Jill Carpenter
Coldwell Banker Realty

Buying a Home in Dallas

Whether this is your first buying a home, or you're moving up from your starter home, there’s a lot of emotions that you experience when purchasing. When it comes to buying a home there are many factors to consider – where do you want to live, what's your budget, and how much space do you need.

As a real estate agent in Dallas, I work to provide as much information to my clients as possible to make an informed decision about buying a home. I hope you’ll use this page as a resource as you search for your perfect home.

Selecting a Dallas, TX Neighborhood

I work throughout most of the DFW metro, regardless of the neighborhood or area you’re considering, I’ll be able to help you select the perfect place that fits yours and your family’s needs. Before deciding on a neighborhood, here are some key factors you'll want to keep in mind.

  • School District
  • Neighborhood upkeep
  • Commute time to your job and surrounding cities
  • Resale value
  • Safety of the area

Budget for you Home in Dallas, TX

Knowing your budget before starting your home search is vital. The worst thing you can do is find a home you absolutely love only to find out you cannot afford it. Prior to touring any houses, I make all my clients get a pre-approved. I have a preferred mortgage company that I can refer to you, but you are welcome to work with any company you please. When setting your budget, be sure to keep these additional costs in mind.

  • HOA Fees / Neighborhood Fees
  • Home Insurance
  • Property & School Taxes
  • Maintenance costs
  • Private Mortgage Insurance
  • Utilities

Working with Dallas Real Estate Agent

When going through the process of buying a home, it is imperative to work with a local real estate agent. By selecting the right REALTOR®, you’ll have someone who is working hard to negotiate on your behalf to get your needs met.

Real estate agents know and understand all the paperwork and contracts that go into purchasing a home. They’re experienced and educated on all the steps that you’ll take to get to the closing table. They are there to negotiate for you to make sure you get the best possible deal and can help you understand the current market conditions ensuring that the offer you put on a home is the right one.

If you’re ready to start searching for your dream home, contact me to set-up your personal appointment. We’ll discuss your budget and the areas you’re looking at, and get you on your way to finding your new house!