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Form updated: February 2018

Buyer Advisory in Spanish

Actualizado: Febrero 2018

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Content and website addresses (links) within the Buyer Advisory were up-to-date at the time of posting, but may change periodically without notice. If you find a link that is broken, please email Jan Steward with the details.

REMINDER: This Advisory is supplemental to obtaining professional property inspections. Professional property inspections are absolutely essential; there is no practical substitute for a professional inspection as a measure to discover and investigate defects or shortcomings in a property.

Revisions as of August 2017:

  • Pg. 8, #13 – Indoor Environmental Concerns, Drug Labs
    • Previously, this section discussed the location of property addresses for unredmediated properties where methamphetamines or other illicit drugs were manufactured. Due to a change in Arizona law, the Board of Technical Registration (BTR) no longer is responsible for maintaining a list of unremediated properties. The information and website was changed to reflect the possible health and environmental risks associated with drug laboratories.
  • Pg. 12 – Wire Fraud
    • A disclosure for Wire Fraud was previously added to the Buyer Advisory. The following is a description of the information that can be accessed via the newly provided links.

      The first address links to a joint publication from the National Association of REALTORS® and the Federal Trade Commission reminding the public that, “scammers sometimes use emails to rob home buyers of their closing costs and personal information.” This article describes how scammers can obtain information, what NOT to do with email communications and in the event of a scam, who to contact. Read more here.The second address, linking to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), describes how homebuyers may be the target of email scammers in an attempt to steal the homebuyer’s down payment and/or closing costs. This occurs when the scammer poses as an escrow officer or a party to a transaction, providing last minute changes to the closing process, such as wiring instructions. Read more here.

      The links contained in the Buyer Advisory periodically change without notice. If you find a link that is broken, or if you have a recommendation to other websites that you feel would be beneficial for the Buyer Advisory, please contact Jan Steward.

    REALTORS®: To ensure that your clients receive only the latest version of the Buyer Advisory, we recommend that you copy the link below and paste it into an email to your client. When your client clicks this link, they will automatically read the current version on file.


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    Buyer Acknowledgment & Disclaimer

    Buyer acknowledges that there may be other disclosure issues of concern not listed in this Advisory. Buyer is responsible for making all necessary inquiries and consulting the appropriate persons or entities prior to the purchase of any property.

    The information in this Advisory is provided with the understanding that it is not intended as legal or other professional services or advice. These materials have been prepared for general informational purposes only. The information and links contained herein may not be updated or revised for accuracy. If you have any additional questions or need advice, please contact your own lawyer or other professional representative.

    If you know of any websites that you feel would be beneficial for the Buyer Advisory, please contact Jan Steward.

    Buyer Advisory in Spanish

    Consultor de comprador


    El comprador reconoce que puede haber otras divulgaciones importantes que no aparezcan en esta Guía de Asesoría. El comprador tiene la responsabilidad de hacer todas las averiguaciones necesarias y consultar con las personas o entidades pertinentes antes de realizar la compra de cualquier propiedad.

    Esta Guía de Asesoría se suministra con el entendimiento que estos consejos no constituyen servicios o consejos legales o de peritos. Estos materiales se han preparado únicamente como información general. La información y los enlaces que contiene esta Guía no pueden actualizarse ni revisarse para verificar su exactitud. Si usted tiene alguna pregunta adicional o necesita asesoría profesional, por favor contacte a un abogado u otro profesional de su elección.

    Descargo de responsabilidad

    Este documento ha sido traducido del idioma inglés al idioma español. Se proporciona esta traducción con el entendimiento expreso de que la Arizona Association of REALTORS® (“AAR”) no está prestando el consejo o servicios legales ni otro consejo o servicios profesionales. La AAR no hace ninguna exposición respecto a la exactitud o lo completo de la información contenido en esto y expresamente niega toda responsabilidad de cualquier pérdida o daño relacionado con el uso de esta traducción.

    Translation Disclaimer

    This document has been translated from the English language to the Spanish language. This translation is provided with the express understanding that the Arizona Association of REALTORS® (“AAR”) is not rendering legal or other professional services or advice. AAR makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained herein and expressly disclaims all liability for any damage or loss related to the use of this translation.

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