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Here are some tips to help determine which house is best for you as well as how to buy a house.
Once you’ve settled on a couple of preferred neighborhoods for your home search, it’s time to pick out a few homes to view. Having a house features “wish list” keeps you focused on which features are most important to you.
When narrowing down Dallas houses for sale, consider the following:
Determine What Type of Home You Want to Buy
There are several forms of home ownership: single-family homes, multiple-family homes, condominiums and co-ops.
Single-family homes: One home per lot.
Multiple-family homes: Some buyers, particularly first-timers, start with multiple-family dwellings, so they’ll have rental income to help with their costs. Many mortgage plans, including VA and FHA loans, can be used for buildings with up to four units, if the buyer intends to occupy one of them.
Condominiums: With a condo, you own “from the plaster in.” You also own a certain percentage of the “common elements” – staircases, sidewalks, roofs, etc. Monthly charges pay your share of taxes and insurance on those elements, as well as repairs and maintenance. A homeowner’s association administers the development.
Co-ops: In some cities, cooperative apartments are common. With co-ops, you purchase shares in a corporation that owns the whole building, and you receive a lease to your own unit. A board of directors, comprised of owners and elected by owners, supervises the building management. Monthly charges include your share of an overall mortgage on the building.
Decide What Age and Condition of Home You Want to Purchase
Weigh your needs, budget and personal tastes in deciding whether you want to buy a newly constructed home, an older home or a “fixer-upper” that requires some work.
Consider Resale Potential
As you look at homes, you may want to keep in mind these resale considerations.
Use a Features Wish List to Keep Your Search Focused
Make a features wish list to clarify which features are most and least important to you when looking for a home. Using this features wish list will keep your house hunt focused and effective.
Use a Home Comparison Chart to Keep Your Observations Organized
While house hunting, it’s a good idea to make notes about what you see because viewing several houses at a time can be confusing. Use a home comparison chart to help you keep track of your search, organize your thoughts and record your impressions.
Act Decisively When You Find the Right Home
Before you begin the home buying process, resolve to act promptly when you do find the right house. Every REALTOR® has stories to tell about a couple who looked far and wide for their dream home, finally found it, and then said, “We always promised my Dad we’d sleep on it, so we’ll make an offer tomorrow.” Many times the story had a sad ending – someone else came in that evening with an offer that was accepted.
Resolve that you will act decisively when you find the house that’s clearly right for you. This is particularly important after a long search or if the house is newly listed and/or under-priced. For more guidance on how to buy a house, talk to a member of Team Nelson today!
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Highly recommend Kevin. We worked with him for both the sale of our existing home and purchase of our new home. Even though Kevin did not get paid the usual commission, he provided excellent service and representation.
Overall pretty good, knowledge and response pretty quick. listing strategy need to improve little bit. and wish really help me thru the all the buying process.. I bought with builder but had some issue, hope he also involve more part to it, especially the CLOSING process.
Casey was recommened to us by a family member. We were really nervous about selling our house in the middle of the COVID-19 shelter in place time period. We needed to sell within a month or so in order to proceed with our new build that we started back in 2019. With this in mind, Casey was ready to take the challenge.
Casey and Bill showed up to the house on time, and we were all on the same page for listing time, price, and details. The next day, pictures of the house were taken, and the following day our house was on the market. The next 4 days, we had over 1,000 views, 100 saves, 12 showings, and 4 offers! None of that would have been possible without the expertise of the photos, details, and networking of Your Home Free. After a couple of negotiations with the assistance of Casey, we sold the house for a full price offer! Our house was on the market for less than a week! We are so glad we went with Bill and Casey, and would recommend them for any home sell!
The Bill Nelson Team is fantastic. They walked us through the whole process and made it as easy as possible. Their office is extremely efficient and everything is streamlined so that you can get answers quickly and your home listed extremely fast. Due to their 3D home tour and high quality photos,...