After you have found the home for you, it is important to act quickly before another buyer grabs it out from under you. It does not matter if it is the first home you see or the 20th home. When you know, you know.
Negotiating the offer is one of the most valuable services we offer as your buyer representative. Oral promises are not legally binding in real estate, so you must have a written offer. We provide all the necessary contract offer forms and addendums. The written offer not only specifies the price you want to offer but also all the terms and conditions of the purchase as well.
Remember: Without a pre-approval letter, many sellers will not accept your offer.
What is a home warranty? In Texas, we have Residential Service Contracts a.k.a. “Home Warranties” which usually cover your home’s major systems and appliances against breakdowns from normal wear and tear. In most cases, we suggest requesting a one-year coverage policy for all our buyer clients. Usually the seller will agree to pay for this service. After the policy period has expired, it is up to the buyer to continue the coverage.
The last step in the real estate process is the closing which includes both title and financial considerations. The closing day typically is 4 to 5 weeks from the date the Seller and Buyer agree to terms and sign a real estate sales contract.
How much are closing costs? As your buyer representative, we will go over this with you upfront. The closing costs will include taxes, insurance, notary fees, loan fees, escrow fees, recording fees, & prorations. Your lender should also give you a written estimate of all your closing costs.
How long after closing on the home can we move in? This is negotiable. If the home is vacant, move-in is usually right away. If the seller is still living in the home, the seller may need a day or two to move out after closing.
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