the time.  You can find them early in the morning walking in the foothills behind Uptown Sedona, from Forest to Jordan Park, as singles, doubles or small packs.  Some will have dogs on leashes while the cat people will be the fast walkers pacing themselves and ending their morning exercise with a stop at Starbucks for a Latte and a paper.  The neighborhood is friendly.  Just be careful.  If the gossip is good, it will be hard to get them to move to the side of the road to let your car go by.  Have patience

What’s to love about Sedona? The pesky Javelinas who root through the bulbs, flowers, and prickly pear cactus left unattended, unfenced, and sometimes non-existant; but, if Javelina are not seen for several weeks, residents call out across the arroyos or down the hills (notice how sound carries here?) asking “Have you seen the Javelina?”  Next, they will put out food to lure them back.  Same with the deer.  Bucky and Buckette are always welcome in Sedona.

Cocktail hour. Rock naming.  Did you know that the number of rocks named, are in direct proportion to the number of Martinis consumed?  You can now understand why the residents prefer their own decks or patios instead of venturing out to a restaurant or bar.  Dancing after rock-naming is unheard of in Sedona.

Peace and quiet. Even in the Uptown area of Sedona where dark-sky compliant lighting casts a misty glow over SR89A and SR179, the neighborhoods are dark as pitch.  Going next door to a neighbor’s house after dark requires at least one LED 1000 lumen flashlight in order to find the road, let alone the house.

Shopping Sedona. You can tell the female residents by the “Chico’s” look.  It has been heard:  “Chico’s?”  “Chico’s!!”  The Sedona male residents?  Aloha shirts.  Well, think about it.  Would it be better if they wore their red dirt shirts?  And welcome Petsmart!  Monday of Labor Day weekend, Petsmart did a “soft” opening, followed by a Grand Opening on 9/10.  You now have the added advantage of identifying a resident from a visitor by the free Petsmart T-shirts!

Sedona has changed, but then who hasn’t.  Sedona isn’t the same unfinished, diamond-in-the-rough that I met in the early ‘70s.  She’s all grown up now, added a little gloss and glitter, and she has enhanced the scenery in every direction. My Sedona is still Sedona Schnebly: a woman of immense strength and character.

Visitors, come back and mingle with us in Uptown Sedona where we natives are friendly!

Kathy Howe aka SedonaKathy

Kathy Howe aka SedonaKathy

Sedona

Uptown Sedona resident

Serving Our Sedona Buyers and Sellers

Sedona Buyers

 

Manzanita Dr Sedona, AZ

501 Manzanita Drive, Sedona, AZ

“Kathy, again thank you, thank you for your encouragement and support in this process.  It’s more than a job to you and we appreciate your patience and overwhelming enthusiasm of Sedona.  That really sold us.  A building site in this area was not a consideration and being non AZ bumpkins we sort of had an idea of what we wanted but truly had no clue.  YOU sold the neighborhood and that is what we really wanted.  At this point in our lives, we don’t want to be secluded with a gorgeous view.  Uptown is close to most things we need and when we finally build and live there can investigate the rest depending on our needs.
Thank you Ms. Kathy.  Love ya”

The pleasure was all mine.

 

Sedona buyers come to us filled with anticipation of owning a piece of the most beautiful landscape in Arizona.  360 degrees of awesome views.

 

How we assist them in translating those feelings into the actual purchase is the key.  Are they looking for a deal?  Are they looking for their future?  What kind of future lifestyle?

 

Sedona buyers:

When you are interviewing an agent to assist you in your purchase, find one who knows, loves, works, and lives in Sedona.  You’ll feel the love.  For those of us who live, work, and play in the Uptown Sedona area, it’s easy to show people the lifestyle.  Neighbors walking every AM from Forest St to Jordan Park.  The names of their dogs.  Where the coyotes, Javelina, and the deer were last seen.  Neighbors caring for the needs of each other.  If it’s the small town environment you are looking for, Uptown Sedona has it all.

 

Our thanks to Lydia Reynolds at Pioneer Title for her excellent customer care during the escrow process, and to Tim Hammes who redid the survey, and to Steve Burnett of Arizona Waste Water who provided the soil testing.  We appreciate all you did for the Sedona buyers and sellers.

 

None of this would have been possible if it had not been for the Sedona sellers of this lot.  Watching their property values drop over the last 5 years to never thought of lows.  Thank you for making this possible for the new “settlers”.  You have made their dreams a reality.Kathy Howe aka SedonaKathy

 

Kathy Howe aka SedonaKathy

Sedona Buyers and Sellers

An Uptown resident representing Sedona buyers and sellers

The New Normal in Real Estate: MAP Rule

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has recently issued its

Mortgage Acts and Practices

MAP Rule


The Rule imposes requirements on those that provide information about mortgage credit products to consumers by prohibiting misrepresentations during these communications and also imposing recordkeeping requirements. The Rule will impact real estate professionals that provide this information to consumers, such as giving a consumer a lenders rate sheet. The Rule takes effect on August 19, 2011.

 

Rule

The Rule is to protect the consumer from misinformation about loans and loan costs and the Rule will apply when a real estate professional provides information about a specific mortgage product to a consumer.

Rule

It covers both oral and written communications which must be saved by the salesperson/broker for 2 years and contain this disclosure:

 

“This communication is provided to you for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon by you. [Name of brokerage] is not a mortgage lender and so you should contact[entity providing mortgage product(s) identified] directly to learn more about its mortgage products and your eligibility for such products.”

 

The new Rule lists 19 examples of prohibited deceptive claims, including misrepresentations about:

  • the existence, nature, or amount of fees or costs to the consumer associated with the mortgage;
  • the terms, amounts, payments, or other requirements relating to taxes or insurance associated with the mortgage;
  • the variability of interest, payments, or other terms of the mortgage;
  • the type of mortgage offered;
  • the source of an advertisement or other commercial communication; and
  • the consumer’s ability or likelihood of obtaining a refinancing or modification of a mortgage or any of its terms.

 

 

An interesting observation from FTC BEAT. The author writes a well  thought out synopsis of the new MAP Rule and its impact on the real estate community.

 

It’s going to be interesting to see how real estate licensees and brokers handle this.  In AZ the licensee/salesperson is not required to keep transaction documents, only the broker.  The broker will be responsible for the supervision of this Rule… the question will be “how”.

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MAP Rule

 

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Let’s wait to see how the new Rule affects us…

 

Kathy Howe aka SedonaKathy

  • how2arizona real estate LLC
  • how2educate LLC
  • katthy@kathyhowe.com
  • 928-274-4088
  • Uptown Sedona resident and member of the Sedona Main Street Program Board of Directors

 

Let’s hope this Rule goes away…

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Mapping the 2010 U S Census

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2010 Census 

Courtesy of the New York Times

2010 Census Map US

 

 

Arizona census map 2010

Arizona 2010 Census Information

Click here for information on the Arizona Census 2010 information.

  • Coconino county (includes parts of Sedona):     15.6%
  • Yavapai county (includes parts of Sedona):        26.0%
  • Maricopa county (includes greater Phoenix):     24.2%

2010 Census

Major changes in ethnicity/race from 2000 census:

  • Coconino county:       Asians    +99%
  • Yavapai county:         Asians  +104%
  • Maricopa county:       Asians    +99%

 

  • Coconino county:      Whites     +11%
  • Yavapai county:        Whites      +19%
  • Maricopa county:      Whites      +10%

 

  • Coconino county:          Hispanics     +43%
  • Yavapai county:            Hispanics      +75%
  • Maricopa county:         Hispanics      +48%

 

The 2010 census shows the continued emigration from the Midwest to the West and to parts of the South and Southeast.

 

ARIZONA 2010 CENSUS DATA

 

Based on the 2010 census:

  • Arizona has 6.4 million residents, growing over 1 million since 2000
  • 25.7% have bachelor’s degrees

Due to large growth in the state, Arizona will be undergoing redistricting.  Most of the counties are dealing with plans at the time of this posting.  Redistricting in Yavapai county can be accessed here.  For Coconino county, click here.

Arizona will gain 1 House of Representatives seat.

Click here to get Arizona’s 2010 census information in a great format that can be printed out.

All of this is important to business and real estate because with this information we can determine the business and housing needs of the future.  Arizona was moving fast and loose during the mid-2000s and most of all indicators show that Arizona over-built on a grand scale.  For the future, the 2010 census data will be used to determine how long it will take for absorption and how long before new builds will account for much of Arizona’s economy.

2010 Census

Read more about Sedona and then look for Sedona properties for sale by looking for open houses or just browsing the SVVAR MLS.

 

2010 census 

Kathy Howe, Owner/Broker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • how2arizona real estate LLC
  • 928-274-4088
  •  kathy@kathyhowe.com

 


2010 census

Real Estate Around the World

International Real Estate

…a great article from Coldwell Banker.

                                                        Average Listing
         Country                   Market                 Price (USD)
------------------------- ------------------------ --------------------
Aruba                     Aruba                                $445,875
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Australia                 Brisbane                             $583,555
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Australia                 Gold Coast                           $674,796
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Australia                 Sydney                             $1,047,250
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Belize                    San Pedro                            $366,750
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Bermuda                   Bermuda                            $1,253,750
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Costa Rica                Santa Ana                            $617,500
------------------------- ------------------------ --------------------
Curacao                   Willemstad                           $227,733
------------------------- ------------------------ --------------------
Czech Republic            Brno                                 $264,097
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Czech Republic            Ceske Budejovice                     $170,125
------------------------- ------------------------ --------------------
Czech Republic            Prague                               $638,750
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Dominican Republic        Cabarete                             $328,500
------------------------- ------------------------ --------------------
Dominican Republic        Sosua                                $196,250
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Ecuador                   Salinas                               $75,000
------------------------- ------------------------ --------------------
France                    Asniere sur Seine                  $1,957,000
------------------------- ------------------------ --------------------
France                    Boulogne                           $2,565,000
------------------------- ------------------------ --------------------
France                    Neuilly-sur-Seine                  $4,204,000
------------------------- ------------------------ --------------------
France                    Paris                              $3,624,000
------------------------- ------------------------ --------------------
Greece                    Athens                               $632,624
------------------------- ------------------------ --------------------
Guatemala                 Guatemala City                       $265,000
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Honduras                  San Pedro Sula                -       $193,000
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Honduras                  Tegucigalpa                          $242,750
------------------------- ------------------------ --------------------
Indonesia                 Bandung                              $232,558
------------------------- ------------------------ --------------------
Indonesia                 Denpasar                             $158,430
------------------------- ------------------------ --------------------
Indonesia                 Jakarta                              $354,651
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Indonesia                 Surabaya                             $210,756
------------------------- ------------------------ --------------------
Ireland                   Dublin                               $687,289
------------------------- ------------------------ --------------------
Italy                     Aosta                                $976,000
------------------------- ------------------------ --------------------
Italy                     Milan                              $1,918,750
------------------------- ------------------------ --------------------
Italy                     Riccione                             $898,750
------------------------- ------------------------ --------------------
Italy                     Rome                               $1,777,750
------------------------- ------------------------ --------------------
Lebanon                   Beirut                               $765,000
------------------------- ------------------------ --------------------
Lebanon                   Jounieh                              $387,500
------------------------- ------------------------ --------------------
Malta                     Attard                               $505,000
------------------------- ------------------------ --------------------
Malta                     Fgura                                $405,000
------------------------- ------------------------ --------------------
Malta                     Sliema                               $605,000
------------------------- ------------------------ --------------------
Malta                     St. Paul's Bay                       $430,000
------------------------- ------------------------ --------------------
Mexico                    Mexico City                          $566,500
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Mexico                    Monterrey                            $400,211
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Netherlands               Amsterdam                            $862,320
------------------------- ------------------------ --------------------
Netherlands               Bussum                               $631,984
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Netherlands               Rotterdam                            $574,400
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Netherlands               The Hague                            $827,770
------------------------- ------------------------ --------------------
Panama                    Panama City                          $285,000
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Peru                      Lima                                 $423,125
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Peru                      Trujillo                             $281,000
------------------------- ------------------------ --------------------
Romania                   Brasov                               $477,714
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Romania                   Bucuresti                            $562,236
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Spain                     Madrid                             $1,877,070
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St. Croix                 Christiansted                        $540,400
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St. Kitts-Nevis           Nevis                              $1,103,750
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Turkey                    Ankara                               $264,000
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Turkey                    Antalya                              $227,500
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Turkey                    Istanbul                             $417,975
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Turkey                    Izmir                                $311,000
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Turks and Caicos          Providenciales                     $1,033,750
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Venezuela                 Caracas                              $138,497
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Venezuela                 Maracaibo                             $94,776
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Venezuela                 Porlamar                             $208,039
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Venezuela                 Valencia                             $119,718
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Vietnam                   Da Nang                              $803,571
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Vietnam                   Ha Noi                               $816,667
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THINK SEDONA for your REAL ESTATE needs.

Kathy Howe aka SedonaKathy
  • 928-274-4088 kathy@kathyhowe.com
how2arizona real estate LLC

Arizona Water Company 2010 Quality Report

Water Quality Report

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Water Quality Report

WATER QUALITY

ARIZONA WATER COMPANY

If you live in Sedona, AZ, you will be served by a private water company.  See our related post.  Knowing and understanding the potential health affects of Sedona’s drinking and bathing water should be investigated prior to purchasing property in Arizona, particularly if you are purchasing a property that has a well or if you are planning to drill a well.  Water quality is important.

Here is a report concerning the new Arizona Water Company surcharge and its relevance to new arsenic standards.

Arsenic levels in the US.

EPA’s Arsenic Information:  Click here.

EPA’s drinking water quality standards:

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for inorganic arsenic in drinking water at 0.05 mg/L (mg/L = parts per million or ppm). Drinking water that meets the current standard is associated with little or no risk and should be considered safe with respect to arsenic. However, this standard is currently under review and the MCL may be decreased in the future.”

Arsenic Arizona Water Quality

Removal of arsenic:  ”The most reliable water treatment processes for arsenic removal are reverse osmosis and distillation. Of the two processes, reverse osmosis devices are less costly, take less time, and use less energy than distillation devices. Reverse osmosis devices can be installed at the point of entry (for the entire household water supply) or for drinking water only. Treating all of the household water will be considerably more expensive than treating drinking water only. Many water treatment companies sell or rent reverse osmosis devices and offer maintainence agreements.”

Click here for the Coconino Water Quality Report (including Sedona) which rates Sedona 6 out of 10.  Many options are available to improve your water quality and remove arsenic and we have listed but a few resources in this post.  A starting place.  Before you purchase, do your independent research.

FYI.  If you have a septic system or an alternative waste system, check with experts on what affect the filtration system might have on the waste facility.  Depending on who you talk to or which side of the issue you read, there will be many varied opinions.  One thing that does seem to be common: raising the salt water discharge into the waste system may upset the ph level necessary for the bacteria do do their job.  Ask an expert.

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water quality

WATER QUALITY MATTERS

From the Arizona Department of Health Services comes this brochure on arsenic in Arizona. Click here.

From the University of Arizona comes this water quality warning (especially if you are going to own or drill a well):

  • Determine if you have an Arsenic problem
  • Research the technology….will it handle your Arsenic problem?
  • Contact a responsible, ethical vendor/provider and discuss your needs.
  • Get an estimate of costs……water chemistry testing by vendor,
  • installation, routine periodic maintenance and monitoring……..in writing.
  • Periodically have your treated water “product” tested by an independent,
  • certified lab to be sure your technology does what it claims to do

And then:

  • Test your well water regularly….including Arsenic
  • Determine the level of Arsenic contamination and what is your exposure level to Arsenic.
  • If you are experiencing any health problems which could be caused by excessive exposure to Arsenic…. consult your family physician or Arizona Department of Health Services.
  • If your well water Arsenic tests exceed 10ppb, stop drinking it…move to a safer source of water for drinking and cooking while you come up with a plan

The full report: click here.

Contact numbers:

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality 3033 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85012 1–800–234–5677 ext 4536 1–602–207–4536

From the EPA, more Arizona phone numbers:  Click here.

Kathy Howe

Owner/Broker how2arizona real estate LLC

  • 928-274-4088
  • kathy@kathyhowe.com

WATER QUALITY MATTERS

Arizona’s Dual Agency

Arizona allows disclosed Dual Agency

Arizona's Agency Structure

This is the real estate structure in Arizona.  Salespersons and Associate Brokers hang their real estate licenses with the Employing Broker and are supervised by the Designated Broker.  All listing employment agreements and all buyer broker agreements are taken by the salesperson or associate broker for the employing broker.  Each real estate salesperson or associate broker is usually and Independent Contractor who works with the employing broker through an Independent Contractor Agreement.

Many sellers and buyers never meet the Designated Broker of the Employing Broker, the real estate brokerage firm, and are only familiar with “their” agent.  So it’s easy to understand why there is confusion and misunderstandings when Dual Agency occurs.

When a salesperson with the same real estate brokerage firm who works under the same Designated Broker writes an offer on a property listed by that firm, Dual Agency has occurred.  It occurred when the property showing took place…even before the offer was written…

Dual Agency = Limited Agency

It starts when the showing occurs and the disclosure should be made by the salesperson, if only casually.  The Arizona Association of REALTORS(R) have a great agency disclosure form called the READE form which includes disclosure about Dual Agency.

Here’s how Dual Agency works:

Arizona Dual Agency

If you want more information on how Dual Agency works in Arizona, read this post on our sister site, how2educate LLC

  • Ask questions if you are writing an offer on a property listed by your agent
  • Ask questions if your agent is writing an offer on a property within their brokerage
  • Ask your agent how things will work if an offer comes in from an agent with your brokerage
  • Ask how you will be represented in a Dual Agency situation

Successful Dual Agency transactions work when salespeople work for the equal interests of the principals.

Disclosed Dual Agency can work.


Looking for Sedona area properties for sale? Click here.

Kathy Howe  Owner/Broker, how2arizona real estate LLC, kathy@kathyhowe.com

and owner/administrator/educator of how2educate LLC

Arizona’s Dual Agency

Sedona Water Surcharge

Arizona Water Company

Water

Arizona Water Company

…announced an Arizona Corporation Commission approved surcharge effective immediately.

Water

Not every resident of Sedona is serviced by Arizona Water Company so if you are about to purchase a property in the Sedona area, be sure to inquire as to which company will service the property.  Ask your real estate agent to use a good home inspector to determine if the tank is energy efficient or does it need to be replaced.  The newer the heater, the more efficient the appliance.  You should also look at purchasing a home warranty to be certain that the unit will be properly maintained and serviced.  Also check for rebates and tax credits before making a final decision on what system will work best for you and your property.

Sedona has no “city water company” but is served by a number of private companies.

Other Sedona companies:

  • Oak Creek Water Company
  • Big Park Water Company
  • 2002 Sedona Community Plan

    Here is a good article from the City of Sedona as to how the water companies impact our community.  Click here.  If you need additional information, consider solar, or a tankless heater.  Check with the local landscape companies for a list of plants and trees that can live in our more arid conditions.  And, while Sedona does not have many car wash facilities, it serves the community well to use those we have as most recycle their water.  Every drop helps!

    Water I have a Rinnai gas heater and love it.  Amazingly enough, many Sedona plumbers discouraged me from installing it .  After choosing to do my own research, I finally contacted a Phoenix Rinnai dealer who lived up to my all expectations (and the company was owned by a woman).  Not having to worry about leaks or having to deal with the solar panels we had when living in Phoenix, the tankless heater has been an excellent choice for me.  Don’t you be discouraged if your heart is set on a tankless unit.  When you get the plumber who starts telling you that changing the venting will drive up the cost, ask about and do what I did:  purchase and install an exterior unit.  As a result, we had no venting issues for my gas unit.

    Water

    Compare a tankless system to a solar system.

    Water

    While living in Phoenix we had a solar system that was awesome.  It’s what works best for you in the area where you live that should be your consideration; so, here’s a chart for comparison…

    Compare systems:

    Water

    • Kathy Howe aka SedonaKathy
    • how2arizona real estate LLC
    • 928-274-4088

    “What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.” ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    Conserve water.

    Not Everything Did I Learn In Kindergarten

    Kindergarten

    The REALTOR(r) Code of Ethics

    Yesterday I had the privilege and pleasure of attending one of the best real estate continuing education classes ever. 25 years. The class was put on by Lin Ferrara of Eagle University, First American Title, and featured Bill Gray of Arizona School of Real Estate and Business, along with our very own, Jim Sexton, of John Hall. The class was “The Code Rules” with a certificate for 3 hours of Commissioner’s Standards. It didn’t stop there! That same class gave all REALTOR® attendees their “Quadrennial Code of Ethics Training”…yes! Double value!  REALTORS(r) rock!!

    REALTOR

    So what did I learn other than what I learned in kindergarten?

    First, we need to review that insightful poem by Robert Fulghum which was read by Jim Sexton at the closing of the class:
    • “…
    •  Share everything
    •  Play fair
    •  Don’t hit people
    •  Put things back where you found them
    •  Clean up your own mess
    •  Don’t take things that aren’t yours
    •  Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody
    •  Wash your hands before you eat
    •  Flush
    •  Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you
    •  Live a balanced life
    •  Learn some and think some
    •  And draw and paint and sing and dance
    •  And play and work everyday some
    •  Take a nap every afternoon
    •  When you go out into the world, watch out for traffic
    •  Hold hands and stick together
    •  Be aware of wonder
    …”

    “Be aware of wonder.” My personal favorite.

    After 25 years in the real estate business as a REALTOR(r), salesperson, a broker, a trainer, an educator, a past member of the Arizona Real Estate Advisory Board, and an ardent believer that “if you can dream it, you can do it!”, I was profoundly moved and reminded of what professionalism means through the REALTOR(r) Code of Ethics and our Arizona statutes and rules.
    REALTOR

    The REALTOR(r) Code of Ethics

    What did I learn?

    Article 1: I should never use the term “free” when I advertise my buyer-broker-value to a prospective client. Nothing in life is “free”.
    Article 2: I must disclose what I know about my listing, but I am not required to investigate beyond my “standard of care”. Apparent is something I can see. Latent is different.
    Article 3: If I am not a member of a board/association, I must contact the listing agent before showing a property to see if the listing agent will be cooperative with me and pay me (written agreement for commission). Until we have a statewide MLS, I could work for “free” if I’m not careful.
    Note:  I must understand what a variable rate commission means and alert other brokers to put on their “best game” if I represent the seller, and a buyer, at a reduced commission, in a multiple offer situation.
    Article 4: I must disclose any interest I have or any interest my family has in a property. If I can’t legally marry them (or remarry them), I should disclose them.
    Article 5: If I want to purchase a property so I can “flip” it, I should not undervalue it if asked by the seller to give it a value. “Flipping” is okay. Under-puffing the goods is not.
    Article 6: I must disclose the $xx “bonus” I get from the home warranty company for selling or giving a home warranty at closing.
    Article 7: I must get the approval of my buyer for my broker to receive a “bonus” from the listing broker if my buyer buys the listed property.
    Article 8: I must follow my broker’s office policies about earnest deposits and not keep client cash or checks in my desk drawer. I must turn over these monies to my broker to keep in the broker trust account so the broker can account for these monies to the client, deposit them with an escrow company Better than me losing the cash or the checks!!
    Article 9: I must leave you, my client, with a copy of any agreements, so I will email the pdf file to you after we have written and signed it. Digital is great! Save a tree! We all have digital abilities through ZipForms, eSignatures, and the Internet. Life is good.
    Article 10: I must never discriminate. If you are red, yellow, black, brown, green, single with children, gay, lesbian, Irish, Jewish, male or female, legally blind or different from me, I should find you a house (and treat you all equally)
    Article 11: I will continue not to do certain types of real estate, like business broker biz or property management, because I don’t give it my best. I will refer business if I cannot properly service a client according to the standard of care. I will let my client know that we will do things differently if I cannot be as good as I can be. I want Christmas cards every year.
    Article 12: If I advertise “free” anything, I need to explain the terms and conditions. “Free, but…”
    Article 13: I should not overstep my 26th AZ Constitution Amendment abilities by giving legal advice on issues that I do not have expertise on, in, or around. Attorneys are good.
    Article 14: If I am accused of being a bad REALTOR®, I’ll participate in the process so I can show I’m a good REALTOR®.
    Article 15: Don’t talk “stink” about competitors. Don’t leave verbal cleat marks on the backs of competitors to get a listing or gain a buyer.
    Article 16: I can go door-to-door with door hangers and put them on a door with a sign on the property if I am doing all doors in the area. It’s like mailing postcards…
    Article 17: If I cannot get along with, disagree with, or am having a dispute with, another REALTOR®, I will submit it to the REALTOR® family to settle.
    REALTOR
    I learned that the reason I am still in real estate, and a REALTOR(r), after 25 years is because of the REALTOR® Code of Ethics, and because of those of you who were in the class. We learn, participate, and teach others, and in doing so, raise the bar of professionalism.
    REALTOR
    We are a profession.  I am proud to be a member of the real estate profession.

    Kathy Howe, Owner/Broker  (proud REALTOR)REALTOR

    • how2arizona real estate LLC
    • 450 Jordan Road   “C”
    • Sedona, AZ 86336
    • 928-274-4088
    • kathy@kathyhowe.com
    REALTOR(R) member of the Sedona Main Street Program in Uptown and resident of the Uptown area.

    “As Is” Means “Buyer Beware”

    as is


    Are you thinking of purchasing a home? It’s a great time to buy!

    “As Is” = “Buyer Beware”


    Know that if you are going to purchase a foreclosure or a “short sale”, you will be required to sign an “as is” addendum. That addendum may be a bank-attorney drafted “as is” paragraph in the purchase contract addendum, or it could be the Arizona Association of REALTORS(R) “as is” addendum.

    Whichever, you need to give some thought to what the “as is” addendum means.

    Is “as is” just a statement that the Seller is not going to pay for repairs?

    No. Absolutely not.

    • It’s about you taking the property in its current condition.
    • It’s about you not getting any warranties.
    • It’s about the Seller having to disclose all material latent defects.
    • It’s about the Seller having to give you time for inspections.
    • It’s about you doing inspections.
    • It’s about you checking and rechecking information.
    • It’s about you having to pay for repairs that are normally costs of the Seller.

    Your Buyer’s agent will give you direction about city, county, state officials to contact. The HOA, homeowner association, information will be made available to you and you should talk with them and the neighbors. Be sure to ask for the “pickiest” home inspector. Yes. Without any Seller disclosure on a foreclosure, you want an inspection that addresses everything. You want an inspector who tells you the “good, bad, and the ugly.”

    Arizona’s Home Inspectors are certified, but there are still A, A+, and “B” inspectors. Ask your agent for names of 3 inspectors and spend the time to interview them. Don’t be blown away by a huge binder with lots of paper, but rather look at the background of the inspector, and ask for references.

    “As Is”

    More information can be obtained about the language of the purchase contract and the “as is” addendum in a post at how2educate’s website.  Click here.

    The more you know about “as is”, the better your buying experience.

    While you are looking for Sedona, Verde Valley, Jerome, Clarkdale, Cottononwood, Cornville, Village of Oak Creek, or Sedona Golf Resort properties for sale, you’ll give us a call.  We can assist you with “as is” property conditions.

    Kathy Howe  Owner/Broker  928-274-4088

    as is

    Sedona “as is” properties for sale include foreclosures, short sales, and traditional sales.




    Coconino County Septic System Worksheet

    Coconino County Alternative Waste Disposal System worksheet when sewer hook-up is not available.

    Use this worksheet when trying to decide what size waste system you will need when your build your dream home.


    Coconino County

    One note to be concerned with is the notation that in Coconino County, any room that is 70 square feet is considered a bedroom for the purpose of computing septic or alternative waste system size.

    Whether you purchase one of the many Sedona homes, lots, or properties for sale in the Uptown, Palisades, Chapel Area, the Coconino County Rules will prevail.  See the map bifurcating Sedona into 2 separate counties:  Coconino County and Yavapai County.  The City of Sedona has its rules as well.

    Coconino County

    COCONINO COUNTY WEBSITE

    Consulting with your contractor about the need for a good engineer when you build your dream home, or consulting with the engineer before you decide to remodel the dream home you have purchased will go along way in saving you money if you do not have sewer hook-up.

    Procedures for your Coconino County site evaluation.

    Coconino County remodel or addition requirements.

    If you are purchasing a Sedona home for sale, it is wise to ask the listing agent for a copy of the Coconino County alternative waste disposal system approval.  There’s a lot of information to gain and you may wish to know about the system before you purchase rather than finding yourself in the middle of a due diligence period without time to understand the system and what it will cost to maintain.

    Kathy Howe aka SedonaKathy

    • how2arizona real estate LLC
    • 450 Jordan Rd “C”, Sedona, AZ 86336
    • 928-274-4088
    • kathy@kathyhowe.com

    Proud resident of Uptown Sedona (Coconino County)