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Cindy Ruppert, REALTOR®, e-Pro of Ebby Halliday, REALTORS®
Southlake Colleyville Keller Grapevine Westlake Trophy Club Flower Mound Argyle
Coppell North Richland Hills Hurst-Euless-Bedford North Fort Worth Far North Fort Worth

Buying Tips

The Number One Buying Tip

A professional REALTOR® (like me!) can make finding your perfect new home a lot easier! Give me a call at 817-230-4008.

Starting Out

Before you begin your home search, try answering some of these questions.

Financing

Since October, 2015, the mortgage and title industries have been working with very strict new rules from the Consumer Finance Protection Board (CFPB). We have adapted pretty well to the new rules but the entire mortgage and closing process is taking longer than it used to.

My best advice is to give me a call so we can talk about how this might effect you. I can give you the names of several very qualified loan officers who will be able to help. One thing they can do is run you through the entire approval process including underwriting, before you start looking. This gives you a big advantage when you make an offer in a tight market.

Searching for Your Perfect Home

After you have an idea of what you'd like in your new home, it's time to begin your search. Many of my clients begin their home search on the internet before calling me. This will give you a general idea of what is available and at what price. But I hope you will contact me early in the process. Remember that I already know the neighborhoods and see many homes each week. I can generally save you a lot of time. After we talk I can conduct searches, eliminate those that I know have issues like poor location and give you a list of viable prospects that we can tour together.

Making an Offer

When we find a property that you would like to purchase, I will help you write an offer. This will include providing you with information on properties that recently sold in the neighborhood. This helps us to arrive at an offer for the home you're interested in and structure it to best suits your goals.

Inspection and Repairs

After we have a contract agreed to, we will have the home inspected and I will help you negotiate any needed repairs with the seller. This is a separate negotiation process and can be somewhat difficult. I will help you make it through it with as little stress as possible.

Closing

I will be with you throughout the period prior to closing and at closing itself. I work hard to make sure that everyone is doing their job to ensure a smooth process. If we run into problems I will alert you immediately and assist you in remedying them.

Southlake Colleyville Keller Grapevine Westlake Trophy Club Flower Mound Argyle
Coppell North Richland Hills Hurst-Euless-Bedford North Fort Worth Far North Fort Worth