Thinking of buying a home in Austin?  We’ve assembled this list of commonly-asked questions from home buyers. Everything a buyer will need to know about getting started with the home buying process in Austin Texas will be summarized here.  So let’s get started!

I’m thinking of buying a home in the Austin area.  What is the very first thing that I should do?

Stop everything, and contact a mortgage lender.  Make sure you can afford the type of homes you are considering before you get your hopes up.  We have great referrals for lenders that we have worked with in the past, including local mortgage bankers, mortgage brokers and credit unions.  Let us know if you need any help finding a lender!

“I’ve already contacted a lender and I’m pre-approved, and I’m ready to start searching for Austin homes.”

Great news! Continue to use our interactive maps to search for Austin homes for sale — they are updated in real-time from the Austin MLS. We provide information on both active and pending listings so you can get a good feel for which homes are selling in different parts of town. Once you’ve narrowed down your list, contact us to schedule some showings!

“I’ve found a few Austin homes that I would like to see in person. What do I do now?”

Let us know when you’re ready to see some properties, and we will assemble a packet of MLS data for you and make the necessary showing appointments.  We have shown and sold properties all over this city, and we can represent your interests on any property in the Greater Austin area. Our team of Realtors is extremely knowledgeable about all of Austin’s neighborhoods and communities, and you can rest-assured that you will receive world-class service from our agents.  We look forward to the opportunity to help you throughout the entire home-buying process.

“Is this a good neighborhood in Austin?  Will it hold its property values?  Is this home a good investment compared to other Austin homes?”

While we don’t have a crystal ball (wouldn’t that be lovely!?), we can still help you to answer these questions by providing historical MLS data and market trend reports on any Austin neighborhood, and we can show you how to obtain information about localized demographics including school rating and crime stats.  We can give you data on multiple neighborhoods so you can make comparisons and decide which neighborhood you like better. We will provide you with all of the facts you need to make an informed decision to buy Austin real estate.

“I am ready to get started now! What’s my next step?

We are here and ready to help you! Please contact us today so we can better understand your needs and objectives, and get you started on the right track toward home ownership!

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