Here are just a few of the questions buyers have been asking us and some quick answers to help us keep the conversation going on your purchase at Mariposa in Chandler.
A common misconception is that buyers must have a substantial down payment to purchase a new home. Today’s reality is that a variety of programs exist to help buyers reduce the down payment amount and, in some circumstances, depending on available programs and subject to qualification, buyers may even be able to put $0 down!
HOA stands for “Homeowners Association”. In residential communities with an HOA, owners are required to pay a monthly fee to the HOA to cover costs including the cost of short and long term upkeep for common areas and services such as streets, parks, landscaping and community recreation centers. Mariposa's HOA fee covers a range of recreational amenities and all common area landscaping and maintenance. The single-family homeowners will have a monthly assessment of approximately $100 per month.
A good credit score does help with qualifying for a home loan. However, if your credit score isn’t where you want it to be, you may still be able to purchase a home. Lenders work with buyers at all levels of credit score and, if you have some time before you purchase, you can take certain actions now that may improve your credit score by the time you are ready to purchase. You can also have a trusted family member or friend co-sign on the loan to make the process easier.
If you are ready to pre-qualify or have questions about the process, our preferred lending partners are FBC Mortgage, LLC and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. To contact our Loan Consultants, please email Margaret Livingston at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tekla Shive at email@example.com. Please note that pre-qualification is only a preliminary qualification based on limited information and you will have to go through a more detailed qualification process to obtain final loan approval.
The term “property taxes” actually includes a variety of different taxes and assessments charged against real property including, but not limited to a tax on the value of the property, various fees and costs of maintenance of certain public facilities assessments, and Mello-Roos special taxes. The combined primary and secondary tax rate for Mariposa's subdivision for the year 2020 are $11.2866 per $100 of assessed value.
Depending on the amount of down payment and loan terms, mortgage payments at Mariposa may be comparable to monthly rent for a two bedroom residence in the Chandler area. Also, there may be tax advantages to home ownership to consider. Contact your CPA (Certified Public Accountant) to learn more!
Reach out to our Homebuying Counselor Justyna Korczynski at Mariposa@NWHM.com or (480) 708-8328.
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