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Open House Sunday!!

Open House this Sunday 6005 Bridgewood Killeen, TX  76549 2/26/17 from 11am to 2pm & Wednesday 3/1/17 from 3pm to 6pm!!

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This 3168 square feet home features 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 1 study, a formal dining area and a loft/game room! It’s very spacious and well equipped for a large family. As you walk up to the home, you’ll see a nice covered front porch. When you walk into the home, you’ll notice the custom tiled flooring in the hallway, the study will be on the left and the formal dining on the right. As you walk to the living room, you’ll notice the beautiful engineered hard wood floors in the living room and the kitchen. The kitchen and living are open, but separated by a large island. The kitchen has a lot of counter space and cabinets galore. The kitchen also features a work desk. If you’re looking for a home with a lot closet space, this is it! Upstairs you’ll find all 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a game room/loft. The back patio is extended and partially covered. Beautiful, conveniently located close to Metroplex Hospital and clinics, Fort Hood, Walmart and many other amenities. Definitely put this one on your list to view today. you’ll love it!

Tanglewood Estates Harker Heights

Tanglewood Estates and Tanglewood North in Harker Heights are two well Established neighborhoods in the area. Homes currently for sale in the area can sell for anywhere between $150,000.00 up to $450,000.00 depending on how high up on the hill it is located. Of course other factors include square footage, age (which can range from mid 70’s to early 200’s), and quality of the Home. The area is very desirable all in all. Most of the homes here are owner occupied which helps retain property value. Homeowners tend to take great care to make sure their yards stay manicured and their homes stay in good repair. It is rare to see a distressed home in this area. Not impossible but rare. Overall this is a great place to live but don’t take my word for it. Take some time and look for yourself…

Current Homes for sale in this area include…

MLS # 214914
MLS STATUS: ACTIVE
LISTING PROVIDED BY LETICIA FORD OF ERA COLONIAL REAL ESTATE
MLS # 214575
MLS STATUS: ACTIVE
LISTING PROVIDED BY KENDRA BARGER OF STARPOINTE REALTY CENTRAL TEXAS LLC
MLS # 115304
MLS STATUS: ACTIVE
LISTING PROVIDED BY CHRISTINE FLETCHER OF VISTA REAL ESTATE
MLS # 213421
MLS STATUS: ACTIVE
LISTING PROVIDED BY LAUREN REIDER-HALLMARK
Need a Realtor in the Harker Heights Area? Give me a call!!
Modtrice Ford- Your friend in Real Estate!
Exit Homevets Realty
254-462-7172
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The Buying Process

Via: Texas Association of Realtors

Buying a home can get quite detailed. Here are the steps to take to ensure you’re prepared for the exciting road ahead.

Choose a Texas REALTOR®                                             

Why?  A Texas REALTOR® will help you with all the following steps and more.  He or she will save you time and money by researching properties based on your criteria, helping you secure the best mortgage rates, counseling you on the offer amount and terms most favorable to you, and negotiating on your behalf. Ask your friends and relatives for their recommendations, or use the Find a Texas REALTOR® search.

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Decide What You Want

Before you start looking, make a list of what you want. Then assign each item a priority. Some areas to consider are:

  • Location: How close do you want to be to your job, shopping, the kid’s schools, or entertainment?
  • Type of home: A single-family house typically provides the most space and gives you fewer restrictions on customizing your home. But a condo offers amenities without yard work—for a price.
  • Age of the home: Existing homes have mature yards and established neighborhoods; however, they require more maintenance. Although new homes aren’t always without problems, they usually require less maintenance initially. Of course, you may have to put in landscaping and endure nearby construction.

Know What You Can Afford                          credit questions

Consider these factors:

  • Downpayment: Most loans require a downpayment. The amount varies, but 20% of the purchase price is typical. If you’re a first-time buyer or fall below certain income thresholds, you may qualify for affordable-housing programs.  Generally, a higher downpayment means better loan terms and a lower interest expense on the mortgage.
  • Qualifying for a loan: A lender will determine how much he thinks you can afford based on your income, employment history, education, assets (e.g., bank account balances, other property, insurance policies, pension funds), and debt.  Check your credit report before the lender does to clear up any problems.
  • Your comfort level: You don’t have to spend $200,000 on a home just because the lender says you can afford a $200,000 home.  Do some math and determine what you’re comfortable spending.

Make an Offer

You’ve figured out your home-search criteria and what you can afford. Now find a house and make an offer.  Your Texas REALTOR® is invaluable in this part of the process that involves many steps, including:

  • Preparing a contract and the myriad details on it
  • Handling negotiations with your best interests in mind
  • Juggling inspections and option periods.

    Secure Financing

    Unless you’re paying cash for the home, you’ll need a loan. Keep in mind the true price of financing goes beyond the interest rate alone.  Consider items such as points, total lender fees, term of the loan, and penalties for early payment.  The lender will likely require an appraisal to verify that the home is worth the cost of the loan as well as a physical survey.  Repairs may be required.  Insurance must be purchased.  All these conditions and others must be satisfied before a transaction can close.

    Close the Deal                                        FTHBA2

    After weeks or even months of research and decision-making, you close the transaction, usually at the title company’s office. The title agent ask you to sign many, many documents and will explain each one.  You’ll present a cashier’s check to the seller, sign another document that itemizes closing costs (the lender will have given you an estimate in advance), and pay your share of the closing costs.  In return, you will receive a deed, transferring ownership rights to you.