Buyer Tips
Alicia Duffy, CNE, ASP, ABR                   
RealtorĀ®
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Information For Home Buyers


 
Listings at your fingertips!
Be the first to see the homes by getting on the direct from MLS Listing Alerts! Faster than zillow and realtor.com plus we don't share your information!

Building a Home?
Search builders in the DFW area. View new home communities videos. Get builder rebates.


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Distressed Homes?
Thinking of buying a home at auction or a foreclosure? Search direct thru auction site then call us to assist in your negotiations!

Where should I live?
Checkout our favorite sites to compare cities, see crime rates, school rankings, cost of living and much more. 

 
Preparing to Buy
Do not let that excitement make you forget about the key things that you need to consider when buying a home. Read on.
Answer Sheet Complete list of buyers questions answered.
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Do You need a Realtor
Discover the value of a Realtor in the home buying process and save yourself the headache.
Step One Video
Buyers Agents: Working for You Free of charge

 
Don't forget to get our free Buyers eGuide 
Buyer Guide Winter 2016
 
Making an offer
How to write an offer letter to win the house!

What is a Title Committment 
(click above link for info)

 
FHA Handbook
How is FHA different than conventional loan? See guidelines and appraiser checklist
VA Process
Explains the process used for a Veterans Loan.
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What's the difference in a Pre-Qualification and Pre-Approval letter?
See example of lender letter.

Calculate Property Taxes
Figure what your monthly property
taxes in Collin County will be

 
Buyer's Home Inspection
The importance of a home inspection.
Inspector Standards
Detailed booklet by TREC for Inspectors deatailing all items they are to check and what to mark as deficient.


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Negotiating Repairs
What items are typically asked to be repaired?

Item End of It's Life?
What does this mean and how long is that microwave, roof, foundation supposed to last? See Inspections page for this plus other details about items in an inspection.

Moving Tips 
Find out what you can do to make the move
less stressful on yourself and your family.
Moving Guides
   
Switch Utilities 
Easy access to switch all your utilites!

Lookup School Ratings
Do a map search to see school ratings or
see tool below to search by name, city or zip code.

Top DFW School District by Ratings



Drive Time Map

 BUYER REPORTS
Buyer Home Inspection
Preparing to Buy
Condo or Single Family Home
New home or a resale?
Moving Tips
Do you need a Realtor?
Renting vs Buying

SELLER REPORTS
Staging Your Home
What is that smell?
Hiring a Real Estate Agent
I want to sell my own home.
Home Inspection
Foreclosure Risk

Quick Videos For Buyers



Videos For Clients

Navigate within the MLS Portal:                       How to electronically sign contracts:
       




Find a local contractor plus check prices for local home repairs & updates
HomeAdvisor
Repair a Wall Project Cost
View more Walls & Ceilings cost guides or View all home projects



Electric Bill Estimator

Reliant Bill Estimator

 
IF Reliant Estimator does not pull up click here to go direct to their site.
 

Take these easy steps to estimate monthly electricity usage and costs in your new home.

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    1. Fill in the details.

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    2. Get a month-by-month estimated average of cost and usage.1

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    3. Print and email the info.

Where are you moving?

 
 
 
 
 
Don't have the exact address? We can still estimate your bills based on average usage by comparable dwellings in the same area.

*Estimates are based on average consumption by comparable dwellings in the same area and are not are not exact predictors. Your electricity bills may vary. The Reliant Bill Estimator should be used for informational purposes only. Factors that can affect your actual monthly electricity usage and costs:



Contact Info
E-mail     www.TeamDuffy.com

WILLIAM DAVIS REALTY     17732 Preston Rd #100, Dallas, TX 75252