Things To Check For Before Purchasing: Part 2

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I want to expand on our previous posts and offer a few more suggestions for things to look into before purchasing. Sometimes as potential homeowners the excitement of purchasing a home overrides our better judgement and we jump into homes prematurely. Although Arizona state law demands that realtors be transparent and forthcoming about the history of the home, there are still aspects we must look into for ourselves, or hire a contractor to investigate for us before purchasing.

  • Check for mold. Although most Arizona homeowners don’t think of mold being an issue here in this dry state, the fact is mold is quite prevalent in Arizona. Winters never get cold enough to kill mold like they do in most states, so mold is able to thrive throughout the year here in AZ. Though there is not a lot of humidity in Arizona, water from a leaky pipe or an overflowed toilet from years ago can leave enough water beneath your floor or walls to provide a perfect environment for mold. It is always wise to have a specialists do an air quality check to check for airborne mold spores, to determine if mold is present in your home. If you live in Arizona call our friends at phoenixwaterdamage.org to give you comprehensive mold evaluation, if you live else where search the internet for well rated water restoration companies. It’s important you find a company with good ratings that will give you an honest assessment of your spore levels, and doesn’t suggest you get services you don’t need (which happens more than you would like to think).

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Things To Check For Before Purchasing: Part 1

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Purchasing a home, especially for first time home buyers can be daunting and sometimes even scary. Thinking you fond the perfect deal and the pressure of realtors can lead some homebuyers into situations where they wish they could turn back time. I want to briefly discuss somethings homebuyers should be mindful of before purchasing. Not all of these apply and may depend on your locale, but these are great things to keep in mind before purchasing. Read More

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Home Owners Association

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I want to talk about something that I hear a lot about on a weekly basis, and that is home owners associations. Home owner associations have gotten a lot of grief over the past few decades and I just want to quickly remind readers of their intention, to maintain property value. I know the fact that homeowners associations dictating what color you paint your home and how long you grown your hedges can feel a bit overbearing, but it’s all with the intention of maintaining the value of the neighborhood. I’m not saying that certain HOA’s don’t get ahead of themselves and start a cult like culture in a neighborhood, I have definitely seen this happen. However most homeowners associations are well intended and in a position to serve you and not hinder you.  Read More

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