Home Buying Process | McKenna St. Onge Tucson Real Estate - Southern Arizona

Home Buying Process

There are so many things to consider when buying a new home. Do you want a new construction or an existing home? How large of a space do you need? What amenities do you require? To which neighborhood should you narrow your search?

Below is an overview guide of the home buying process (If you would like company to go through the steps more in-depth please contact McKenna):

  • Cash or Financing: If you aren’t paying all cash for the purchase then you will need to get pre-approved by a mortgage lender. It’s important to do this prior to looking at homes so that you will have an idea of what you can afford.

  • What’s Important to You: Determine what specifications you want in a home: the number of bedrooms, the number of bathrooms, garage, backyard, etc. It’s helpful to make two priority lists: one of must-have options, and the other items you would like to have, but are willing to compromise on.

  • What Area(s) Fit You Best: Decide which areas and communities you prefer. Use my online guides (link) to learn more about each of my service areas. Things to consider:

  • Schools, Traffic, Zoning, Work commute, Crime rate, ,Shopping, Dining, Resale Value

  • Preview Available Homes: A home tour will be designed around your direct input and specific criteria

  • Negotiate the Purchase: Once you have found the right home McKenna will negotiate on your behalf

  • Complete Inspections: Hire certified inspectors to conduct a thorough inspection of the home.

  • Request Repairs: Use the inspection reports to negotiate repairs to be completed by the seller. Don’t worry, McKenna will be there to guide you!

  • Final Walkthrough: This ensures that the requested repairs were completed, no new damage has occurred since the contract’s inception and all the previous owners’ belongings have been removed from the premises according to the purchase contract.

  • Closing: You will sign documents to officially take ownership of the property.

  • Moment of Truth: McKenna personally delivers the keys to your new home once it has been recorded!