Archive for July 12th, 2010


How Serious Are You?

You just found THE perfect house. It has exactly what you have been looking for and is in the neighborhood you have always wanted to live in.

You call the agent and she asks you to make an offer and wants to know how much money you can put down on the property. You have already told her you have $10,000 set aside to cover the down payment and closing costs. Now is the time to decide just how serious you are about buying this home.

You tell the agent you want to offer X number of dollars for the home and that you want to put down $500. She tells you that you should put more money down on the home if you are serious.

Here’s why more money down is better:

  1. You are showing the seller that you are ready right now to buy the home.
  2. More money down with a lower offer is many times more acceptable to agents and sellers because it lets them know you mean business.
  3. It shows you in a more favorable financial light. What this means is that if you have more money down people will assume you have a better chance of your loan going to closing than the other person’s loan.
  4. If the seller gets the same offer with less money down they will probably accept your offer first.
  5. It’s completely refundable if your offer isn’t the accepted offer, so you lose nothing.

So what kind of deposit should you put down? Everyone you know told you $500 was acceptable. In today’s real estate market it’s really not. You should consider putting $5000 down on the home you want. If you need any more reason, just consider how you’ll feel if someone else gets THE home.


New Listing – 5503 Carlee Court in Killeen Texas

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$199,900.00 – The Amazing Upgrades Will Leave You Speechless!

Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 2008
Subdivision: Duran Addition
Lot Size: .2 Acres
Garage Size: 2 Car
School District: Killeen Independent
Square Footage: 2000
Agent Name: Paula Raymond
Broker: Texas Heritage Real Estate
MLS #: 160083
Price: $199,900.00
Additional Pricing Information: Seller can assist buyer with closing costs on an acceptable offer.
5503 Carlee Court
Killeen, TX 76543

Amazing Duran Home tucked away on a corner lot in North Killeen.

ALL of the gorgeous upgrades will leave you speechless!

Granite, stainless appliances and custom cabinets in the roomy kitchen make a chefs dreams come true.

Exquisite tile throughout all living
areas and bathrooms. Upgraded carpeting in all four bedrooms. Windows have custom casings & moldings.

Adorable built in nook at the front entry for coats. Built in sink and prep area on back patio.

All this and more- you must see it to truly appreciate it!

Range/Oven, Dishwasher, Sink Disposal, Free Standing Gas Range, Stainless Steel Appliances, Eat-in Kitchen, Granite Counter Tops, Tile Back Splash, Custom Casings, Custom Molding, Custom Cabinets, Upgraded Bathrooms, Exquisite Tile Floors, Plush, Upgraded Carpet, Leaded Glass Front Door, Impressive Details Throughout, Fenced Yard, Grass Lawn, Outdoor Prep Area, Built In Sink

Paula Raymond
(254) 291-6826

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