Ten Stephenville Home Buying Tips

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Stephenville home buying tipsWhen purchasing a home in the Stephenville area, it is imperative that a home buyer be equipped with the right information. Read the following tips for buying a home.

Tip 1- Buying a home offers the tax incentives of homeownership and is typically one of the best investments a person can make.

Tip 2- Make sure to purchase a home that will only increase in value as the years go by. If you plan on selling the home, you will want the value to have gone up when it is placed back on the market.

Tip 3- Use a buyer’s agent that will be contracted by you and has the responsibility to represent your best interests.

Tip 4- Choose a real estate agent that has knowledge of the neighborhood you are seeking to purchase property in and has experience working with buyers.

Tip 5- Make sure to buy or sell your home when interest rates are at their lowest. Though a particular asking price may sound expensive, with the right interest rates, it may be affordable.

Tip 6- Always hire a professional home inspector to inspect the house beforehand and provide you with a written report of any possible repair costs.

Tip 7- There can be the potential for mutually beneficial opportunities available with the seller, so learn as much as you can about them.

Tip 8- Research the available mortgage options at your disposal before making any offers.

Tip 9- Make sure you are prepared to negotiate and negotiate well. You are ultimately the person who will be making the last financial decisions, and it is important to note how much you are willing to spend.

Tip 10- Keep up to date on negotiating techniques, home buying trends and the neighborhoods that will fit your needs. Additionally, keep copies of any written paperwork.

If you’re interested in any other advice on Stephenville area real estate, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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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!!”