a Home – It’s a Big Step
you’re ready to buy a home.
a list of questions as long as your arm – “Where do you start?”
folks start by investing web sites, paging through MLS statistics, and perhaps
visiting a few open houses. Others start
with their loan officer, making sure their credit is where it should be and
discovering their buying power. Some choose an agent immediately to capitalize
on a professional’s expertise.
your method, some basic criteria to consider follows.
RESEARCHING THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Our brokerage issues a document
entitled the Arizona Department of Real Estate BUYER ADVISORY. In
fact, it’s part of the contract package you will sign when making your offer. At
first glance it seems intimidating, but it is nicely laid out with a table of
contents. Here are some of the high points:
- Common Documents a Buyer Should Review (Contract,
Title, Inspections, etc)
- Common Physical Conditions in the Property (Mold, Flood
- Conditions Affecting the Area Surrounding the Property
(like airport flight paths, crime stats, etc)
- Other Methods to Obtain Information (Ask the
The most important thing about this
document are the links. There is so much information available to the
public online! Here are a few disclosure links you might like to
Contact me if you’d like a copy of the Buyer’s Advisory or have questions
about buying a home in the Tucson, Marana, Oro Valley, or Vail areas.