When should I start looking at homes in Frisco TX?

by Mike Yeo on October 10, 2012

When Should I Start Looking for Houses in Frisco TX?

You made the decision that you want to be a homeowner and live the American dream. The white picket fence, the thick plush green grass, the kids playing in the yard, and you grilling for the family. Sounds great, doesn’t it?

Well, you have to have a house already picked out, negotiated, went through the process of getting the house inspected, apply for a mortgage, closed on the house and funded, then moved in.

So, the question is when do I start looking at homes? Well, that is a very subjective questions. There are several things that might determine when you should start looking..

1.  Are you financially ready? Do you have your down payment? Do you have money set aside to maintain the house?

2. Do you know where you want to live? What city or zip code do you want to be in? Do you know what communities you want to be in?

3. Do you know what type of houses are you looking for? How many bedrooms? How many square feet? Single story or 2 stories?

4. Time frame. Do you know when you want to be in the house? Do you have a house that you need to sell? Are you in a lease that is ending soon?

All the questions above is going to determine when to start. If you don’t have answers to those question then you don’t need to be looking. In the real estate market, believe it or not,, the inventory changes daily or weekly. If you are saving up financially and going to take another year, then you should wait until you are closer.

Don’t be going out looking at houses now, fall in love with the one you like and can’t get it because seller is not going to wait a year for you to buy their house. You will only disappoint yourself.

So, get your ducks in a row, find yourself a good knowledgeable real estate agent for the area and then you go shopping.



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