By the way, Realtors that read this post are welcome to call me as well and I can show you how this loan program can be closed just as smoothly as a domestic loan.
what area you r moving in Arizona ?
Congrats on the decision to move to the sun. You won't regret it.
You might find the info I put together on this website useful: http://www.yosthomes.com/Winter-Visitors-Active-Adults-and-F
Best of luck with the home search, let me know if there is anything I could do to help.
RE/MAX Casa Grande Yost Realty
Depending on your price range and what you want in a location
Is it strictly winter locale? Hobbies? Golf etc
Do you want a mountain or very desert like.
Or a compromise between the two?
We ended up choosing an area north of Tucson because of our interests. I.e. A little cooler, scenery golf and other amenities in community
You may end up finding a great agent but wrong locale
You will want to find a good Realtor to help you through the entire process. I also suggest that you speak with your tax accountant and attorney regarding your specific situation as this will make a difference. If we can be of help in your home search, please don't hesitate to contact us. You can search the official MLS for free through this site we provide: http://link.flexmls.com/ua70wacvime,12 If you have any questions on searching be sure to call!
Brenda & Ron Cunningham
**** Recognized in the Phoenix Business Journal as "One of the Top 50 Realtors in the Valley" ****
Arizona is very popular with Canadians right now. As of a recent study, there a more Canadians buying in Arizona than from any other US state. Why. See this link: http://arizonahomesland.com/canadianbuyersarizona.html
I encouragy you to visit and see some properties. In the meantime, feel free to check out homes for sale in Arizona for free: http://arizonahomesland.com/freearizonamlssearch.html
Arizona Homes and Land
Call me and I can give you their email's and you can talk w/them.
Better yet, please give me a call at 623-688-0044 so we can discuss your specific situation.
Feel free to contact me for a detailed book on the process. I recently closed 3 homes with Canadians
Arizona is a great place to live and we welcome you!
A few tips about buying in Arizona:
1. Buyers will need to be Pre-Qualified or have Proof of Funds for Cash
2. Choose a Buyers agent you enjoy and trust
3. Prepare for competitive offers on many properties today
4. Most all contracts allow Home Inspections to protect you
5. Closings take on average 30 - 45 days
6. Arizona is a beautiful place to live!!!!!!!!!
7. You do not have to shovel the heat!
Arizona Homes for Sale by a Guy from Iowa
All of the below 4 responses were just right. If you are planning on getting financing, you will need to speak with a lender who is knowledgeable with Canandians as suggested. Have you ever been to Arizona? Are you familiar with any areas of interest? Feel free to email or call with further questions. I am a native to Arizona and can assist you with your real estate wishes. Thank you for the inquiry,
First of all, you need to determine if you are going to purchase with all cash or seek a loan from a bank or mortgage lender. I have a few lenders that will give Canadians a loan here in the USA. Second, you will need to determine which area you want to live (disregard if you already know) in and this can only be done by traveling to Arizona. Third, you will need to interview a few Realtors that can help you with the purchase process and I would not recommend you trying to do this on your own. Basically, that should be all that you need know since the Realtor you hire should have all the additional contacts (Title/Escrow, home inspectors, contractors, home warranty, etc.) you would need to successfully purchase a home.
Please let me know if I can be of any additional assistance.
Sean Heideman, Realtor
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2929 North 44th Street, Suite 320
Phoenix, AZ 85018
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I think the best thing you can do when moving to a new area is to interview several real estate agents, ask a lot of tough questions and make sure you find someone who will work hard for you and who knows a lot about local market conditions and homes. Whatever you do, do not just go with the first person you talk to. Find the agent who really knows what he or she is doing.