Take into account the location of your prospective home. Make sure you are able to handle a commute, if there is one, and if you have children, research the schools and recreational facilities around the area.
Research the type of home you want and set your budget according to that. If you find you are over budget, research additional homes until you are able to find what you can afford according to your budget.
Inform yourself on the current real estate market. Compare as many houses as you can and make sure to take note of what properties in the area have sold for.
Using a real estate agent will help you in the long run when searching for a home. They are the go-to people to help you find exactly what you need.
Even though you may love a home right off the bat, do not forget about all the expenses that go into owning a home. Always make sure you are able to afford what you are buying.
Go slowly and take your time when researching the neighborhood and type of home you are looking to purchase.
Once you have all the information you need, the only thing left to do is to make an informed decision that will benefit you in the long run.
Even though it would be ideal to put some money down when it comes to a down payment, the amount of your mortgage is much more important than the amount of the down payment you put down.
Though you may feel the need to instantly remodel, take your time and live in the house for a few months to get a feel of your new home.
Try not to buy flipped properties that look good on the outside but have many defects on the inside, such as sub-par insulation and electrical.
Don’t wait for the “perfect house.” A home is what a person makes of it, so no matter what, you will be happy with whichever house you put effort into.
If you’re interested in more information about properties in Erath County, please contact us.
“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!!”
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“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.”
“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!”