Many home buyers get caught up in the image of their dream home without taking their budget much into consideration. This can have several negative effects on the home buying process, including disappointment and financial difficulties. Staying within a budget is extremely important, while still finding the home that’s right for you. Finding the right Stephenville home for you can be quite attainable with these tips and a chat with your local real estate professional.
The first thing you should do before looking for a home is to get pre-approved for a mortgage. Getting pre-approved won’t guarantee you’ll get a loan or set anything in stone, but it’s a great way to get a ballpark estimate of how much money you’ll be able to spend on your new Stephenville home, according to online real estate platform frontdoor.com. Having this range will allow you to search for a home with certain qualities you’re looking for without having to do any guesswork on the price you can afford.
Speaking of searching for qualities in a potential home, another thing you can do to seriously benefit your home search is to make a list of all the things you want in a home. Sort these aspects by importance so you have a clear understanding on paper of the things that are going to make the biggest impact in your choice of a home. Also, make a list of things you are and aren’t that happy with in your current residence. That way, you avoid having the same problem in your new residence, but can look for consistencies with aspects of your current home that you like.
With these ideas and a ballpark average of what you can afford to pay, you’ll be well-armed against most of the pitfalls of home buying. Contact us to get the ball rolling on the purchase of your new Stephenville, Texas home. We have helped countless home buyers and would love to help you as well.
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“Desiree Bridges went above and beyond to help us first time home buyers go through the, at times stressful, process. She constantly followed up on items and helped us stay on track, along with the bank and seller. Throughout the entire process she was professional, knowledgeable, and trustworthy. She took our complete lack of real estate knowledge in stride and answered every question. We never had to worry that something was slipping through the cracks on her end. And now we are satisfied home owners. Highly recommend and if I were gonna to buy another one I’d go with Miss Desiree again at Hayden Real Estate!!”
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“Jamie Stockstill held my hand through the entire process. Being a first time home buyer I had a million questions but she was always there, no matter what time of day, to answer my calls or texts. I always felt like she was working for my best interest. I will recommend her to anyone I come across looking to buy or sell.”