What's the first thing you need to know about buying a home in Arizona?
This link takes you directly to the Arizona Association of REALTORS website for a downloadable PDF document, The Buyer Advisory comes complete with hyperlinks to the greatest collection of information a potential buyer of Arizona real estate could have in front of them. Seriously. Over a century of real estate legal experience led to this repository of knowledge, all crafted for one purpose: To Protect The Consumer - You!
So you're moving to Glendale?
Then you'll need to know some important websites:
City of Glendale official website.
Glendale services include Water, Sewer, and Trash pickup. You'll also find on their website a complete directory of all government departments and activities, as well as parks and recreation.
Tourism and Fun! VisitGlendale.com showcases the many reasons people from all over the world come to Glendale Arizona.
Are you ready to buy a house?
Once you're ready to commit to finding your next home, you'll want to find out just how much home you can afford.
The last thing anyone wants is to have their heart broken when they think they've found "the one", only to find out it's too expensive and out of budget.
On the other hand, what if you found out that you could actually get a nicer home than you thought you could afford! Wouldn't that be great?! Of course it would!
The biggest reason you want to get yourself prequalified for a mortgage with a home loan officer, before you go out looking for homes, is that you can't make an Offer on a house without one. No seller will take your offer seriously unless you've got the power of the prequal firmly within your grasp. It tells the seller that you can buy their home.
The Arizona real estate market for homes is still very competitive in most areas. The really nice, move-in ready homes sell remarkably fast. These type of homes are likely to see multiple potential buyers in the very first few days on the market. If you plan on beating them all to your dream home - you must be ready. Get prequalified! Talk to your bank, your lender, or your financial advisors. Unless you're paying cash $$. Then it's a whole lot easier.