Do you know how to buy a home in Scottsdale AZ???

If you are looking to buy a home in Scottsdale AZ- it’s a great time! So the question is, do you know what you’re doing? If not that’s okay, we do! We’re here to help. There are some things you can do to prepare. Here are some things to start thinking about as you begin the exciting process of how to buy a home and becoming a first time home owner in Scottsdale!

Step #1 GET PRE-APPROVED FOR A LOAN!
You would think maybe that this is something that comes after deciding what kind of house you want. You don’t want to waste time with homes that are out of your budget, knowing what you’ll be able to spend can help you cut to the chase and keep you in a realistic frame of mind.  Find out how much you have to work with and then go from there, it’s the first step to buy a home in Scottsdale AZ.

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To get an preapproved for a loan, contact a lender (we can provide you with several great referrals of Loan Officers we’ve worked with in the past), tell them your looking at buying a home and would like a preliminary estimate. The lender will look at: assets, credit history and income. They’ll give you a pre-approved loan estimate in about 10-15 minutes.  After that you should have a good idea of the price range of houses you will be able to afford when you buy a home in Scottsdale AZ.

Step #2 Know What you Want
Do your homework! Some things to consider would be how bedrooms and bathrooms you’ll need as well as what kind of home you want (single family home, townhome or condo), whether you want a pool, a single story or two story home and more.Once you have an idea of the kind of home you want/can afford… what neighborhood do you want to find that home in?

When buying a home it’s important to think about where you work, where your friends and family live, places you go on a regular basis.  Take a Saturday or Sunday to go explore those neighborhoods and look at what kind of homes are there. By spending a little bit of time driving around you should get a good idea of the home and neighborhood you want to live in. 

Buy a Home in Scottsdale AZ

Now you know about how much you’re going to be spending and what kind of houses you want to look at. These two steps are the first part of buying a home that you can do on your own.  After this you need to find a Scottsdale real estate agent and actually go house hunting.  Read on for the next few steps and tips on finding an Scottsdale Arizona Realtor® that will help you find exactly what your looking for and teach you how to buy a home in Scottsdale AZ.

We’d love to hear your story and help you buy a home in Scottsdale AZ or wherever you choose to live. If you have specific questions on how to buy a home in Scottsdale AZ or if you’re prepapproved and ready to start looking at houses.  Contact us online or call your Scottsdale Arizona Realtor® Jason Dawson at 480.442.9809.