BUYING A HOME

Buying a home is an exciting time in one’s life.  It can also be overwhelming and confusing at times.  Let Austin Prime Realty guide and protect you through this process with our personalized services and extensive experience, making sure that you find the home that best suits your needs.

OUR PROMISE TO YOU

As your agent, we will:

  • Assure that you see all the properties in the area that meet your criteria.
  • Guide you through the entire home buying process, from finding homes to look at, to getting the best financing.
  • Make sure you don’t pay too much for your new home and help you avoid costly mistakes.
  • Answer all of your questions about the local market area, including schools, neighborhoods, the local economy, and more.

BEFORE STARTING YOUR SEARCH

  • Check your credit rating. Straighten out any errors before its too late.
  • Determine a comfortable monthly budget for your new purchase, including down payment and monthly payment.
  • Find a loan that meets your needs and get pre-qualified (preferably pre-approved).
  • Choose a REALTOR® that you trust and who understands your needs.
  • Determine what neighborhood best matches your needs.
  • Identify important features you need your new home to have.

CLOSING COSTS TO EXPECT

  • Lender fees include charges for loan processing, underwriting, preparation and establishing an escrow account.
  • Third-party fees include charges for insurance, title search, and other inspections such as termites.
  • Government fees include deed recording and state & local mortgage taxes.
  • Escrow and interest fees include homeowner’s insurance, loan interest, real estate taxes, and occasionally private mortgage insurance.

SELLING YOUR HOME

Selling your home shouldn’t be a stressful ordeal.  Choosing a licensed Texas REALTOR® is the first step to ensuring that your investment in your home pays off.  Our services and experience allow you to focus on your move, while we manage your home sale – from our initial consultation to closing, and beyond.

OUR PROMISE TO YOU

As your agent, we will:

  • Complete a comparative market analysis that will compare your home’s value to that of your neighbors.
  • Compile a comprehensive plan detailing all the efforts I will employ to sell your home, including Internet and local media.
  • Present your home to as many qualified buyers as possible getting your home maximum exposure.
  • Help you stage your home and generate curb appeal to ensure you get the highest price.
  • Assist with obtaining offers and help you in negotiating the best deal as smoothly as possible.
  • Help you find your next home and answer all of your questions about the local market area, including schools, neighborhoods, the local economy, and more.

GETTING THE HIGHEST PRICE FOR YOUR HOME

Curb appeal is key and could make a difference whether people stop and take a flyer, or drive right by. Staging your home is important and many buyers will stay in your home longer if it’s staged appropriately. We have experience, fresh ideas and many local resources to present your home in the most effective manner.

RECENT HOME SALES

What are homes selling for on your street? Contact Austin Prime Realty to find out what neighborhood homes are selling for, free of charge, or choose a more detailed analysis of the value of your home.

CLOSING COSTS TO EXPECT

  • Title insurance fees depend on the sales price of the home.
  • Broker’s commission is a full-service fee and will cost anywhere between 5% to 7%.
  • Local property transfer tax, county transfer tax, state transfer tax, and state capital gains tax are the charges that you’ll pay for the privilege of selling your home. Credit to the buyer of unpaid real estate taxes for the prior or current year are variable and depend on when you close and when your taxes are due.
  • FHA fees and costs are all fees are now negotiable between an FHA buyer and seller.
  • Home inspections fees are in some circumstances paid for by the seller and include pest, radon and other inspections.
  • Miscellaneous fees can accrue from correcting problems noticed during the home inspection.

RELOCATION SERVICES

Relocating to a new city can be a challenge, especially if you are unfamiliar with the community and its resources.  Let Austin Prime Realty make your move a little smoother with our relocation services, providing detailed information about your new home’s school system, utility companies, grocery stores…you name it!   

OUR PROMISE TO YOU

As your agent, we will:

  • Assure that you see all the properties in the area that meet your criteria.
  • Guide you through the entire home buying process, from finding homes to look at, to getting the best financing.
  • Make sure you don’t pay too much for your new home and help you avoid costly mistakes.
  • Answer all of your questions about the local market area, including schools, neighborhoods, the local economy, and more.

TRANSITIONING INTO YOUR NEW COMMUNITY

  • Check your credit rating. Straighten out any errors before its too late.
  • Determine a comfortable monthly budget for your new purchase, including down payment and monthly payment.
  • Find a loan that meets your needs and get pre-qualified (preferably pre-approved).
  • Choose a REALTOR® that you trust and who understands your needs.
  • Determine what neighborhood best matches your needs.
  • Identify important features you need your new home to have.

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

  • Lender fees include charges for loan processing, underwriting, preparation and establishing an escrow account.
  • Third-party fees include charges for insurance, title search, and other inspections such as termites.
  • Government fees include deed recording and state & local mortgage taxes.
  • Escrow and interest fees include homeowner’s insurance, loan interest, real estate taxes, and occasionally private mortgage insurance.