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 Wente is an all-around excellent realtor. We had an excellent experience and results with her assistance in... read moreJill Wente is an all-around excellent realtor. We had an excellent experience and results with her assistance in selling and purchasing our home. She has detailed knowledge of the communities she works in. Jill assisted with ideas on how to prepare the home for sale. She put in all the time, effort and recommendations needed to help us purchase the ideal new home. She accompanied us throughout the entire process. Her negotiation skills aided us in obtaining more money for our home sale and in lowering the amount for the purchase of another. read less