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Before buying a home, there are several things you should know that will help make the process go smoothly. Of course, one of your first steps should be to find a knowledgeable Realtor who is able to help you every step of the way.

As a specialist in the Queen Creek and San Tan Valley real estate market, and a resident of the area, I can share my insight with you and help you find just the right home you have been hoping for. I firmly believe, even though it’s one of life’s biggest decisions, buying a home should be a fun journey. I’d like to guide you through this exciting process.

Whether you are buying a home for the first time or you’ve been down this road before, each time you buy a home, there is always something new to learn. For that reason,  I’ve put together some tips to help you plan for your new purchase:

  • Credit Score — It’s very important to know what your credit score is. Interest rates and other buying factors are determined by your average score number.
  • Property Type — When buying a home, know what you want for both the short- and long-term. Will it be your primary residence for years down the road? Will it be a two-year flip to capture equity? When you determine your future in the home, it will help direct us both to the ideal properties for your needs.
  • Value — You will learn the official value of the home you’re interested in during the appraisal process, but it’s good to know what it’s worth before you even consider buying it. It will help you make decisions such as how much to offer on the first pass and how high you’re willing to go.
  • Can I afford it? — Knowing what you can afford to buy will save so much time on your home buying journey. By getting pre-approved for a home loan, you will know which price range you should stick to. And it can prevent potential heartache if you fall in love with a home that doesn’t fit into your range.

So, if you’re considering buying a home, give me, Big Mike ,a call. I am eager to walk you through everything you need to know before, during and after buying a home. I would love to help you find the home of your dreams, so you can get settled into your home-sweet-home as quickly as possible.