Buying a Home

Buying a Home Buyer Beware: Don’t Neglect to Inspect a Home Yourself Don’t Hesitate to Inspect a Home Yourself A home inspector‘s goal is to spot problems and evaluate a home’s overall condition. Home inspectors will do their best to be ethical and thorough. However, they are also still human, and as a result, sometimes details escape their attention. If you’re making a significant investment in a home, there’s no […]
Buying a Home Find Your Neighborhood’s CCRs Do you know the CCRs of your property? If not, you should. The Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CCRs) are the rules that govern your neighborhood or community. Knowing and following them is essential to maintaining the quality of life in your community. Violating them can result in penalties, so if you don’t know what they […]
Buying a Home How You Know When to Make an Offer Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned pro, some telltale signs tell you when it’s the right time to make an offer on a house. The market is constantly shifting and changing, so staying current on the latest trends and data is essential. If you’re unsure of when to pull the trigger, we put […]
Buying a Home Answers for First-Time Home Buyers Basics for Buying Your First Home   When buying your first home, you need to know several things to qualify and make it a smooth process. We have compiled a list of questions and answers to help you with the home buying process.   1. What kind of credit score do I need to have? […]
Buying a Home What is an HOA really about? Understanding an HOA If you’re a first-time buyer confused about what a Home Owners Association is (or does), you need to ask the right questions before considering buying. An HOA’s purpose is to protect owners’ quality of life and property values within a neighborhood or shared building. Although, how they make this happen can vary […]
Buying a Home Things to Consider When Moving with Kids Keep Kids in Mind With school-aged children in your home, buying or selling a house can take a different approach. Finding the right size, location, school district, and more is essential. Here are some things to remember when you’re ready to move with your family. Housing You’ll need to find suitable housing for your family, […]
Buying a Home How Much Down Payment Do I Need? Calculating Your Down Payment Getting your finances in order is vital when preparing to purchase a home.  If you’re looking to purchase a home, one of the first things you’ll need to consider is how much of a down payment you’ll need to make.  Depending on the type of loan you’re applying for, the size […]
Buying a Home Prescott Has Fantastic Golf Communities Live Where You Golf What I love most about living in Prescott, Arizona, is the area’s natural beauty. Not only are there mountains to climb and trails to hike, but also lots of different golfing options! Prescott is home to multiple beautiful courses for both amateur and professional players. The courses are located conveniently near […]
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Buying a Home No two roads are alike. No two roads are alike. Just as no two people are alike. Some roads are less traveled; some are highly trafficked; some are bumpy and filled with potholes. Some roads are new. Some roads can be smooth, paved, dirt, high speed, and so much more. One thing all roads do, is they tell a story. […]
Buying a Home Consider These 6 Things When House Hunting Before you make an offer on what you deem is the “perfect” home, make sure to consider these six tiny details, that although small, could turn an ideal house into a purchase you may regret.  Check Your Cell Reception: Does your future dream home have cell reception? Check your signal when you’re on the property and […]
Buying a Home Information on Homes for Sale What is an MLS? The chances are that you have spent a little time online searching for homes. After all, most home searches begin online or on your phone. You may have even used a broker’s website or a site like Realtor.com, Trulia, or Zillow to help you browse listings.  Source of Listing Information Back […]
Buying a Home Don’t Neglect to Inspect a Home Yourself Home inspection professionals are trained to spot problems and evaluate a home’s overall condition. Home inspectors will do their best to be ethical and thorough. However, they are also still human, and as a result, sometimes details escape their attention. If you’re making a significant investment in a home, there’s no reason you have to […]
Buying a Home Tips to Start Your Home Search In today’s housing market, low inventory dominates many conversations in Prescott and in many areas of the country. With less inventory available, this increases the need for preparation for homebuyers when a house becomes available. Without preparation, you may miss out on a great opportunity. To help out, we have summarized five tips from realtor.com’s article, “How to […]
Buying a Home Prescott Golf Course Living Not only is Prescott, Arizona, a desirable place to live, but it is also an incredibly popular place to play golf! The Prescott area is home to numerous award-winning golf courses. Live on the Green Many people move to Prescott to live in a golf course community. Below is information on some of the more […]
Buying a Home Evaluate Schools Before You Buy Your Home The quality of schools is a contributing factor for anyone buying a home. According to the National Association of Realtors, more than half of homebuyers with children, rate the local school district’s quality as a significant factor influencing their choice of a neighborhood. Even if you don’t have kids yourself, your next buyer might, and […]
Buying a Home How to Dispute an Error on Your Credit History Discovering an error on your credit history can be an unpleasant surprise when you’re attempting to get pre-approved for a mortgage. Though most people don’t think about the details of their credit report until the need to secure a loan, it’s an excellent idea to check your report for inaccuracies periodically. Checking your credit reports […]
Buying a Home Donʼt Make These 3 Home Buying Mistakes! There are numerous rollercoasters in life, and buying a home can be one of them.  But, when done correctly, the rollercoaster doesn’t need to be as big as California Screamin’, it can be more like the gentle curvy track at the carnival. As a realtor, my goal is to save buyers and sellers pain and stress.  When […]
Buying a Home Homeowners Are Happy! Renters? Not So Much. When people talk about homeownership and the American Dream, much of the conversation revolves around the financial benefits of owning a home. However, two recent studies show that the non-financial benefits of homeownership might be even more valuable. In a recent survey, Bank of America asked homeowners: “Does owning a home make you happier than renting?” 93% of the respondents […]
Buying a Home Personal Touches Help Win in Multiple Offer Situations If you’re home hunting in a competitive market, you’ve probably had the heartbreaking experience of losing out on a place you thought you would make your own. It can be frustrating and demoralizing to find out your offer was rejected in favor of another buyer. How can you do your best to make sure it […]
Buying a Home Beware of the “Lipstick Flip” It is hard to miss all of the Flip/House Make-Over shows on television.  Some of the transformations are incredible, but some of the transformations seem ‘too good to be true’.  Okay, maybe they are ‘true’, but are the make-overs good enough to last long-term? When inventory is tight and newly renovated homes are wooing prospective […]