New Year, New Home: 3 Tips for Homebuyers.

New Year, New Home: 3 Tips for Homebuyers.

Posted 01/04/2019

As we settle into 2019, one thing’s for sure: it’s time for New Year’s resolutions. The promise of a new year brings with it the energy and motivation for change. For a fresh start. For ways to better yourself and your life.

Perhaps your resolutions include taking more time to relax, starting a new workout regime or moving into that new home you’ve been wanting. Below are a few tips to help you find that new home—one that will fit your lifestyle and your budget.

Location: The old real estate adage “location, location, location” still rings true today. Finding a home that matches your needs includes so much more than what’s between your four walls—the community and neighborhood that surround it are just as important. What else makes a location great? Its access to transportation corridors and major employment hubs. Its short distance to shopping, dining and entertainment options. Its nearby recreational opportunities, including parks, hiking and biking trails, walking paths and sports complexes.

Be sure to research the schools in the areas you’re considering as well. Living near high-performing schools not only offers better educational resources for children but also contributes to higher resale values in many cases. Not sure where to start? Check out the Great Schools website to see how the schools in your preferred area fare.

Incentives: Depending on when you buy, you may be able to take advantage of various builder incentives offered throughout the year. For example, Maracay is giving Arizona home shoppers the opportunity to capitalize on a low interest rate with its new rate lock promotion. Home shoppers who purchase from select move-in ready homes by Jan. 31 can lock in their interest rate at 4.75% (4.772% APR), providing significant savings for years to come.

Financing: Financing is a key step when buying your new home. And, despite popular belief, it doesn’t have to be a difficult process. Maracay’s preferred mortgage lender, TRI Pointe Connect, has the right tools and expert advice to help guide home shoppers through the process.

For more information on Maracay and its rate lock promotion, please visit or contact Maracay’s New Home Specialists at