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What Resources are the for Arizona Homebuyers?

The Residential Purchase Contract is designed to protect the buyer and give the buyer the opportunity to know exactly what they are getting into when buying a home in Arizona.  Michelle will walk you through the Residential Purchase Contract (known as the offer prior to agreement), line by line and explain the terms and what everything means before you submit it to the seller to purchase their property. This raises your level of understanding to a very high place so any anxiety is diminished. Of course, you won’t remember it all and the great thing about having a professional on your side is there is never a dumb question. Michelle is happy to answer your questions as often as necessary to make sure you feel as comfortable as possible throughout your transaction.

Homebuyer Inspections in Arizona Real Estate

There is an inspection process in Arizona that lasts for several days. It is recommended that you have a general home inspector go through the home you are buying. They will give you a very comprehensive report on the findings and there is an opportunity to ask the seller to make a few repairs if you disapprove.

Some of the tools available to the buyer are the following:

Buyer Advisory

The Buyer Advisory is an amazing tool that will support you in doing your “Due Diligence” also known as inspections. Not only does it point you to some amazing sites to research it can actually stimulate thought on things you might not have considered prior to reviewing this document. View Buyer Advisory 

Septic Documents

If a home you are buying or selling has a septic system, you will need an On-site Waste Water Addendum as part of your transaction. There is a transfer process that also must occur. You can view the transfer document here. There is a $50 fee required to do this and your septic professional and the title company will take care of the process as part of your title work. Arizona Septic Transfer

Learn more about Arizona Septic Systems

Affidavit of Disclosure

If you are buying or selling in an area of the County that is unincorporated (not city) and you don’t live in a subdivision, you will need to either fill out (seller) an affidavit of Disclosure or if you are the buyer, you will want to receive one that is notarized by the seller and record it with the deed. I would say 1 in 1,000 realtors know this. I have run across some great REALTORS® over the years and they did not know this so another reason to work with us.  View Affidavit of Disclosure 

Disclosures on Schools

If you have kids and want to explore schools there are several websites that can support you in this research. Niche is a great resource to find community information.  You can also go to the Arizona Department of education directly and research any school you might be interested in.

Toxic Mold in Arizona

Horse Property Appraisal

There are many other disclosures that will be provided to you by Michelle Shelton and the team at Life Real Estate including but not limited to Wire Transfer Fraud, Pool Disclosures, Market Fluctuations and more.

About Michelle

Michelle-Shelton

Michelle Shelton

Michelle Shelton is the owner and Designated Broker of Life Real Estate. She is the 2020 Vice-Chair and 2019 Treasurer of the Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service (ARMLS) and serves on the Board of Directors with Arizona Association of REALTORS® as well as West and Southeast REALTORS® of the Valley. Michelle is also on the Rules Committee at ARMLS and serves on various task forces for ARMLS. As treasurer, she was the 2019 Chair of the Audit Committee. Michelle is active in raising the bar in the real estate industry as a whole. She has a passion for people and the rights of homeowners.
Michelle is a top producing REALTOR® in the state of Arizona.

As a Public Speaker and Writer, she has written for various magazine and trade publications and speaks Nationwide regarding the loss of her son, grief, and emotional health.

She is a Certified Negotiations Expert, Master Practitioner of NLP, and has attended Accredited Buyer classes and is a real estate instructor with Internal Dynamics Real Estate School.

Michelle enjoys time with her husband and family, Farm animals, writing, gardening, reading, and is a huge fan of personal growth.

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