Preparation Is Key With so much information available at your fingertips, you may already be doing a lot of your own research, but here are a few tips to keep in mind throughout the home buying process.
Determine Your Price Range
The first place to start when buying a Phoenix home is to find out how much house you can afford. If you don’t have a mortgage consultant that you’re currently working with, your Caniglia Group real estate agent can refer you to one that can assist you with determining how much of a down payment you will need or what type of loan best fits your financial needs.
Serious buyers who are highly motivated should go through the effort of getting pre-approved; not only will this allow you to focus your Arizona home search, but it will also position you as a serious buyer in the eyes of sellers when the time comes to make an offer. Check out our Mortgage 101 section for more information about financing.
Make A List and Prioritize
Imagine your ideal home and community. Now make a list of everything you’ve envisioned. Then take that list and break it down from high to low priority. High-priority items are the things you cannot live without in your new home. Lower-priority items are those that are an added bonus, but not necessary. Your list can include things such as: number of bedrooms, need for a yard, style of home, and access to schools and shopping.
Tour Homes In-Person or View Them Online
Some people look at several homes before finding just the right one. And others find “the one” immediately. Thanks to the internet, you can streamline your search process significantly by checking out homes for sale online. And when you’re ready, a Caniglia Group agent can tour homes with you on your schedule and create a personal checklist for each one. If you’re not quite ready to start working with an agent, you can visit open houses and preview everything that’s for sale in your market right here on thecanigliagroup.com or you can fill out our no-obligation FIND MY DREAM HOME form and we’ll do the Phoenix realty search on your behalf.