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  • What's the first step of the buying process?
    Getting pre-approved. This will help you know what price range you can afford. Remember, you can also set a mortgage budget that you are comfortable with as long as your approval is equal to or more than the budget you set.
  • How long does it take to buy a home?
    That depends on how long it takes for you to find the right home and get an offer accepted. Once you are in contract, the average escrow is 30 days.
  • What does a Realtor® do?
    A REALTOR® is your most valuable asset when buying a home. They will walk you through every part of the home buying process. They will educate and inform you of all your options. They will represent you throughout the transaction and beyond.
  • What kind of credit score do I need to finance a home?
    Generally, loan institutions look for a minimum of 620, but there are programs offered by other agencies that may go lower depending on the circumstances. The lower the credit score the higher the interest rate.
  • How much money do I need for a down payment?
    Conventional loans usually require a 20% down payment. There are programs that offer as low as about 3% down or even 0% with some programs. Your loan officer can help advise you on your best options.
  • Are there other fees required when financing a home loan?
    The down payment is usually the largest cost associated with buying a house. Lending fees are the second largest costs to homebuyers. Most lenders will charge between 2% to 4% of the loan amount for loan origination fees, depending on the loan type. Conventional loans usually have lower loan origination fees, but require more money down. Your loan officer will be able to help you determine how much you can expect to pay towards loan origination and closing cost.
  • What happens in a multiple offer situation?
    The seller makes a choice as to which offer they want to accept. Your agent can help you set yourself up for success and put your best foot forward.
  • Do the appliances come with the house?
    The appliances that remain with the home should be listed in the contract. Your agent can help you negotiate the terms of the contract for any appliances that you may want to be a part of the sale. The Seller is not obligated to leave appliances that are not built in.
  • What are the average home prices in some major areas of Dallas?
    Overall Dallas: The average home value in Dallas, TX, is $316,469, reflecting a 2.3% increase over the past year. Least Expensive Areas: In some of the least expensive neighborhoods, median sales prices rose from $41,500 in 2018 to over $1.4 million in 2023. Recent Trends: The median home sold price in Dallas was $248,000 in March 2024, with a median price per square foot of $145. Recent Data: In the last 30 days, homes for sale in Dallas, TX, sold for a median price of $465,244, marking a 17.7% increase compared to the same period last year. These figures provide insights into the diverse real estate market across different areas of Dallas.

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