Phoenix Real Estate

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How to Invest in Residential Real Estate in the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan area


The focus of this article is on how to invest in Residential Real Estate - Single Family Residential, Duplex, Triplex or even Fourplex - properties.


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Haven Express at Keller Williams Realty Professional Partners has helped many investors successfully select and purchase residential real estate investment properties in the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan area.

We have the ability and expertise to provide all the data an investor requires to run the numbers using their own preferred method of analysis for each potential investment property.

The service we offer includes taking a comprehensive portfolio of photographs of each of the properties under consideration and posting them to a secure website that allows an out-of-state investor to view the property as if they were standing there.  


Some investors have the approach of buying and holding properties without regard to renting; relying on appreciation to cover the expenses of holding the property until such time as they're ready to sell.  Often these sales result in 1031 exchanges.

Other investors have the approach of seeking out properties that are loosely described as "fixer uppers", with the intent of investing money and sweat equity into the property prior to reselling it for a profit.  Investors new to the game should be aware of the financing restrictions imposed on prospective buyers of recently renovated properties.  FHA and VA loans require that the property has been owned by the Seller for a minimum of one year prior to selling to an FHA or VA Buyer.

Yet another type of investor is one that seeks to purchase property and have the cash flow from renting the property cover the holding costs, perhaps even generate positive cash flow, and thereby over time build equity through the paying down of the financing and the appreciation of the property.  Naturally, with tenants involved come the challenges of having tenants involved.  The owner becomes a property manager or they choose to hire a property management company to handle all aspects of the screening, leasing, rent collecting and repairs and all the other items to go with being a landlord.  Typically a landlord can expect to pay a percentage of the monthly rent to the property management company.  Property management is such a specialized field in the state of Arizona that it will be covered in a separate article.


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Regardless of the approach you have as an investor one of the most critical decisions you'll make is which property or properties should you buy?


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That's where we can help.  Just as property management companies focus on management of properties we focus on the identification and purchase of properties on behalf of investor clients.  As with any buyer looking to purchase a home, we work with investors under a Buyer Broker Exclusive Employment Agreement to maximize our ability to serve you as our client.

If you're considering investing in residential real estate anywhere in Maricopa or Pinal counties, including the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan area contact Tony Marriott, your professional Phoenix Real Estate Broker, by calling him at:  623-910-8988 or send an e-mail to

It's never too early to get the information you need to plan for your successful investment strategy!


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Suzanne Marriott
Associate Broker, REALTOR
Keller Williams Arizona Realty
Keith Jeppson - Salt Lake City Real Estate
Everest Realty Group - Holladay, UT
Nice post Suzanne.  It looks like the Marriott Group has some extensive experience in MF investment property.  I'll certainly send any investors looking for property in Phoenix your way.. 
Dec 11, 2006 02:52 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Coldwell Banker Realty
If you don't have the property inspected you are taking a gamble - one with the odds stacked against you - always get an inspection! 
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May 22, 2007 06:07 AM
Mike Buerck
Nice insights there Suzanne, thanks.  I don't believe that is the official site of the HUD/FHA program, though, looks like a commercial site.
Jul 02, 2007 04:49 AM