Buying a Home

Aug. 13, 2019

Price Isn't Everything When Buying a Tucson Home

Beautiful hardwood floors. High-end appliances. A swimming pool to die for. A good list price. It's easy to fall in love with a Tucson home that includes amazing amenities at a decent price. However, you can change just about anything inside or out on a property. And the price ...

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June 4, 2019

What is PMI?

The Tucson real estate market, like most other markets across the country, has experienced a steady increase in value over the last several years. Tired of renting, you decided that you want to own your own home now. While not the 20% experts recommend, you saved up money for your ...

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May 28, 2019

Jumping Right Into a Forever Home

Have you ever heard the phrase "you need to learn to walk before you can run"? When you first learn to ride a bike, it usually includes training wheels. For past generations of homeowners, their first home rarely became their forever home. Instead, the starter home acted as training wheels ...

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May 21, 2019

Homeownership vs Renting: Which One is Better?

The debate rages on. Homeownership vs renting. Which one works best for you? Truth be told, only you can decide. However, LendingTree released their findings of a recent survey they conducted. It seems that the answer to this debate varies depending on the age of the homeowner and the length ...

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May 14, 2019

Save Money for Your Next Tucson Home Purchase

Experts suggest that you put 20% down when buying a home. This eliminates PMI (private mortgage insurance), lowers your monthly payment, and shows the seller that you mean business. If the home you're interested in is $200,000, that means putting $40,000 down. Plus, there are closing costs ...

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April 30, 2019

Tucson VA Loan Assistance Grant Available

Many people put "money" at the top of their list of reasons why they don't own a home. Even if your credit score is top notch and you know that you can easily afford the monthly payment, there are other costs to consider. First, you need to save up ...

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April 23, 2019

What Should Tucson Home Buyers Focus On?

So, you've decided to invest in real estate of your own. Good for you! It's a great time to purchase a property. What should Tucson home buyers focus on? Price is one (very important) aspect of a home purchase. But, there are other factors that are equally important ...

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April 1, 2019

Closing Costs and the Tucson Home Buyer

Money tends to play the biggest factor in buying a house. Many renters worry about saving up for a down payment. Unless you previously served or currently serve in the military, you're going to have to come up with a down payment. But that's not the only money you ...

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March 12, 2019

House-Hunting Guide to Finding Your Ideal Tucson Home

You whipped your credit into shape. Your savings account includes money for both your down payment and closing costs. You found the perfect agent. Now, it's time to find the perfect house. How do you go looking at Tucson houses without losing your mind? Your options can be overwhelming ...

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Feb. 26, 2019

Escrow: What is It and How Does It Work?

When you buy a Tucson home, you learn a whole new vocabulary. Downpayment. FHA. VA. FICO score. Appraisal. Inspection. Contingencies. Spuds/SPDS. Outside of a real estate transaction, you might never come across most of these terms. Another important one to know about is "escrow". What is it and how ...

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