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5517 W ELLIS Drive, Laveen, AZ 85339
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 2165
Year Built: 2004
Description: Your new home awaits you! Fresh grass in the front yard and a great front p...
Last Updated: December - 15 - 2017
7004 W ALTA VISTA Road, Laveen, AZ 85339
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1634
Year Built: 2005
Description: Turn Key and Move in Ready!! Spacious open concept floorpan with large grea...
Last Updated: December - 15 - 2017
Great Single level home
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 2249
Year Built: 2005
Description: This is a great home all with fresh paint and new carpeting. Kitchen offers...
Last Updated: December - 15 - 2017
6409 S COTTONFIELDS Lane, Laveen, AZ 85339
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Open House (12/16/2017 - 11:00 am)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1868
Year Built: 2003
Description: Move in ready gated golf resort community in Laveen with beautiful mountain...
Last Updated: December - 15 - 2017
3320 W HAYDUK Road, Laveen, AZ 85339
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Open House (12/15/2017 - 8:00 am)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 1701
Year Built: 2013
Subdivision: DOBBINS PLACE
Description: Excellent curb appeal greets you at this Laveen two-story. Enter to find a ...
Last Updated: December - 15 - 2017
2948 W BEAUTIFUL Lane, Laveen, AZ 85339
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 3700
Year Built: 2006
Subdivision: None, Metes and Bounds
Description: Bring all your toys and horses to this lovely and spacious Custom Home! It ...
Last Updated: December - 15 - 2017
4313 W LODGE Drive, Laveen, AZ 85339
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 2941
Year Built: 2010
Description: Amazing 4 bedroom single story home in highly sought after gated Vaquero Es...
Last Updated: December - 15 - 2017
5240 W ST KATERI Drive, Laveen, AZ 85339
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Open House (12/15/2017 - 8:00 am)
# of Bedrooms: 5
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 3050
Year Built: 2005
Description: Your new humble abode awaits at Kateri Street! Polished curb appeal is met ...
Last Updated: December - 15 - 2017
6421 S 47TH Drive, Laveen, AZ 85339
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 2040
Year Built: 2015
Description: It's all about the upgrades at this single-level Laveen home! Step inside a...
Last Updated: December - 15 - 2017
7321 W ELLIS Street, Laveen, AZ 85339
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 2144
Year Built: 2005
Description: Dont miss this beautiful 4 bedroom 2 bathroom upgraded everything. Bring y...
Last Updated: December - 15 - 2017

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Seller Financing and Restrictions 2014

By David Baker

Laveen Seller Financing Options

Starting January 10, 2014 the new Dodd Frank law goes into effect.  While many of the items addressed by the Dodd Frank act had already been acted on by several lending institutions there is one that likely is not up to date, and that is the seller financier.  This is when a home owner sells their property, and similar to a bank lends the buyer a certain amount of money for the purchase of the home.  Generally home seller must have equity in the home, and not be in a need to completely cash out at time of sale.

Seller Financing carry back

Seller Financing

In the past, if a buyer did not qualify for a loan, and the seller was willing often an agreement for a seller carry back was a great option.  Well, thanks to the new Dodd Frank act, you may see less and less of the seller carry backs being an option.  Why?  Well now provisions in the Dodd Frank act must also be carried out by an owner wanting to offer a carry back option.  Provision needed:

1.  Seller must verify buyer’s ability to repay.  (Based on 148 pg. rule book regarding credit, income and assets.

2.   The loan must be fully amortized, and NO balloon payments are allowed.

3.  Loan needs to be fixed rate for at least 5 years.

Buying a Laveen Home

Buying a Laveen home can be a fun and enjoyable experience.

I think that buying a Laveen home should be an enjoyable experience, and one that in the end gets you into a home you desire.  The purchasing of Laveen real estate is a relatively easy thing to accomplish.  There are however many steps in the process of buying a Laveen home, that a buyer should be aware of.


First step in buying a Laveen home.

I’m sure many folks may have a difference of opinion on this one, but most realtors will tell you that getting pre-qualified for a mortgage is the first place to start.  Others may say find the home first, then get the loan pre-qualification.  Well what if you don’t qualify, or qualify for less than you thought?  Then you have wasted a bunch of your time, hopes and dreams for nothing.  Why else is financing the first step in buying a home?  In short, because with no money for purchasing a home, you can’t fulfill your goal of ownership.  So, work with a reputable lender that can check your credit score, income and give you a pre-qualification as well as indicate how much payments would be one the loan amount.  This is also good, because it is very important to know your monthly payments, and be sure that you are staying within the budget you have set.

Second step in buying a Laveen home

Work with a reputable agent to help you find and negotiate a Laveen home.  It is always a good idea to work with someone that has experience in the area, and has conducted many transactions to best help you in your search and purchase.  A Laveen realtor should be able to set you up on a on-line search, or after initial conversations get a good list of possible Laveen homes for you to consider.  Once you have looked as homes and have found THE one, it is time to consider an offer.  A good agent will show Laveen home buyers comparable homes recently purchased in the area.  In this way buyer can be making an informed decision on his offer.  Realtors in the area can offer advise, but ultimately the purchase and decision belongs to the buyer.   Your realtor will submit your offer, and if needed help with any other negotiating items that may come up, such as a counter offer.

Buying a Laveen Home

Buying a Laveen home

Third Step in buying a Laveen home

The inspection period.  It is written into the contract, that home buyers have 10 calendar days to conduct inspections for the home.  During this time buyer can hire a professional inspector to thoroughly go through home and determine overall condition of the home.  Buyer can hire roofers, plumbers, electricians, ….etc. if it is something they are wanting to determine in the overall condition of the home.  During or at end of the 10 day inspection period, the buyer may then request any repairs they feel are needed on the home.  Seller then has 5 days to decide what they would like to do in regards to requested repairs.  Seller may decide to repair, may decide not to do anything, or may counter repairs with less repairs or even a credit in lieu of repairs.  Once seller has responded to the repairs request, buyer can either choose to accept sellers response or cancel the contract.

Fourth Step in Buying a Laveen HOme

The appraisal of value on the home.  This is conducted by a third party, and it is to determine the value of the home.  All lenders will require a appraisal before they loan money on a real estate transaction here in Arizona.  With luck, and because of previous research done by buyers and the realtor, any offer made should appraise for offered value.


Fifth step of buying a Laveen Home

Final walk through of home and signing loan documents for transfer of ownership.  After completion of home inspections and request for repairs, most work on the purchase is done behind the scenes by the lender preparing the loan.  Once all documents are ready, the title company will schedule buyers and sellers to sign documents for transfer of ownership.

Buying in Laveen

Buying in Laveen

Last step of the buying a Laveen home process.

Once property has funded (money has been received from lender) and recorded(title has transfered to buyer), then you are the proud new owner of a home.  Most real estate transaction can average about 30 days from contract to close.

Looking at buying a Laveen home and need an agent.  Please feel free to contact me, your local expert.


Laveen Realtor Video Testimonials | Past Client Testimonials for Laveen Realtor David Baker


Laveen Realtor shares testimonials provided by past clients he has worked with.  David Baker is a HomeSmart Realtor who has lived and worked in the South Phoenix and Laveen market for going on ten years.  Originally David started his real estate career with Keller Williams, specializing as a buyers agent.  Branching out on his own, he grew to become a listing and buyer agent.  Recruited into Remax, David grew his business to become on of the top 8% of agents in Arizona based on transactions.  Currently David works out of the HomeSmart brokerage, continuing to provide excellent customer service.


Past Clients share their thoughts and thanks for this Laveen Realtor.

Buying A Home in Laveen or South Phoenix

By David Baker

Thinking about buying a home in Laveen or South Phoenix?  Well, this could be the start of the right time for you to begin your Laveen or South Phoenix home search.  Let me share with you why.

1st reason it is a good time to be buying a home in Laveen or South Phoenix is that inventory levels are going up.  Yes, increased inventory means more selection for you home buyers ready to start looking.  It also means that with more homes on the market, you likely will not have to compete with other buyers or as many other buyers for the same Laveen or South Phoenix home.  For most of 2013 buying a home in Laveen or South Phoenix could prove challenging because of the low inventory and amount of competition for the homes.  It was a common occurrence to have multiple offers on one property, with most properties being sold over ask price and for cash buyers.  Times are changing.

2nd reason it is a good time to be buying a home in Laveen or South Phoenix is that interest rates are still great!!  While we did experience some really incredible interest rates in 2013, 2014 is starting the year with great rates as well.  Not sure many buyers realize, but you could get an interest almost half of what interest rates where back in 2007.  So take advantage of your purchase power right now, and begin your  home search today.

3rd reason it is a good time to be buying a home in Laveen or South Phoenix is seller contributions to closing costs.  In most of 2013, because of the low inventory and high competition concessions to buyers where all but non-existant.  With inventory levels rising buyers now can likely get concessions from sellers toward their closing costs.  Why is this good?  In short, it will save you money you’d have to pay in order to secure your home loan, and it will be paid by the seller if they agree to concessions.  Again, chances for concessions are better because inventory is up, and sellers now will begin to compete for the buyers.

Looking for a good agent to help you in buying a home in Laveen or South Phoenix?

Laveen Realtors Some facts in Choosing a Realtor in Laveen Az


There are several area Laveen realtors, or even realtors living else where that can help you sell your Laveen Az home.  As a home owner though, what is your main goal?  To sell your home for the most money?  To sell the home as quick as possible because of time issues?  Every home seller has a different reason to sell, but I would argue most would like not to leave money on the table.  This quick video shows some statistics for the homes sold by all realtors in the Laveen Arizona area.  Who knows the Laveen Az area better than Realtors living and working in Laveen.

If your looking to sell your home, and are in process of interviewing Laveen Realtors, I would love the opportunity to share with you how I market and sell homes.  Not all Laveen Realtors work the same, and as such not all realtors will get the same result.   My process is one that I think can and will benefit home owners.  Request an appointment today.

As one of the Laveen Realtors, I thank you for your consideration.

Laveen Az 85339| Realtor in Laveen 85339 and Available Homes for Sale

By David Baker

I am David Baker, a realtor in Laveen Arizona 85339 zip code.  The 85339 zip is for the section in South Phoenix extending from about 35th Ave to 75th Ave and South of the Rio Salado to the South Mountain Preserve.  I know the area well, as I am a resident as well as a Realtor in Laveen Az for a decade.

Realtor Laveen Az

Realtor in Laveen Az 85339

It is important to me as a Realtor in Laveen Az 85339 zip code, to help clients to the best of my abilities.  My belief is that the buying or selling process should be made as enjoyable and educational as possible for my clients…….my neighbors.

To meet your real estate needs, I conduct my business with professionalism, trust, integrity and knowledge of the communities I serve.  I have closed many deals in my years in real estate, and likely it is in part because of the level of professionalism I have maintained in serving my real estate clients.  With over 50 sales a year in the last several years, I rank as one of the top 5% or agents in transactions in all of Arizona.  Let me put my knowledge and professionalism to work for you.

Read what some of my previews clients have said about their experiences with me.  I hope that once you have given me an opportunity to win your business, we’ll add your testimonial for a successful real estate transaction to my testimonials as well.

I welcome your questions.  Please call me for your Laveen Az 85339  real estate questions at 602.373.6345.  The sale or purchase of your home matters to me, as much as it does to you.

To find out the value of your home in Laveen Az 85339, you can request a market analysis.  This is free and confidential.

There are several properties currently on the market in the South Phoenix 85041 zip code.  The area has home from modest prices up to semi custom and custom homes on acre lots.  View homes currently for sale in Laveen Az 85339.


Laveen Az 85339| Realtor in Laveen 85339 and Homes for sale

Laveen Home Values – Values in Laveen Az for Month Ending December 2013

By David Baker


Laveen Home Values, sharing with you the real estate market and values in Laveen Az for month ending December 2013.


As of today, Laveen currently has a total of 187 active homes for sale.  Since this is the year end Laveen Home Values round-up, I’ll also share that we started the year with 90 active homes on the market.  So we have managed to double the amount of homes on the market from the start of the year.

When studying Laveen Home values, one learns the trends.  Of course in Laveen we don’t challenging weather that may slow buyers from looking at homes.  We do though see trends mostly to do with holidays or times that kids are out of school.  We see more home sales in Laveen during the months from April to the end of October.  The rest of the year also has several home sales, but not as many as during the spring, summer and fall.

As of this post in Laveen Home Values blog, the average price per square foot sold is $85.18.  The average sales price in the Laveen Az has been $185,194.   Again, since this is the Laveen Home Values round up for the year, I’ll also mention that values started the year at $140,278.  So for you home sellers out there, this is good news.  This is good news because the Laveen Home Values have risen, and appear to continue to do so.  If you were under water before, and wanted to sell but could not, you may want to check if the value of the home is there now.

Keep in mind that this Blog, Laveen home Values is based on all single family homes sold in Laveen Az.  To get a better idea of your home value, be sure to request a custom home valuation tailored to your specific home.



Laveen Home Values – Values in Laveen Az for month ending December 2013

Homes for Sale in Phoenix 85041

By David Baker

Homes for sale in Phoenix 85041.  I’ve been working both the South Phoenix and Laveen areas for going on 10 years, and love to be able to help both home buyers and sellers.  For buyers, the most important starting point for the search, is finding  available homes for sale in  Phoenix 85041.


For Buyers,  recent surveys show that 97 percent  begin their search online.  Your desire to start your search online is why I’ve made available  all the homes for sale in Phoenix 85041.  When you find a home on line though, you’ll need to use a realtor to be able to view home, find comparable homes and to make a educated and wise offer, and of course to help you navigate the purchase of your home.

For sellers of homes  in the Phoenix 85041 area, what would you like most?  First thing most sellers want is a buyer who is qualified, a buyer that is willing and able to buy their homse in Phoenix 85041.  Let us not forget that most sellers also want to sell their home at the best price for their needs.  In order to do this you’ll want to make sure and get the current market value for your home.  You can have an area realtor help you find that value.

There are many realtors working in the South Phoenix and Laveen market, so you have many choices of realtors.  With many choices though comes hard decisions, such as selecting an agent that can truly benefit you the most.  Here is a statistic for you, 1/4 (11,134) of the license agents in Arizona have sold more than 3 homes in a year.  Of those agents 11,134,  less than 1500 agents in the state of Arizona have sold more than 10 homes.  So you have to make sure and do your home work to select a realtor in the South Phoenix and Laveen area that has enough experience to truly know the market, and have the skill to best market and negotiate the sale of your home.


I am a realtor specializing in the South Phoenix and Laveen area.  I have also sold over 50 homes a year in the last several years.  You can view some past client testimonials to see if you’d like to work with this realtor to help sell or buy in South Phoenix or Laveen.

Homes for sale in Phoenix 85041

New FHA Change coming to Laveen Area and Maricopa County

By David Baker

Change to financing homes in Maricopa County, including Laveen is coming for buyers using an FHA loan.  This will be the second change this year for the FHA which affects buyers.

The first FHA change of the year came in April 2013.  The FHA change came in the form of the mortgage insurance premium no longer falling off after 78% loan to value is attained.  Prior to April, once your home value reached that 78% of loan to value, it would fall off the loan.  The MIP for a home loan of about $193,000 can be about $1700 a year or $141 a month. (This is example, and not exact).  So if your loan now does not have the MIP drop off at reaching 78%, and loan is kept for thirty years, one could pay easily over $20,000 to MIP.

The new change now coming takes affect starting January 1st, 2014.  The new FHA loan limit in Maricopa County is being reduced to $271,050.  This includes a suburbs and cities, including South Phoenix and Laveen.  To most in this South Phoenix and Laveen area, this change will not have a major impact, as our area average home price in Laveen stands at $190,000.  To other area in Maricopa County, this could have an effect in which loan type a buyer selects.

Laveen homes for sale

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