You have your down payment saved up and you are ready to move out of your cramped 1 bed apartment and buy a Spring Texas house. But you don’t want to be paying for both an apartment and a house for too long so when should you start your hunt for a house?
To minimize your overlap of housing expenses, you should start viewing Spring Texas homes for sale 90 days before the end of your apartment lease. This would give you time to get pre-approved for a loan, 40 days to find the right home and get it into contract, 45 days to get it financed, and 5 days to move from your apartment to your new home. If it takes you longer than 40 days to find the right home, you can always renew your lease on a month to month basis until you do find the right home.
A good place to learn more about buying a home is by reading our first time home buyers guide to buying a home. In it, we cover the steps of finding and buying a home from getting pre-approved for a home loan to searching for a home to negotiating the contract to getting the home inspected to getting the home insured to getting it appraised to what to expect on closing day to what you should do after you move-in.
Jill was the best realtor I have every worked with and have moved multiple times in my 65 years. She... read moreJill was the best realtor I have every worked with and have moved multiple times in my 65 years. She not only knew her job, she was very up to date on what the cost of homes in our area were and what we needed to get the best price for our home.
We ended up getting approximately 2% more than the asking price. There were multiple offers and the original contract fell through, then another offer was accepted for more money.
After the contract was in place, Jill managed our home as we were out of town and took care of water problems in the house and was very professional about the entire process.
We offered Jill a bonus in the form of a vacation in appreciation but she refused on ethical reasons.
she is a great realtor.
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