Buying a Home

Nov. 12, 2019

Title Insurance Questions You Need to Ask

When buying a Tucson house, you'll need to take out title insurance. Learn the difference between the two types available and what question you should ask the title company before buying it.Before ownership exchanges hands in a Tucson real estate transaction, the title company performs a title search. Why? To see who legally claims ownership of the property. It also helps unveil liens on the property. These need to be cleared up before the transfer of ownership takes place. As part ...

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Oct. 8, 2019

Closing Timeline for a Tucson Home Purchase

After mulling over all the reasons not to buy a Tucson home, you bit the bullet and started looking around. You discovered the perfect property in a great location. The seller accepted your offer and then you entered escrow. Now, the waiting begins. How long does closing actually take? That ...

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Sept. 17, 2019

Why You Should NOT Buy a Tucson Home Right Now

According to the US Census Bureau, approximately 64% of Americans own homes. It hit a peak of 69% in the mid-2000s, just before the "bubble" burst. We've always had renters. In fact, the recession that hit towards the end of the 2000s caused many former homeowners to become renters ...

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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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