This fantastic First-Time Home Buyer’s Guide, by Sheila Cox, is a 50+ page guide with multiple checklists and lots of tips and advice about buying a home, including:
- The benefits of home ownership
- Are you ready for home ownership?
- Planning Your Timing
- Understanding Down Payments and PMI
- Do you know what it costs to buy a home?
- How to budget and plan to buy a house
- Need help with the down payment cash?
- Analyze your net worth
- How much can you afford to borrow?
- How to find a reputable lender
- How to improve your credit score
- Texas Home Buying Process
- Planning the Move
- Real Estate Glossary
Videos About Home Buying
When You Are Ready to Tour Homes
When you are ready to tour some homes, then call/text me at 832-779-2890 so we can get you on the calendar and discuss exactly what will be the perfect home for you. As a Katy real estate agent (an expert!) I can narrow your focus and help you find the perfect neighborhood.
Or you can send me your perfect home criteria here: https://www.katyhomesforsaletx.com/katy-reports-guides/katy-home-search
Once I set up your custom search, then you will start getting home listings via email and you can mark them with Hearts to mark your favorites. A couple of days before our scheduled tour, I make appointments for your Favorite homes and print out the maps, home data, etc. for our tour. On the day of our tour we will meet at my office and then drive the area together so I can tell you about the area and point out various features while also touring homes. This is a great way to find your perfect home!
Helpful Articles About Home Buying
Katy Real Estate Market
Self-Guided Tour of Katy Texas
Timeline for Planning a Home Purchase
Buyer Representation in Texas
Checklist of Steps for Buying a Home
Do I Need a Real Estate Agent? Maybe I Can Do This Myself
Texas Laws on Brokerage Services & Dual Agency
What To Look for In a Katy Real Estate Agent
Sheila Cox – Katy Real Estate Agent – Reviews & More
Who Pays Real Estate Commissions in Texas?
Texas Home Buying Process
Costs To Buy a Home in Texas
Why You Need a PreApproval Letter & How to Apply for a Home Loan
Katy Flood Zones
Option Period and Fees in Texas Real Estate
Home Inspections for Buyers
Pricing a Home Correctly
Beware of Internet Real Estate Statistics
About Appraisals and What To Do When One Comes in Low
Buying New vs. Resale Home
What to Expect When You Buy a New Construction Home
Katy New Construction Homes for Sale (from home builder)
What Is a Real Estate “Closing”?
FREE GUIDES & REPORTS
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If You Think This Website is Great, Wait ’till You Get Me As Your Agent!
Candid Advice—I promise to give you candid advice on all homes and areas so you can make the best decisions. I won’t ignore potential defects that can cost you money, or effect your resale value, in the future. My job is to protect you from defective homes as much as possible while helping you make a sound financial investment. (Read client testimonials)
Local Area Expertise—This isn’t just my business…it’s where I work and live (for 20 years) so I really know the area. I will help you narrow your options and find the best neighborhood for you based on your specifications. For long-term resale value, the neighborhood you choose is just as important as the home you buy. (Download my Ultimate Katy Guide)
Great Data—I will give you the most in-depth data you have ever seen…to help you make the wisest decisions. This includes a professional CMA when you are ready to purchase a specific home…so you don’t pay too much. Plus, my proprietary House Report (see sample) includes the data and information you need to ensure that you are making great home purchase. (Also see Pricing a Home Correctly)
Best Home Searches—Yes, you can search on your own, but no other home search available can filter down to the school level…and filter out the subdivisions that may be known to flood. Tell me exactly what you want, and I can narrow down your options better than any search you have access to. (Request a Custom Search)
Easier Process—Moving your family (and possibly changing jobs) is stressful enough. I’m your transaction manager and will guide you, step-by-step, through the process so you never miss an important deadline. I assist with inspections, repair negotiations, home warranties, HOA compliance inspections, hazard insurance, surveys, appraisals, title commitment, home warranties, title company, and more. (View helpful videos on my YouTube channel)
Video Walkthroughs—If you or your spouse lives out of the state or country, then you will enjoy my detailed video walkthroughs. I have sold multiple homes to out-of-area clients “sight unseen” by providing High Definition video walkthroughs of potential homes. My videos show front and back yards, closets, pantries, laundry rooms, and garage…as well as the entire home. (Sample)
Network of Experts—My network of experts can make your transition to the area as smooth as possible. Need a painter, electrician, mover, insurance company, etc.? I can help!
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How I Work to Protect You
My job isn’t “just” helping you find a house to buy…I’m helping you buy a home. There are over 100 tasks that I perform for you during the purchasing process. I’m looking out for you every step of the way and keeping my eye on the listing agent, the seller, the builder (if applicable), the lender, the inspector, and the title company. I’m on your side because I’m YOUR agent. I help with price analysis and negotiations, legal paperwork, inspections, repair negotiations, home warranties, HOA compliance inspections, hazard insurance, surveys, appraisals, title commitment, home warranties, and more. I have the expertise to help solve complicated problems that often occur in the process. Real estate is a huge financial and legal commitment. Don’t you deserve to have a Five-Star real estate agent on your side?
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