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Compare houses If you have narrowed down your homebuying choice to a few properties, sit down with your Texas REALTORS TIFFANY SHARKEY AND TONYA PEEK 214-356-4472 and compare your wants and needs. It's also important to look at both long and short-term costs associated with each house. Examples i...
09/27/2009
You don't need 20% down to buy a home According to a survey by Fannie Mae, 44% of all adults believe you need a 20% downpayment to purchase a home. That's simply not true. There are a variety of lenders who offer low-interest mortgages to qualified buyers that require a downpayment as low as 3% o...
09/27/2009
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Get a CLUE If you are considering buying a home, ask the owner to provide you with the CLUE (Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exchange) report of the home. CLUEs contain the insurance claim history of the property and can help you determine some of the problems that the house may have.CONTACT TIFF...
09/27/2009
Make it in writing If you're ready to make an offer on a house, be sure to put everything in writing. Offers usually include proposed purchase price, concessions, earnest money, and more. There may also be several items to address in addenda to the contract. Your Texas REALTORS TIFFANY SHARKEY AN...
09/27/2009
Define your search Before taking that first step in the homebuying process, consider several important pre-purchase decisions, including what type of home, location, size, and neighborhood works best for you. Defining your search from the get-go will alleviate some of the anxiety associated with ...
09/27/2009
Can a pool add to the resale value? Contrary to popular belief, swimming pools often do not add significant value to a home. In fact, some families even avoid purchasing a home with a pool because of the well-publicized safety issues concerning young children and/or pets. Consequently, owning a h...
09/27/2009
From renter to owner Making that leap from renter to homeowner can be downright scary. But if you take it one step at a time, you may find it's not as challenging as you had originally imagined. Before you contact a Texas REALTOR®, get your credit in order. It's important to know what's on your c...
09/27/2009
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The right school If you have young kids, buying a home near top schools is almost certainly a priority for you. But even if you don't have school-age kids, you may still want to make sure you buy a home in a neighborhood with good schools. Why? The resale value of your home may depend on it.  The...
09/27/2009
Consider resale value when you buy Are you thinking about buying in Prosper Texas, Frisco Texas, or McKinney, Texas?  There are many things you should consider when buying a home, and resale value is an important one. It may seem strange to think about selling a home you haven't even purchased ye...
09/27/2009
Making a good offer When you've finally found your dream home in Prosper or Frisco Texas, making an offer is the next step. Make sure you're working with a buyer's agent, so you know you have someone looking out for your best interests. A buyer's agent will help get the best deal possible, assist...
09/27/2009
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