Information for Buyers

May 7, 2019

What's The Property Status? Delayed, Active, Under Contract, Contract Contingent, and Pending.  What's the Difference and What Do They Mean?

You found the perfect house in the perfect neighborhood, but your Agent says it just went from Under Contract to Pending. But what does that mean? Here's a quick guide to MLS listing status options.

Delayed - Delayed status is relatively new to MLS. It is the MLS equivalent of ...

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April 22, 2019

Seller's Property Disclosures. The Good, The Bad, and The Unknown. What To Expect, and What You Need To Know as a Buyer OR a Seller.

As a Buyer, the information you receive about a property will come from a variety of sources. Among these are public records, a home inspection report, and the Seller's Property Disclosure Statement, in most cases. As a Seller, the information you provide needs to come from you.

The Good.   ...

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April 13, 2019

Did You Know Arizona Residential Purchase Contracts Are As-Is?

Did you know Arizona Residential Purchase Contracts are As-Is?
Why that's important and what it means if you are the Buyer - or the Seller.


The documents used by REALTORS are updated and revised on a pretty regular basis, and there's quite a lot that goes into the revision ...

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April 5, 2019

Why is there an Inspector and an Appraiser? Don't they do the same thing? Absolutely not!

At first glance, it's easy to think that the Home Inspector and the Appraiser do the same job. This is one of the most common conversations I have with new Home Buyers.

While both the Inspector and the Appraiser visit the property on behalf of the Buyer, they are ...

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March 29, 2019

Spring Cleaning for Buyers

SPRING CLEANING FOR BUYERS

1. Sort out your financials - If you've already prepared your taxes, you probably have everything your Lender will need to get you pre-approved for a mortgage. Get pre-approved, so when we find a home you love, we can move on it quickly! Need a Lender ...

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Feb. 21, 2019

Get Out Of The Rental Race!

Are you having trouble finding a house to rent? Rents are high, and inventory is low. Chances are you could be paying the same amount every month - or less - if you owned that home. Let me put you in touch with a mortgage specialist and get you on the road ...

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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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