Practical Advice for New Homeowners

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Erath County homeownersWhen purchasing a new home, take time to make a list of your top priorities for the property. If you like entertaining, make sure to look for houses with large living rooms or backyards. If you want a home close to shopping malls and other services, look for houses in urban locations. Everyone has different priorities, and it is important to take these things into account when searching for your Erath County-area dream home.


  • Even if you secure a loan that will allow you to buy an enormous house, stop and think for a second. Are you able to afford the payments that will come with purchasing more than you need? If yes, then great, but if not, then it is recommended that you purchase less than what you can afford. This will allow for you to be able to make your mortgage payments as well as have money left over.


  • With money that you do have left over after moving into your new home, you can take care of any maintenance issues that may arise unexpectedly. You never know when large or small appliances such as a water heater or furnace may need to be replaced.


  • Try to take on as many home improvements as you can before moving in. Though you may think you will get to theses small repairs once you move in, often times they are over looked, so it is better to take on any problems early on.


  • Keep a copy of your mortgage agreement and make sure to read and understand every single page. This agreement will have you bound for years to come and it is essential that you understand exactly what you are agreeing to.


If you’d like to hear more about homes in the Erath County area, please get in touch with our team of real estate professionals. We’d love to discuss your Erath County home-buying options.

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