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The decision to purchase a home is one of the biggest decisions anyone can make in their lives. Before choosing to purchase, however, there are many factors that any potential buyer must consider. With a reputable real estate professional on your side, you can be sure that every essential aspect is taken into consideration before you make an investment on a home. Our Arlington TX real estate professionals with Shelley Green and The Green Team can assist you in making this life-changing decision and finding the home of your dreams.
The first step in finding the home of your dreams is simply deciding to buy. There are many reasons to buy a home, be it an expanding family or seeking a change of scenery. If your current home or residence is no longer suiting your needs, it may be time to purchase a new property. If you are renting an apartment or unit right now, it may be time to consider buying, investing your hard-earned money in a piece of permanent property. There are many benefits of buying your first home today, including equity buildup, value appreciation, and tax benefits.
After deciding to buy, it is crucial that you rely on a trained and knowledgeable real estate professional in your area. Our responsible realtors with The Green Team can help you find your dream home in Texas in Johnson and Tarrant County. We can listen to your vision and find a home that suits all your wants and needs. We can make sure you get the best deal possible, as well as find a home that fits squarely in your financial constraints. With a reputable realtor fighting on your behalf, you can be guaranteed that paperwork will be filed properly and you will meet all deadlines in the home-purchasing process.
Every step in the process of selling a home in North Texas is equally important, but sometimes price dominates. Home buyers want to get the most house for their money, while sellers want maximum return on their property investment. Shelley Green recommends that you determine the best possible selling price for your house from the outset. Real estate advisors with The Green Team provide information about comparable homes and real estate trends across our region, but if the home owner feels uncertain or unable to be objective, you may consider getting a professional appraisal.
Most real estate appraisals cost a couple hundred dollars, which can be well worth the expense when compared to today’s cost of replacing faulty systems or repairing structural problems in the home. Your real estate agent can help you find a qualified, professional home inspector to do the appraisal.
By obtaining an objective appraisal of your home’s worth, you are able to set a more accurate sales price that will generate more activity from other Realtors and home buyers. An appraisal can help you avoid the trap of setting the initial price too high. Studies show that homes priced higher than 3 percent of their market value take longer to sell. If your home sits on the market for too long, potential buyers may think there is something wrong with the property. Often, when this happens, the seller has to drop the price below market value to compete with newer, reasonably priced listings.
An appraisal of your home for sale may include inspecting:
- siding and trim
- doors and windows
- visible electrical
- heating and air conditioning systems
- mechanical operating systems
- safety issues inside and out
Completing a home appraisal also may act as a marketing tool during the sale, demonstrating your willingness to work with a prospective buyer and offer full disclosure about the condition of the property. By giving a buyer peace of mind with a comprehensive appraisal, you may help shorten the time your home stays on the market. It also alerts you to any problems or repairs that need to be dealt with before putting the property on the market.
Talk to your knowledgeable agent at Shelley Green real estate to find out how we can help successfully price, prepare, marketing and sell your home in Tarrant County, Johnson County and beyond. Call The Green Team at 817-988-8664 or contact Shelley Green online at your convenience.
Most Americans share a common dream of home ownership, and people in Tarrant and Johnson counties are no different. Purchasing a new or existing home involves much more than just putting a roof over your family’s heads. Home buying positively affects everything from individual physical health and well-being to local and national economic health.
National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) president Ron Phipps recently testified before Congress about the importance of sustainable home ownership, urging that any public programs or financial incentives should avoid jeopardizing a housing and economic recovery.
“Home ownership is a pillar of our economy; our research suggests that home sales in this country generate more than 2.5 million private-sector jobs in an average year. For every two homes sold, a job is created,” Phipps said. Owning a home remains one of the best ways for individuals to build long-term wealth, he added.
Recent surveys confirm that home ownership positively impacts many aspects of life, including relationships, education, parenting, community, crime prevention and civic leadership. Here are just a few examples:
- Home owners move less often than renters, promoting a stable learning environment for children and improving their level of education.
- Home owners spend more on home improvement, which leads to nicer neighborhoods and improved property values.
- With their significant financial stake in the value of their homes, owners do more to deter crime in their neighborhoods.
- Home owners get involved in community activities and groups, showing more devotion to civic duty than renters.
- In one study, people who recently became home owners reported higher life satisfaction, higher self-esteem, and higher perceived control over their lives.
- Home owners also enjoy better physical and psychological health, according to research.
The 2010 NAR Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers report shows that 53 percent of first-time home buyers were primarily motivated by the desire to own a home. Low mortgage rates, rising incomes and stable prices also spurred them to action. One third of first-time buyers decided to buy a home when they did because homes were most affordable at that time.
Buying a new or existing home in North Texas promises even greater return on your investment once you realize the positive impact it has on the local economy. Home ownership creates jobs for remodelers, landscapers, hardware stores, home improvement retail stores and more. In fact, statistics show that every home purchase generates approximately $60,000 of economic activity in the area.
Prospective home buyers can find great deals on properties in Tarrant and Johnson counties and beyond from Shelley Green and The Green Team of Keller Williams Realty. We’ll show you the benefits of ownership and of becoming a valued customer of our service-oriented real estate team. Let us know how we can help locate your dream home in North Texas today by calling 817-988-8664, or contact The Green Team online.