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Will I need an attorney?

Will I need an attorney?

Will you need an attorney to buy or sell a house? In Arizona, an attorney is not required to be part of a real estate transaction. Real estate licensees are legally allowed to write contracts as part of their representation of clients. However, agents are NOT allowed...
Mortgage FAQ’s

Mortgage FAQ’s

Part of the complexity of buying a home is the mortgage loan process.  This is made even more difficult by the ever-changing guidelines that lenders have for loan qualification.  This video with a local Tucson lender helps demystify some of the issues around...
Active Adult 55+ Communities in the Tucson Area

Active Adult 55+ Communities in the Tucson Area

If you’re considering retiring in the Tucson area or even want to purchase a winter home, you will have ample options available to you. Here are a few of the most popular active adult communities in the Tucson area: Green Valley Green Valley is a 55+ community that...
Should you Buy a BRAND NEW Home?

Should you Buy a BRAND NEW Home?

At some point in the process of buying a home, you may become frustrated with the selection and start to consider a brand new home. There are many benefits to doing this, not the least of which is that you’ll have a several-year warranty on your major systems and...
Your Earnest Money Check

Your Earnest Money Check

One of the first things you will do when you buy a new home is deposit your earnest money check. If you are paying cash, the source of your earnest money is more or less irrelevant. However, if you have a home loan for your purchase (like most buyers do), the lender...
How your Home’s Condition Affects your Bottom Line

How your Home’s Condition Affects your Bottom Line

Now that the holiday season is behind us many of us are turning our thoughts towards home repair or remodeling. If you are considering these types of projects in preparation to sell your home you will be thinking differently than if you are remodeling for your own...
Touring a Home When you’re Not in Tucson

Touring a Home When you’re Not in Tucson

MANY people relocate to Tucson, Arizona for retirement or for a job. So what happens if you need to relocate but don’t have the time to spend weeks here looking for the perfect home for you? Thanks to modern technology, there is a solution that works very well and...
Potential Appraisal Issues

Potential Appraisal Issues

Thinking of selling your home soon? In addition to getting your home pre-inspected, consider how an appraiser will view your home. Most buyers today obtain home loans which makes the appraisal an important part of a real estate transaction. Appraisers will consider...
Should I Sell my home “By Owner”?

Should I Sell my home “By Owner”?

Looking at the commission on a real estate transaction makes many reasonable people consider listing their homes themselves and just advertising them with a yard sign and on a couple of online sites. If you have a background as a real estate agent or an attorney, this...
Finding the Right Real Estate Agent

Finding the Right Real Estate Agent

Real estate agents are, by nature, salespeople.  While many are not salesly about selling homes, they certainly can be salesly about selling themselves.  This is because agents are perpetually applying for a new job. As they finish transactions with their clients,...

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