Information for Buyers

Feb. 8, 2019

Under Contract But Not Out of the Woods

So you saw a house you liked, but it went under contract before you could see it. Or perhaps you put in an offer, but there were multiple offers, and the Seller accepted another Buyer's contract. So you think it's gone forever?

The first 10 days after a ...

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July 25, 2018

IF YOU'RE LOOKING TO BUY OR SELL A HOUSE NEXT MONTH, IT'S NEVER TOO EARLY TO START ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS

So, What Are The Right Questions?

Of course, there are always the basics. "How much house can I afford?"  and "What will I need for a down payment?" Or if you're selling, you might be asking "How long will it take to sell my home?" and "What are ...

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Oct. 11, 2017

THE TOP 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BUYING REAL ESTATE IN ARIZONA, IF YOU'RE MOVING HERE FROM ANOTHER STATE

THE PROCESS OF BUYING A HOME CAN VARY FROM ONE STATE TO THE NEXT. REGARDLESS OF WHERE YOU'RE MOVING FROM, HERE ARE THE TOP 5 THINGS YOU WILL NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BUYING A HOME IN ARIZONA.

1.  You will not be required to have an attorney.  The Arizona ...

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Sept. 9, 2017

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU CAN QUALIFY TO BUY A HOUSE, BUT YOU CAN'T AFFORD TO BUY ONE.

IT HAPPENS EVERY DAY. RENTERS QUALIFY TO BUY A HOME. THEY HAVE GOOD CREDIT AND STEADY INCOME AND ARE READY TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP. SO WHAT'S HOLDING THEM BACK? DOWN PAYMENTS AND CLOSING COSTS. 

Fortunately, Arizona home buyers have a couple of programs available to them. And ...

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Aug. 30, 2017

SHOULD YOU HAVE FLOOD INSURANCE? ARE YOU CERTAIN?

By now everyone has seen the images of the devastating flooding from of Hurricane Harvey's path. While our thoughts are with the victims for their safety, one cannot help but wonder what the future holds for these people, and how we would deal with such loss. (If you ...

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Feb. 13, 2017

HOME INSPECTION FOR A NEW HOME? YES!

New Home Under Construction

Most everyone knows to get a home inspection when purchasing an existing home. But did you know you can also have home inspections done when building a new home, too?  Not only is it a good idea to have a home inspector present at your final walk-through before closing ...

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Dec. 4, 2016

IS MY MORTGAGE A VA, FHA OR CONVENTIONAL LOAN AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

 

Loan Application

 

The type of loan you are using to purchase a home can make a big difference in your search, especially if you're looking to remodel or renovate after closing. But why?

VA and FHA loans are guaranteed by the government, and the government insures these loans in ...

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Nov. 16, 2016

WHY DO WE NEVER STOP MOVING?

Lighted Highway

Right now a lot of Buyers and Sellers are waiting until after the year's end to look for or list their home.  It's certainly understandable.  There are Holiday plans, shopping, guests, decorating. So much to do.  Perhaps you're busier at work, too, as your business prepares for ...

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May 27, 2016

URBAN FARMING AND RESIDENTIAL IRRIGATION

Flood Irrigation

Are you an urban farmer or looking to become one?  Did you know homes with residential flood irrigation make excellent urban farms? Flood irrigation is the most cost-effective way to deep water your property, flooding yards with 2-3 inches of water each delivery cycle, which penetrates the ground within about ...

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