Buying a home is an exciting experience, but it can feel a bit overwhelming if you don’t have the right information. Check out these helpful resources about the home buying process. When you’re ready, give The Robin Dodd a call at 214-991-7698 to tour available homes in the Collin County and Plano areas.

Choosing New Home Construction When Buying

Some buyers prefer the charm and convenience of purchasing an existing home. Others prefer the clean slate of a newly constructed home. Before you proceed with the home buying process, you’ll need to choose which option fits your needs. If you decide on new home construction, here are some basic tips to help prepare you … Continued

Tips for First Time Home Buyers

To make your first home buying experience a positive one, it’s a good idea to prepare yourself for the adventure ahead. Walking into the home buying process without a bit of preparation can cost you extra money and delay the purchase of your new property. Check out these tips for first time home buyers to … Continued

Eight Important Questions to Ask Your Agent

Qualifications are important. However, finding a solid, professional agent means getting beyond the resume, and into what makes an agent effective. Use the following questions as your starting point in hiring your licensed, professional real estate agent: Why did you become a real estate agent? Why should I work with you? What do you do … Continued

How Can a Real Estate Agent Help Me?

Seven main roles of your real estate agent A Buyer’s Real Estate Agent: Educates you about your market. Analyzes your wants and needs. Guides you to homes that fit your criteria. Coordinates the work of other needed professionals. Negotiates on your behalf. Checks and double-checks paperwork and deadlines. Solves any problems that may arise. Your … Continued

Location, Location, Location

Where you buy not only affects the home’s current and future value, but it also affects your lifestyle. Your agent will be able to conduct a more targeted home search if you outline your preferences in neighborhoods and nearby amenities. Here’s a checklist of items you should consider and communicate to your chosen real estate … Continued

Creating Your Home Wishlist

Before the home search begins, your real estate agent will want to know as much as possible about the features and amenities you desire. To help your agent better serve you, analyze what you want and what you need in a home’s features and amenities. Features: Age: Do you prefer historic properties, or newer ones? … Continued

Eight Steps to Buying Your Home

Decide to buy Although there are many good reasons for you to buy a home, wealth building ranks among the top of the list. We call home ownership the best “accidental investment” most people ever make. But, we believe when it is done right, home ownership becomes an “intentional investment” that lays the foundation for … Continued

Deciding How Much Home You Can Afford

Your lender decides what you can borrow but you decide what you can afford. Lenders are careful, but they make qualification decisions based on averages and formulas. They won’t understand the nuances of your lifestyle and spending patterns quite as well as you do. So, leave a little room for the unexpected – for all … Continued