The decision to make a home purchase is different for everyone. Some need to buy immediately because of a job transfer or because they just sold their home. For others it’s not as urgent, maybe they are looking for a second home or perhaps an investment property to bring in extra income. If you have a time frame in mind, you have a goal in place and the process of finding the ideal Fountain Hills home for you can go rather quickly. How long does it take? Well that depends on you, but I have seen people find the right home in a matter of days for others it can take several weeks, but either way I firmly believe that if you are actively looking for more than 90 days, you either have your sights set too high or you aren’t a serious buyer.
Ninety days is plenty of time to get a sense of the Fountain Hills real estate market as far as what you can get for your money and the amenities offered in the area. If you aren’t giving homes a second look and haven’t written any offers, chances are what you are looking for doesn’t exist. I’m not saying you should run out and settle for something you don’t want, but if you really want your preferred location you just might have to adjust your needs and wants to what is available, either your price point needs to come up and/or your priorities need to change.
We are in a perfect storm as far as buying a home here in Fountain Hills. The inventory is plentiful, the interest rates are low, and we are in a balanced market which is neither favoring sellers or buyers, for the first time in probably 10 years we are seeing a somewhat normal market.
Now I’m going to share with you some words of wisdom. If you have done what I have mentioned above and adjusted your criteria, you may start seeing many homes that fit the bill. If you see something you love, DON’T wait, because our Fountain Hills real estate market can move really fast. Good homes don’t stay on the market long, and what I mean by long is, that home may be swooped up in a matter of days, sometimes even hours. So if you find the a home with 90% of what you are looking for, jump on it!
So are you a serious buyer? If so, get your finances in order and call me at 480 888 6708!!! If you need a recommendation for a lender, I can help you with that too. I have over 10 years helping buyers and sellers navigate the real estate market. I’d love to help you find that perfect Fountain Hills home. You can contact me anytime via email or call/text me at 480 888 6708.