Finding the right Stephenville, Texas home is a very achievable task if you put in the time and effort. Here are some tips to help you on your way to finding the Stephenville home for you; but, make sure to do plenty of research and consult a qualified real estate professional if you’re second guessing yourself or have any questions.
First, make sure you’re pre-approved for a home and have a down payment prepared. A 20% down payment is the industry standard, according to the New York Times, if you want to get a good mortgage rate. Also, don’t spend every last penny you have on your deposit—there will be other costs in the transaction of buying a home and possible repairs to be made, and you don’t want to go underwater on your mortgage.
Before looking for a specific house, you might want to try finding the right neighborhood first. Do some research and drive around and find a few neighborhoods in Stephenville you like before setting your sights on a house. The right house in the wrong neighborhood isn’t going to be worth it for you in the long run.
When looking at houses, develop a “maybe” list of potential homes and take their picture. This will be a good reference instead of trying to remember each home you look at. This also ensures that you won’t forget any homes that you were considering.
Don’t judge a house 100% based on aesthetics. If you find a Stephenville home that is in good shape and meets all of your space requirements, but you leave it by the wayside due to bad wallpaper or carpet, you might be missing out. Small, aesthetic renovations can be completed in a weekend and will completely redeem a house, not to mention raise its value. Fixer-uppers are often overlooked due to small, easy fixes.
If you’re in the process of searching for or buying a house, we’d love to be of assistance to you. Don’t hesitate to contact us with all of your Stephenville, Texas real estate concerns and inquiries.
“Cindy Carrell is an amazing realtor! Cindy did an excellent job marketing our home & successfully helping it to sell for exactly what we wanted and in under 60 days. Cindy is professional and a pleasure to work with. She is prompt to answer questions and to help resolve those situations that arise while selling and buying a home. Cindy also helped us find our forever home within a week of listing our house. If you are looking for a realtor Cindy is an excellent choice!”
Cindy Carrell is an amazing realtor!
“Terry Childers was extremely helpful, reliable, friendly, and knowledgeable. We had some bad luck while house hunting but Terry was persistent and never let up. He went above and beyond to make sure we were satisfied. If we ever sell or buy again Terry is our only choice.”
“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.”
“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!!”
“Eric & Jamie Hayden were great to work with. They are very responsive and know the area well. They have a great team around them that made the process of selling very easy. We were out of state during the sale and they went above and beyond to assist in coordinating with us. Definitely recommend!”