Location, Location, Location- Find Your Next Home in Stephenville

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Choosing the right community is absolutely the most important first step in purchasing a home. Liz Gray at HGTV Front Door suggests figuring out what you’re looking for, doing the appropriate research and finding a neighborhood that fits your ideal description. In short, she suggests you become a “neighborhood detective.” There are five key steps to accomplish this:

  1. Profile Your Neighborhood: Ask key questions of yourself in order to establish a location: how close do you want it to be to your work? Do you have children or are you planning on building a family in this location? Are you looking for an outdoor community or do you prefer having shops and amenities within walking distance? Do you want a newer home or one with history?
  2. Target Your Neighborhood: Make a list of the areas which meet the majority of your criteria
  3. Assemble Characteristics: Crime rate statistics, parks and recreational areas, number of schools and reputation and neighborhood associations may all be important factors
  4. Visit the Neighborhoods: Drive and walk through the neighborhoods at different times of the day and night in order to get a sense of the place
  5. Select Your Location: Rank the neighborhoods and begin your search

And while these are all important steps, we’d like to add a sixth: align yourself with an area expert. We can help you identify those areas and neighborhoods within Stephenville which will appeal to your desired characteristics. We have, in short, streamlined the search process for a large number of home buyers across Erath County for years. And given that so many of the area homes and regions are unique, your search will be better informed. If you’d care to share your criteria with us, give us a ring today to begin the search for a the right house for sale in Stephenville.

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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!!”