Finding Your Tucson Style - 5 Home Buying Tips

Real Estate Agent with Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes BR564219000

I love Active Rain and through the years it has brought me many a customer, endless education, laughs, camaraderie with fellow professionals, and so much more.

However, as the years go by, there's always a few articles that have me scratching my head.

Today, I clicked on a post about Real Estate tips...and found something of a conundrum.

It was about STYLE, not real estate.  The right fit, what's stylish, what colors to wear, the little black dress, foundation garments...etc.

After I read it a few times, I found myself tying that stylish prose into real estate and for some punny fun, did a re-imagining of the blog posting.

Fit:  As a buyer, are you trying to put a round peg in a square hole?  In reduced inventory markets, I've found many, many buyers trying to make a house work.  What ARE your priorities and criteria?  Talking with a real estate agent about what's important to you can hep you to keep your eye on the right fit for you. Contrary to television shows and funny comedy skits where we can be portrayed as a bit of a farce - we really are looking out for the best fit for YOU!  

Style: Do you like an older home, something new, something historic, ...these things are important.  How about a fix-up versus new construction - are you handy?  Does your budget include repairs and maintenance for home ownership?

Trends:  These are funny.  For a while, brown kitchens were the rage, then all white, than farmhouse....trends are constantly changing.
Beware the purchase screaming TRENDY!  I remember my mother cautioning me against FADS in school photos.  Yep....can everyone remember big hair or 90's grunge...or, or, or. Keep in mind that trends and taste changes and don't get sucked into the latest craze.

The little black dress:  I liken this to a home that just fits. Ageless, timeless, goes with everything.  Working with a REALTOR can help you to find your little black dress.  Or, black pants and white shirt...

Foundational garments:  After you make an offer on your home, you have the due diligence period and inspection timeline to check out material facts.  How IS the foundation, the roof, the HVAC system, etc.  ANYthing that matters to you should be examined and researched during your inspection period.  This is the time where you and your agent can negotiate for repairs, replacements, or perhaps a monetary credit, or even change your mind about the contract.  Talk to your agent for more details on this.

Need help finding your "style" in Tucson?  Color me in.

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Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes


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Comments (3)

Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Great information, thanks for sharing.  I hope you have a great day.

Aug 16, 2022 02:42 AM
Cara Marcelle Mancuso

You too, Richard Weeks, enjoy the day

Aug 17, 2022 09:46 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:


Enjoyed your blog page, and I added you as a friend. I would love the follow back. Thanks Bill

Aug 16, 2022 12:21 PM
Cara Marcelle Mancuso

Thank you Bill Salvatore - East Valley .  I will go check out your blog!!

Aug 17, 2022 09:47 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great information.   Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day!

Sep 23, 2022 07:38 AM