What to check during your 10 day inspection period

The Arizona Home Buyer Advisory has been around for many years. It’s a useful tool provided by the Arizona Association of REALTORS® designed to make the purchase of real property as smooth as possible. We always share it with our home buying clients to make sure they understand home inspection issues relevant to a purchase. inspecting a home with the Arizona home buyer advisory

Some of the more common issues that a buyer may decide to investigate or verify concerning a property purchase are summarized in the Arizona Home Buyer Advisory:

1. Common documents a buyer should review;
2. Physical conditions in the property the buyer should investigate; and
3. Conditions affecting the surrounding area that the buyer should investigate.

Here’s a look at the entire Home Buyer Advisory complete with active links.

Also have a look at our homebuyers page.

The Arizona home buyer advisory is designed to assist home buyers in meeting their obligation to satisfy themselves about the condition and desirability of property they are interested in purchasing. Common issues home buyers often decide to investigate or verify (in addition to air conditioners, roofs, plumbing, and electrical) are summarized in this Advisory. In addition to investigating or verifying these common issues, the buyer should tell the licensee with whom they are working about any special concerns or issues the buyer may have regarding the condition of the property or surrounding area. Such special concerns may not be addressed in this Advisory.

Sample items in the Arizona home buyer advisory:

  • Professional Home Inspections
  • Pest and Dry Rot Inspection
  • Defective Products and Materials
  • Repairs and Remodels
  • Homebuyer Protection Act
  • Sewer and Septic Systems Wells
  • Underground Oil Storage Tanks
  • Environmental Hazards
  • Mold
  • Smoke Alarms
  • Carbon Monoxide Alarms
  • Deaths, Crimes, and External Conditions
  • Neighborhoods
  • Radon

Graphic about home buying advisoryDocument Inspection and Investigation

  • MLS Information
  • Seller’s Property Disclosure Statement
  • Purchase Contract
  • Financing
  • Title Report and Commitment
  • Homeowners’ Insurance
  • Flood Insurance Disclosure
  • Home Warranties
  • Square Footage and Acreage
  • Homeowners’ Association Documents, Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions
  • Lead-Based Paint Disclosure Form

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