Q: Do you have any open houses?
A: Yes. Our sales associates are holding Long Realty listings open every week, in fact hundreds of houses are held open every month. You can always find a current list of upcoming open houses at www.longrealty.com . You can also get open house information right from your mobile device by going to www.longrealty.com from your phone, or download our new Long Realty app for iPad, iPhone and Android devices. The app can be found in the Apple and Google Play app stores (search “long realty”), or download the app from this link from your mobile device www.longrealtyapp.com
Q: What is a “Patio Home”?
A: A “Patio Home” is a builder’s modern word usage to describe a single family residence that shares a common wall with another similar residence and/or is built along a Zero Lot Line adjoining another similar residence (no set back). Usually this type of residence features a “patio-style” outdoor living or courtyard area.
Q: When a house is being listed for sale, does the listing realty company have a period of exclusivity before the listing goes to MLS? If so, how long is that period? Do all agents of the listing realty company have access to the information during that period of exclusivity?
A: Tucson real estate brokers and agents utilize an Exclusive Right to Sell Listing Agreement to list properties for sale through the Tucson Multiple Listing Service (TAR/MLS). The Exclusive Right to Sell Listing Agreement must be utilized to place properties into the TAR/MLS system. This Agreement is “Exclusive” in that only the listing broker and agent may represent the property owner and the property that is being marketed during the time period of the Listing Agreement. Read more…
Q: I am a seasonal renter of a home that has recently been placed on the market. This was done after I signed a lease and paid in full. I was told ( by a REALTOR) that I am legally entitled to a 48 hr notice prior to showing the home yet the listing agent (and absentee owner) feel they have the right to show the house with less than 24 hr notice. Was I misinformed? What does your company recommend in this situation?
A: You will have to carefully read your lease to see if it includes provisions to the contrary but according to the Arizona Landlord Tenant Act you must be given 48 hours notice for the landlord or his designee to enter the property. Keep in mind that the Landlord Tenant Act governs residential dwellings like homes, townhomes, apartments etc… but does not include mobile homes. You can certainly call the Designated Broker for the property manager if it is not the owner and inquire about the specifics in your situation.
Q: Looking to buy a home as I would be a fist time home buyer I was wondering whats the lowest score credit to qualify? I know my credit isn’t the greatest but i think I am around 645. Would I be able to qualify for a home loan?
A: Good question, and congratulations on considering your first home purchase. There are many different items for a mortgage company to consider when approving someone for a home loan, credit score being just one of them. There is no “set in stone” credit score for qualification. Your next best step is go through a pre-approval process with a mortgage consultant so they can tell you if there are any items you will need to resolve prior to getting a loan approval. It is a no cost, no obligation process that can take less than 24 hours, and can be done online at www.longmortgage.com. Then your particular situation can be considered as a whole.
Q: Do you handle property management?
A: While Long Realty Company offices do not conduct property management activities, there are a number of affiliated and independently owned & operated Long Realty offices that do. Here is a list of our property management affiliated offices, please feel free to contact them directly with any questions.
Q: What does “contingency” mean in your listings?
A: Thank you for your question. If a listing shows as active contingent it means that it’s under contract subject to certain things happening, those might be a home inspection or the buyer qualifying for a loan. The property can still be marketed and shown but any offers will be in back up position to the existing contract. If it is marketed as active CAPA (Can Accept Purchase Agreement) it means that the Seller may have the ability to “kick out” the first offer due to a contingency (like the sale of a house) and accept the new offer. The listing agent will be able to tell you exactly what the contingency is and how likely it is to be satisfied.