Getting Ready to Buy

Preparation Is Key

With so much information available at your fingertips, you may already be doing a lot of your own research, but here are a few things to keep in mind while you get started.

Determine Your Price Range
The best place to start when buying a Phoenix home is to find out how much house you can afford. Your Cusick Group real estate agent can refer you to a loan officer who can assist you with determining how much of a down payment you can afford, along with a monthly payment you are comfortable with, and the type of loan that fits your needs best. Serious buyers who are highly motivated should go through the effort of getting pre-approved; not only will this allow you to focus your Arizona home search, but it will also position you as a serious buyer in the eyes of sellers when the time comes to make an offer. Check out our Mortgage 101 section for more information about financing.

Make A List And Prioritize
Imagine your ideal home and community. Now make a list of everything you envisioned. Then take that list and break it down from high to low priority. High-priority items are the things you cannot live without in your new home. Lower-priority items are those that are an added bonus, but not necessary. Your list can include things such as: number of bedrooms, need for a yard, style of home, and access to schools and shopping.

Tour Homes In Person or View Them Online
Some people look at several homes before finding just the right one. And others find “the one” immediately. Thanks to the internet, you can streamline your search process significantly by checking out homes for sale online. And when you’re ready, a Cusick Group agent can tour homes with you on your schedule and create a personal checklist for each one. If you’re not quite ready to start working with an agent, you can visit open houses and preview everything that’s for sale in your market right here on or you can fill out our DreamFinder Home form and we'll do the Phoenix realty search on your behalf.

Please fill out the Dream Home Finder real estate form below

If you are looking for the perfect Southeast Valley area home, but not quite sure how to narrow down the search, you've come to the right place. By filling out the simple real estate request form below, a Cusick Group agent will start a comprehensive Arizona real estate search on your behalf to find the home you've been looking for. Please note that there is no obligation and your information will be kept strictly confidential. We will contact you with the initial results of our home search in the local Phoenix real estate market.