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Smart Questions to Consider When Buying a Starter Home

It’s natural to be excited about buying a starter home, but making a decision on an emotional basis can be a mistake when you’re making one of the most important financial decisions of your life. Here are some questions to consider during your search.

Is the Timing Right Financially?

While paying rent seems like throwing away money, there’s no advantage in paying off a mortgage in a home you’ll be forced to leave before you can build up significant equity. The general rule is that you should live in your home for at least five years before you earn a financial advantage.

Smart Questions to Consider When Buying a Starter Home

Your future expenses won’t end with a monthly mortgage payment. Even in a new home, it’s prudent to factor in maintenance costs and unexpected expenses resulting from weather damage or failing utilities like water heaters and air conditioners. Home insurance, homeowners’ association fees, and paying for utilities are extra expenses to consider. If you take all these factors into account and the costs don’t seem sustainable, it might make more sense to continue renting for the time being.

Will the Home Meet My Future Needs?

Before you look for a home, make a list of what’s most important to you. Think of your needs five years into the future. Young couples and single buyers are usually more interested in living in closer to urban areas and are more receptive to living in attached living spaces like condos and townhouses. Those who plan to have children will want to give more weight to factors like the schools, safety, and yard size. Kids will also require additional bedrooms and bathrooms. When you need a moving service in DFW, give Fireman Movers a call.

Are My Expectations Reasonable?

Depending on realty pricing in your area and your personal finances, living in an upscale or trendy area might be out of reach for the time being. Amenities like fancy counter tops and high ceilings add unnecessary expense. When you're moving homes in DFW, focus on other factors like length of your commute, solid construction, and resale value.

Is the Home Structurally Sound?

Depending on the particular state you’re in, home buyers can have limited legal options if their new home turns out to have structural or foundational flaws. For example, Texas law requires only that disclosure of property flaws be “completed to the best of seller's belief and knowledge as of the date the notice is completed and signed….”  If the home you buy turns out to have damage to the foundation, it can be nearly impossible to prove that the previous owner knew about it. The new owner is then saddled with a huge financial expense with no recourse. Things to look for when you view a home include stained ceilings and walls, which could indicate a leaky roof and mold or mildew; cracked pavements or ceilings, which could indicate foundational damage; and fuse boxes with deteriorating wiring. Once you’ve selected a home for purchase, always hire a certified home inspector to make sure the house is in proper condition – they’ll know exactly what to look for.

Once it’s time to move into your new home, you’ll need a reliable home mover in DFW. Competent DFW moving services will make sure not to damage your walls or belongings.

For help moving into your starter home, contact Fireman Movers.

What Our Clients Are Saying

  • Marcia M.

    Thanks for making our moving day easy!!!

  • David

    The team introduced themselves to my wife and me. They were very careful with the items and the house. They worked very fast and carefully, Take care & be safe.

  • Brad H.

    Thank you for the response. The guys on the crew were awesome both times we used them to move. Will highly recommend to anyone.

  • Dana K

    Thanks for your services……we were very pleased with the movers that you sent.

  • Lisa

    Your guys did a fine job today! They were very courteous and respectful young men. Thanks for a smooth move!

  • Angela S.

    Great job on our move, by the way. Everyone was very courteous and hardworking.

  • Mike T.

    Anthony,

    I wanted to take the time to let you know that your men today who moved my wife from Weatherford to Ft. Worth were the BEST MOVERS I have ever had in my 55 years of life. They were genuinely nice, polite, fun, and did an incredible job moving all of my stuff on a very humid day! You have 3 great workers and I would heartily recommend your company to anyone!

    Thank you!

  • Thanks S.

    Things went great this weekend with Marcelo, Victor and Rick. Got everything done in a timely manner.

  • COURTNEY JOHNSON

    SOUTHLAKE, TEXAS

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    ALLEN, TEXAS

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    ARLINGTON, TEXAS

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