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Jodie Collins & the QBee Team

A Texas Realtor for Keller Williams Professionals in NW Houston

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Home Buying Process

There are many factors to consider in the house buying process when selecting a house and neighborhood that is right for you.  Below are just a few of the many factors to consider you may think of others that are important to you. Our home buying guide chart is listed below and show the general steps in the home buying process.

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Scout the neighborhoods!

  • It is important that you scout the neighborhoods in person.  You live in more than your house.
  • Talk to people who live neighborhoods.
  • Drive through the entire area at different times of the day, during the week and on weekends.
  • Look carefully at how well other homes in the area are being maintained; are they painted, are the yards well cared for; are parked cars in good condition, etc.
     

Neighborhood factors to consider

  1. Look for things like access to major thoroughfares, highways, and shopping.
  2. Listen for noise created by commerce, roads, railways, public areas, schools, etc.
  3. Smell the air for adjacent commerce or agriculture.
  4. Check with local civic, police, fire, and school officials to find information about the area.
  5. Research things like soil and water.
  6. Look at traffic patterns around the area during different times of the day and drive from the area to work.
  7. Find out if the neighborhood is near parks, churches, recreation centers, shopping, theaters, restaurants, public transportation, schools, etc.
  8. Find out if the neighborhood belongs to a Homeowner’s Association.

Home buying process chart

 The following chart will assist you understand the Home Buying Process.  I assure you that it is my goal to provide you with the most professional and informative service available. If you have any questions about the process, or any other aspects about how to buy a house, please do not hesitate to contact me. Their are not obligations. I really do want to interview for the position of being your Realtor.

Home Buying Process Guide Chart