1. How am I Going to Pay for This?
One of the first steps in buying a home is to decide how you're going to pay for it. Is it going to be a cash purchase or will you require financing? If financing, you have many different options. Make sure when choosing a lender, you look at all the different options.
Don't just go to your local bank and stop there. Talk to a few different lenders to find the one who will represent you the way you want to be represented.
We work with a few amazing lenders who we know will take great care of you! You can find their contact information HERE.
2. Let's Start Shopping!
Once you've figured out your financing, the fun begins - shopping for your new home! We can design an automatic search or you can use this website to design your own search (by clicking here). Your search can be as detailed as you like - from pricing, to specific neighborhoods, to lot size and anything in between. When your search is complete, you'll receive automatic emails as soon as a new property that matches your search becomes active on the MLS.
3. Let's Take a Look-See!
You pick your favorite homes or we can decide together. We're always available to help with your search and to discuss your best options. When you see what you like, we go looking!
4. Let's Make a Deal
When we find the perfect home, we'll walk you through the offer process. We'll review the details together then submit your offer. If your offer is accepted, it becomes a contract. The inspection period begins the following day. Next, we arrange for your earnest deposit.
5. You Found WHAT?!
Home inspections are designed to help you understand the overall condition of the home. This can save thousands of dollars and stress if the home is in disrepair.
Standard Home Inspections: Inspectors review lot and grounds, structure, roof, exterior surfaces, garage/carport, attic, basement, crawl space, electrical, plumbing, heating/air conditioning systems, fireplace/wood burning devices, and appliance condition. Remember your inspection rights are clearly stated in the Purchase Contract. In some cases homes can be sold "As-Is" even though an inspection may still take place. An inspection is always recommended.
Termite (Wood Infestation) Inspection: A termite inspector will inspect the property for the presence of wood-destroying insects or wood destroying organisms. These inspections are inexpensive and always recommended. Termites are very common in Arizona, however they are typically very easily remedied - so no need to panic!
If the inspection turns out negatively, you can ask for repairs or cancel your contract. If you cancel, your earnest money will be returned during the inspection period.
6. One Last Look
This is also referred to as your "final walk-through". It's typically one to three days before close of escrow. We'll walk through the home together and make sure everything is in good condition.
7. Welcome Home!