10 Tips for Buying a Home in Fort Worth

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10 Tips for Buying a Home in Fort Worth

Fort Worth offers excellent Residential Real Estate opportunities for individuals, families, and investors looking for a property in the city. The city provides outstanding price options especially when compared to the neighboring city of Dallas. Homes in the area vary from upscale condominiums, midrise buildings, single-family homes, townhouses, and many more. If you are looking to purchase a real estate in Fort Worth here are 10 Tips you should consider.

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1. Know Your Borrowing Capacity

Knowing your financial capacity before looking for a new home will help you narrow down the list of homes you would need to consider. We recommend that you visit three lenders and check for the best deal you can get before getting started. Having a clear budget will help you identify homes you can purchase.

2. Look Beyond the Big Banks

There are other home loan options you can consider aside from what the big banks can offer. Some local lenders can sometimes provide more competitive rates and you should know it. There are several advantages when working with a local business since a local mortgage lender has a small staff, and all communication is direct.

3. Budget your Finances

Check your ability to make payments before signing up for a home mortgage. Properly budgeting all your expenses will help ensure that you can keep up with all your monthly payments. You should only spend 43% or less of your income on car loans, student loans, insurance, taxes, and your mortgage repayment, combined. Do not loan the maximum amount a bank can offer, instead go for a loan where you know you can comfortably pay every month.

4. Prepare for Extra Expenses

Funding for the house is only one of the payments you will make when purchasing a new property. Try to ensure that you have enough saved for legal fees, due diligence, and unexpected expenses along the way. Preparing in advance will give you the ability to adjust for extra costs and will reflect well when lenders review your financial history.

5. Cut up the Credit Cards

If possible clear any existing debt you may have. Paying credit card debts will help improve your credit rating and will get you a more favorable deal when starting a home loan. 

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6. Start Small, Grow Big

If you're looking to grow your real estate investment portfolio try to avoid buying the biggest and most expensive house available. Instead of starting a big purchase, go for small properties in relatively good neighborhoods that are beginning to gentrify. These homes will offer better long-term financial gains and will let you avoid breaking the bank on your first property.

7. Think of the Real Cost of a House

Review the future costs of owning a new real estate property. There are several additional costs you will need to consider when owning a home. A big lawn will have accompanying landscaping costs; bigger spaces means purchasing more furniture, on-going repairs for older homes, and many more. These factors and many more need to be considered when buying a home. 

8. Bring Someone Independent to Inspections

When you look at a new home, sometimes there are very positive emotions that may push you to purchase as fast as possible. Try to control these emotions when buying a home. It may be a good idea to bring a trustworthy friend or relative who has an experience in purchasing a home to make sure you're making a sound decision.

9. Get a Professional Home Inspection

A professional home inspector can be one of the most worthwhile expenses you will pay when checking out a property. An unbiased professional will help you calculate the future costs that you may have to pay. Having someone identify these costs will help you plan and budget accordingly.

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10. Look for Professional, Local Realtors

Working with a local real estate professional will help you find the perfect home faster and easier. Our team has helped many clients find their dream home in the area. We’ll work with you to help you make the smartest possible investment. And, as it starts to pay off, we know you’ll be back to see us again! We explain the home buying process and keep you informed with each and every step.


Let Me Help You Find Your Fort Worth Property!

If you are a buyer, it is important to have the assistance of a Buyer's Agent to represent you during the transaction. If you need additional assistance or would like to schedule a showing, contact our office at 940-365-4687.

Dutch and Cheryl Wiemeyer
Keller Williams Realty
806 S. Hwy 377
Aubrey, Texas 76227

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