It is still a great time to buy real estate in the Metro Phoenix area. To spite critically low inventory, interest rates remain historically low and our cost of housing is below the national average. There's always a lot of talk about how buying real estate is the biggest investment most people ever make. Whereas this is often true, don't let these words intimidate you into thinking the purchase process is more risky and taxing than it really is. Today's technology has made the real estate due diligence and buying process easier than ever. The contracts which the professional real estate industry use are designed to be fair to all parties while protecting the buyers rights several different ways. When combined with the assistance of an experienced real estate professional, the buying process is much simpler, informative and more "hands on" for buyers than ever. Allow these links to help familiarize yourself with some of the essential buying elements.