Buyers & Sellers
Are you a first-time buyer looking to settle in the home of your dreams? Looking to invest in land or purchase a ranch or farm in North Texas? Here are answers to questions you may have before beginning the real estate buying process!
Should I buy instead of rent?
There are many benefits to owning a home, including tax breaks, equity, as well as the satisfaction of being a proud homeowner. With renting, on the other hand, you have the flexibility to move around without having to worry about home repairs, maintenance work, or high insurance costs.
There are advantages and disadvantages to both renting and buying property. Whether you’re looking to rent or buy property, we can help you get settled.
When is the best time to buy a home?
You may be ready to buy a home once you’ve established a steady income and have saved enough for a down payment on a house. If you’re interested in buying a home in the near future, now would be a good time to improve your credit score, budget, and save for a down payment.
If you need guidance from an experienced Realtor as you prepare to become a homeowner, our agency is happy to help.
I want to purchase land. How can I prepare?
Getting ready to purchase your own acreage is an exciting time! As you begin searching land and properties, there are some important things to keep in mind as you research:
- What are governmental requirements if you need to install a well and septic system?
- How easy will it be to install plumbing, electricity, etc.?
- What are the property & land taxes like in the area?
- Will the property serve my needs (new construction, farming, ranching, etc.)?
You should also research titles and rights that may be bound to a piece of land. Make sure you know when the soil and nearby water source was last tested.
Are you ready to sell your home? Doing your research and preparing ahead of time can help you sell your home at the highest price in the shortest amount of time possible. Here are some questions and answers to help you get started.
When is the right time to sell my home?
With the ever-changing real estate market, it’s not always clear when selling your home will yield the highest return on your investment. Spring and summer are usually peak season for selling homes, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to sell in the winter, either.
The option to sell is always available, but if you’re on the fence about when to sell, it’s best to speak to a Realtor. Even if right now is not the best time to sell, there are improvements you can make to your home to increase your home’s value.
How can I prepare my home to sell?
Before putting your house up for sale, it helps to make sure the property is in top-notch shape. That means you’ll want to focus on any necessary repairs or home improvement projects to maximize your home’s value before setting a price listing. Your real estate agent can help you come up with the best game plan to prepare your home to go up on the market.
What is the value of my property?
Location is a major indicator of how much your home is worth. If you live in a safe area within a good school district, you can expect the value of your home to be higher. The size and age of your home is a large measure of how much your home is worth. Amenities, including heating, air conditioning, and proximity to shopping centers, can also affect the value of your home.
Ultimately, a home appraiser will establish the true value of your home. Input from your trusted Realtor can help you get a clearer idea of what your home is worth. Your Realtor can also provide ideas to help you maximize the value of your home.