Buying a HomeFinding a good fit for you and your family
Before buying a home, the first thing you need to decide is what part of the valley you want to live in? Phoenix is a huge area and different parts of town cater to different lifestyles and amenities. Some things to consider are: Where do your friends and family live? How far is it to your work? Are there parts of your lifestyle that you want to accommodate like outdoor activities or maybe nightlife?
One thing often overlooked is how you position yourself for when you are ready to move again. You should look for negative things such as busy streets, nearby train tracks, proximity to an airport, power lines, abandoned properties, and anything else that might turn off a future potential buyer. These things not only affect you as the buyer but also as a potential seller.
Lastly, be thorough and ask lots of questions. There are so many moving parts to a real estate transaction. If you are unsure about anything just ask. There will be inspections, HOA, impound fees and many other things that you may or may not know about. That is another reason to work with a professional that you trust.