Search the ENTIRE Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service (ARMLS) by clicking on the map below. You can edit the entire MLS search by clicking the ‘Edit Search’ button. Then add your own criteria (price range, dwelling type, bedrooms, bathrooms, square footage, etc) . You can select a listing from the list of properties and click the ‘Request Showing’ button to arrange for our team to show you the selected listing. If you would like your customized search to be saved for you to view at a later time, click the ‘Save’ button and create your own account. Once you have an account set up, you can add any of the searches from our site (or any other custom created searches you make on our site) to your account. You can also contact us by clicking the ‘Contact’ button to request more information on a property or ask us to create a custom search for you.
Set up your own custom Twins & Co. Realty search portal and find out how to get the most out of it here.
Now is a great time to buy real estate, but you need to have the right agent working for you in order to take full advantage of it! In order to ensure that your interests are represented and protected in the purchase and sale of real estate, you should be working with a FULL-TIME Realtor®. We also recommend working with an agent who is experienced in the sale of short sale and bank-owned properties and fully understands the valley’s dynamic real estate market. Don’t leave your investment to chance with a friend who dabbles in real estate or an inexperienced agent; choose Twins & Co. Realty for all your real estate needs! Our service areas include: Scottsdale, Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Fountain Hills, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Cave Creek, Carefree, Goodyear, Queen Creek, San Tan Valley, El Mirage, Avondale, Peoria and Maricopa. Even if you are just starting the buying process and aren’t ready to get pre-approved or start looking at homes, we can create a web page, known as a “portal”, just for you, with listings that meet all your criteria. The portal will update in ‘real-time’ and automatically notify you of new and changed listings, allowing you to keep track of properties that meet your criteria. If you’d like to be take some of the legwork out of finding homes on your own, contact us, and we’ll create your personalized listing portal! We can help you acquire the property you want! We are Accredited Buyer’s Representatives (ABR), Certified Distressed Property Experts (CDPE), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Graduates of the Realtor Institute (GRI), Eco-Broker certified, Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource Certified (SFR). Whether you find the property through us or by driving by it, through an ad in the paper, through a real estate website, or any other way, we can get you into the property! If you find a property you would like to view, please contact us! You pay nothing for our services! A seller who is represented by a Realtor® offers compensation to the Realtor who brings a ready, willing, and able buyer. Even new home builders include our fee in their marketing expense budget. If your agent is the one that induce the sale, our compensation is paid for directly from the seller. We provide advice, guidance, and counsel throughout your entire transaction and ensure that your wants and needs are met. Whether you like the 2nd home we view, or the 100th, we’ll be by your side. In this market, you need an agent who will get you the best deal possible through fierce negotiations. We work regularly with both buyers and sellers and know the current market conditions. Twins & Co. Realty knows how to effectively communicate with other real estate agents and brokers, on your behalf. We help you research properties and find out as much as we can about the seller’s circumstances, so that we can increase the chances of getting an accepted offer. We can help you get pre-approved for a loan, compare the pros and cons of properties, negotiate repairs and guide you to close of escrow. Be sure to check out the ‘Buyer Advisory’ made available through the Arizona association of Realtors®. Visit The Arizona association of Realtors® website , scroll to the bottom, and click ‘Buyer Advisory’ to download this helpful living document that contains information and links to common real estate issues and concerns. Also check out of buyer due diligence/inspections page! There is so much to know, learn and consider when purchasing or selling real estate, and it can be a bit overwhelming without the right support. But we’re here to be your advisors, and lead you in the right direction. The first step in the real estate buying process is to identify how you will be paying for the property. If you do need financing, the next step is to start talking with mortgage bankers and/or mortgage brokers. You will need to research what is most important to you, lowest payment or lowest rate? We can work to find a seller to pay all of your closing costs, which will allow you to focus on paying only your downpayment. There are a couple of up-front costs that you should be aware of: 1. A home inspection completed by a licensed home inspector will cost approximately $300-$400 (may vary due to property and inspector) 2. An earnest money deposit. In the Phoenix metro real estate market it is customary (not set anywhere by law) to see 1% of the purchase price in earnest money. Earnest money is considered “good faith” money, deposited with a title/escrow company (neutral 3rd party who handles all the monies and using the contract as instructions), that shows your commitment to the terms and conditions of the executed contract. There are several contingencies in our Arizona Association of Realtors purchase contract that protect your earnest money. If you proceed with the full contract and agree to close escrow, your earnest money offsets any funds you need to pay, such as closing costs and/or your downpayment. 3. Some lenders require that you pay an application fee and/or appraisal fee, prior to close of escrow. These costs can be reimbursable, from the seller, at close of escrow, if it is approved by your lender and negotiated in your executed contract. You should always ask your loan officer for a “good faith estimate”, also referred to as the ‘GFE. It will show your total estimated costs for the loan, your total monthly payment, terms of the loan, etc. This document allows you to compare lenders apples to apples. Any time you talk to a lender, they may want to pull your credit, so be prepared for inquires on your credit. These inquires shouldn’t have an impact on your credit score, as long as you shop for your home loan over a short period of time. In addition to your credit score, lenders are going to want to know the total amount of debt you have monthly (called your debt to income ratio-most lenders want 45% debt or less for their best programs), the amount of income you make monthly, how much money you want to put down, how many credit tradelines you have (typically need 3-ie: cell phone, car, visa card, etc.), how much money you would like to borrow and/or what you would like you payment to be. Then they can discuss different loan programs with you. Your monthly payment will be comprised of the interest on the loan, any principal paid on the loan, property taxes, homeowner’s insurance, and Homeowner’s Association fee (if there is one-this is outside of your payment). The best time to start looking at properties is when you are pre-approved. That way, you know what you can and can’t afford and you’ll be ready to take action, if you see a property you are interested in pursuing. Right now we can set you up in our software to email you new properties as soon as they hit the market-so just let us know more about the home you want. We would just need your email address to set up the search. There is way too much that goes into a home purchase than what is written above, but the financing is a great place to start! Contact us for more information or to set up a custom home search.