A Buyers Guide to Buying a Home in Arizona
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
- What happens if your offer is rejected
- What happens with counter offers
- What to do when multiple offers
Going under contract – accepted offer
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?
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First, lets just clear something up... The Claims History is NOT the same as a CLUE report. We do not get a CLUE report from the insurance company. A CLUE is a Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exchange report. A CLUE report will give you the claims history, sure, but...
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