Tucson Az Home Buying Info

Written by Christa Gatewood
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When buying a home in Tucson, AZ or anywhere else for that matter, there are a few tips to keep in mind. For one, finding a good real estate agent is key. Moreover, it is important to find an agent who will have the buyer's best interests in mind.

When an agent lists a property to be sold, that agent by law must have allegiance to the seller's interests. This means that the agent will not necessarily be trying to get the best deal for the buyer and may, in fact, be working against the buyer to drive up the cost for the seller. Working with a buyer agent (sometimes called a buyer's broker) guarantees that the agent will have loyalties strictly to the buyer's interests. The buyer agent will be paid with a percentage of the seller's commission.

Things to Know Before Buying a Home in Tucson

Another one of the first things a buyer should do before entering the real estate market is to get a loan prequalification letter. Prequalification allows buyers to determine how much of a loan they will most likely be approved for. This makes the search for a home a lot easier and may help a bid go through more smoothly.

Before buying a home, consider how resellable the home will be. Odds are that a buyer will not stay in a home forever, so at some point, the home will have to be sold again. Never buy the worst house in the best neighborhood because it will look less desirable in comparison. On the other hand, never buy the best house in the neighborhood because the location may not make the home's value appreciate as rapidly.


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