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Sunday, August 22, 2021   /   by Erica Texada

What To Expect During A Home Inspection

What To Expect During A Home Inspection

When you are buying a home for the first time, you’re likely to run into many processes that you haven’t been through before. One of the most important parts of the purchasing process is your property inspection. This is your time to perform your due diligence to ensure that this home is for you!  It may seem daunting, but if you know your role it can make the process less stressful. Here is what you should expect from parties involved in the purchase process during the property inspection process.
The Buyer 
Your job will be to learn about the property during inspection. Before the inspection, you should prepare by looking over the seller’s disclosures or any other building department documentation that you’ve received up until that point. Make a list of any questions or concerns you have about those documents and address any issues, through your Buyer’s Agent, that the listing agent and/o; ...

Monday, January 1, 2018   /   by Erica Texada

Why You Need An Agent For New Construction

In our market pre-existing inventory is low, so building your next home is the next best thing.  Ellis county alone is growing by leaps and bounds.  As you drive the area, I bet you noticed all of the new constructions home builders in Midlothian, Waxahachie, Red Oak, and Ovilla just to name a few. Mansfield's southern sector is also taking off.  Are you ready to buy a home and considering going in the route of new construction? It may seem like an easy enough process, where you get to call the shots of how you want your dream home to be, but there is a lot of risk when it comes to new construction if you are going in blindly. It's unfortunately not as trouble free as we'd like to hope, if you don't have the right representative by your side to help with the things that need to be looked out for from a professional's eye. Below, we'll dive into the many reasons you need a professional buyer's agent representing you in the sale. They are, after all, on your side. And ...

Saturday, November 4, 2017   /   by Erica Texada

3 Questions To Ask Before Buying Your 1st Home

The real estate market is forever changing, so of course DO YOUR HOMEWORK! DO NOT jump the gun on this one! Unbiased advice from family and peers may be kind, but you are the only one who knows what your needs are when it comes to buying a home. 
Forget finances for a minute and focus on what made you consider even buying a home in the first place!
·      Is your family expanding?
·      Does your family feel safe?
·      Is there a STELLAR school system in the area so your children can get the education they deserve?
·      How about that unbearable landlord? 

DON’T SLEEP ON YOUR DECISION TOO LONG! Home prices are on the rise! Not only are they on their way back up, but these increases are happening monthly.
Don’t believe us?! ...

Thursday, September 28, 2017   /   by Erica Texada

Fall Leaves Bring Sold Signs In Dallas Fort Worth

Summer has come to an end in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex and you probably are thinking you've lost the opportunity to sell, and need to wait till next summer. But that's far from the truth! Isn't it always grillin' season in Texas? Although it's not as hectic and crazy with the swarm of buyers on the market, the fall season brings out the most serious of lookers. They are the pool of buyers that waited out the summer frenzy to find their perfect home in the fall, and you don't want to miss these buyers! They are ready to make a move, today! And selling in a slower period does not equate to less money. That's a misconception that home owners have based on untrue data that floats around. With the right agent, and your home being priced correctly, you can get a great deal selling your home during the fall season. And might actually prefer it. Here are the top 3 benefits to listing during the fall season.

1. Serious Buyers - Let's be honest, if buyers are out during the busy . ...