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Home Buying Process Decisions & Alicia's Favorite Links

 

Do You Even Need a Realtor
Discover the value of a Realtor in the home buying process and save yourself the headache.

Start Here Step One Video
What does it mean when I register at an Open House. What's a IBS? When I call yard sign I'm calling sellers agent right?


Buyers Agents: Working for You Free of charge

Who pays for the realtor in Texas?


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Stressed?

Learn how to have a stress free zen move by the people you choose now to be on your team.


What day of the month should you close on? 
Did you know that whether you close on the 1st or 31st can make a big difference in when your first payment is owed and how much you'll need to bring to closing? Checkout this article to choose wisely.

Take Lender Mobile
Mortgage App to estimate down payments, monthly payments etc

 

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!

Active Adults 55+

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

 
FHA Handbook
How is FHA different than conventional loan? See guidelines and appraiser checklist
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VA Process
Explains the process used for a Veterans Loan.

Financing Basics
General loan and financing questions answered.
 
  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
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Making an offer
How to write an offer letter to win the house!

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

Programs for Better Offers
How to make a cash offer or Buy then Sell

 
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.




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BUYER REPORTSSELLER REPORTS

Preparing to Buy
Checklist

Answer Book
Complete list of buyers questions answered.

New home or a resale?

Condo or Single Family Home

Rent To Own

Renting vs Buying

Moving Tips

How To Videos


 National Association of Realtors compiled a 
40 page Buyer Questions Answered
Click here to view or download your own copy!

Staging Your Home

What is that smell?

Hiring a Real Estate Agent

I want to sell my own home.

Foreclosure Risk

Staging Videos

 




What exactly does Abutting mean and other real estate terms you might need.



LOCAL SCHOOL INFORMATION

Do a map search to see school ratings or
see tool below to search by name, city or zip code for a school. Don't know the what school then search by school rating on our map search.



Best School Districts 2020 DFW


 
 
 
 
                   




For Neighborhood rolling live sold stats, days on market see our 



 

                                                                       Drive Time Map

Did you know we can setup your search in the MLS by how many minutes drive time to or from your work by any day of the week or time of the day. Click here to setup your MLS direct search for homes new and coming soon.