A simplified layout to home ownership. Click on any of the links for further information on that subject. Check back for more as more information is gathered and deemed necessary to add here.
Interview Real Estate agents
Getting Prequalified for a home loan (if using financing)
- Working with a qualified lender, how to choose the right lender.
- If purchasing with cash, obtain a proof of funds for your purchase
Writing an offer And MORE
- What happens if your offer is rejected
- What happens with counter offers
- What to do when multiple offers
Going under contract – accepted offer
- Understanding the time frames
- Potential Breach, and the Cure Notice
Getting a Home Loan
The inspection Period
- The Sellers Disclosures
- The Claims History Report
- What are the buyers responsibilities
- What are the sellers responsibilities
- What are the agents responsibilities
- Types of inspections
- Outside the box thinking
- Ordering your Home Owners insurance
- What to expect when inspecting
- Is the home to code? No.
- How to choose an inspector and WHO
- Completing your inspection period (the BINSR)
- What repairs to ask for
- How to prepare and what to expect
The Finance Contingency
The Final Walk Through
Signing the docs
- When do you get keys?
Read the latest Buyer articles, from the blog.
What You May Need When Getting a Mortgage
There are several steps you need to take when acquiring a mortgage. Sales contract on the purchase of your new home. Copy of sales contract and certified closing statement on your current home. For FHA loans: Copies of your Social Security card and drivers license....
Buying a Home
My goal is simple: To help you find your home and guide you through the daunting process that it is. It’s not as easy as knowing how many bedrooms you want. The Phoenix East Valley has every kind of home, in every shape and size. Every neighborhood has it’s own perks...
Before You Write the Offer
Most people believe that writing an offer consists of deciding a price…………….. Yeah, there’s a little more to it than that. Our purchase contract is 10 pages long. It is filled with information on what will be included in the sale, how the sale will work, the...
Fees Paid out of Escrow
Recently, I had a little disagreement with an Escrow rep. In this particular case, my buyers lender required that a bill be paid out of escrow. If my buyer had made a payment directly, it could take some time to reflect on the credit report, where being included on...
Is it up to Code?
Every buyer has the right to do an inspection on a home. Most will use a licensed home inspector to go through and touch and twiddle with every moving part, test all the functions of all the things… you see where I’m going with this. However, one of my biggest pet...
Contractual Time Frames
Without making this too complicated, here’s a brief outline of the timelines, as agreed to in a normal, boilerplate contract. Time for Acceptance – This is the time that the buyer is on the line for the contract, if signed and received within that time. This is not a...
Understanding Title Insurance
In Arizona, most real estate transactions are closed with a title insurance policy. Many erroneously assume that possession of the deed to the property is all they need to prove ownership. This is not true. Unknown title defects may attach to real estate. A property...
No Breach Until Cured
In the purchase contract, there are MANY timeframes and responsibilities for both parties to follow. If you do not follow these terms of the contract, you may be in breach. However, according to the Arizona Purchase Contract, if you are outside of the terms of the...
Multiple Offers and the Counter Offer
Most people believe that if a home is for sale, and you offer on it… the next step is going under contract… naturally. Not necessarily. There are other scenarios that can cause crimps in this simple plan. The multiple offer situation In a sellers market, or other...
Finding the Right Lender
Working with the right lender is crucial! Please do not be fooled by the teaser rates available on a poster in your local bank. Those are not accurate rates. Your bank will likely be able to give you an excellent rate for your loan. However, you may lose out on your...