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Very Best Advice and Strategies For Buying Tempe Homes for Sale


 Why settle for less when you can have it all when looking at Tempe homes for sale? Whether you are new to Tempe, Arizona or upgrading from an apartment to a single family home, you can bet your bottom dollar that you will find exactly what you need. There are a great number of things you can do to make looking for your new home much, much easier. If you are a first-time home buyer, you may be unsure of what to expect. However, being an informed consumer can save your thousands of dollars in the long run. 

Because Tempe is home to Arizona State University, there are a large number of college students living in the area. This has caused an increase of luxury condo's being built to accommodate college professors and other working professionals around the Tempe Town Lake area. If you want to live in the suburbs, in family friendly communities, you may want to concentrate your search for Tempe homes for sale om the southern-most section of Tempe.  

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The homes that are located in the central area of Tempe are most often rented out to college students.  That said, being clear on where you want to live and what your needs are will help to speed up the home buying process for you. Take time to create a list of what features and amenities you want. Be sure to distinguish between your needs and your wants. Items to include on your list include number of bathrooms and bedrooms, size of yard, garage, and pool just to name a few.


Enlist the help of a reputable Realtor familiar with Tempe homes for sale on the market.  

 Hiring a Realtor means you will have someone on your side when it comes to negotiating the price of the home.  It is important to remember the listing agents have the best interest of the seller at heart. In other words, never disclose your information to the seller's agent.  

The goal of the listing agent is to get their seller the best possible price for their home. You should never let the agent know you can pay full price for the home or more. The listing agent can advise the seller not to accept less than the full price for the home. Have your own buyer's agent who will represent you instead of the seller. Your realtor will keep your sensitive information protected.


Be sure to thoroughly research lenders in the Tempe area.

 Find out what the lender has to offer before you sign on the dotted line. A good rule of thumb is to interview no less than three different lenders before making a commitment on a loan. Go through the pre-approval process the moment you pick your lender. They will have a set of qualifying factors that you will need to meet in order to get a pre-approval letter.  Basically this will give you specific insight into how much house you can afford.  What's more there are quite a few sellers who will only allow you to view their homes if you have been pre-approved for your loan ahead of time.  


Get all of your paperwork in order to make the loan application process go a lot smoother.

 Documents that most lenders ask for include tax returns from the last couple of years, recent bank statements and proof of employment. The more prepared you are, the better your chances of finding Tempe homes for sale that you can easily afford.  You should also obtain copies of your current report from each of three major credit reporting agencies- Experian, TransUnion and Equifax.  


Only check out three to four Tempe homes for sale in any given day

 Because one of the biggest mistakes a potential buyer can make is viewing too many homes in one day.  This can be overwhelming and you run the risk of getting each of the homes mixed up and finding it difficult to remember all the details.  When you tone down the number of homes you search for then you have a better chance of remembering details and making an informed decision.


Prepare yourself for closing costs.

 In short, get an idea of how much you will need to set aside to cover closing costs.  Your lender will be able to help you determine what you will save before you write and offer on the home.  As you already know, Tempe homes for sale offer a lot of variety, so it is critical that you research the area you want to live very carefully.  Consider your daily commute to work and schools.  Think about how close you want to be to shopping and major airports.

And this is just a few things you can do to make the home buying process go off without a hitch.  Frankly, there are many Tempe homes for sale that may fit your criteria.  Go ahead and take this advice and use it simplify buying your new home in the Valley of the Sun.

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