If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed by the idea of buying your first Phoenix home, don’t worry — you’re not in it alone. When you work with The Cusick Group, we take the time to discuss each step of the home buying process with you to ensure you not only get the best deal possible, but that you truly love your new home.
With so much information available at your fingertips, you may already be doing a lot of your own research, but here are a few things to keep in mind when getting started:
Determine Your Price Range
The best place to start when buying a Phoenix home is to find out how much house you can afford. Your Cusick Group real estate agent can refer you to a loan officer who can assist you with determining how much of a down payment you can afford, along with a monthly payment you are comfortable with, and the type of loan that fits your needs best. 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 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 Cusick Group agent can tour homes with you on your schedule and create a personal checklist for each one.
For additional assistance, we’ve included a link below to download our first-time homebuyers’ guide – which will help you get started in understanding the buying and financing process.
Download the e-book here today or share it with a friend. https://content.outboundengine.com/ebooks/First+Time+Homebuyers+Guide.pdf
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 cusickgroupre.com or you can fill out our DreamFinder Home form and we’ll do the Phoenix realty search on your behalf.
As always, don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have.