Tips for Finding the Stephenville Home for You

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Stephenville real estateFinding 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.

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