What to Know About House Hunting in DFW This Spring

March 27, 2019 7:56 am

The weather isn’t the only thing heating up this spring. Statistically, more people tend to put their homes on the market and start house hunting in the spring as we approach the end of the school year. If you’re just now starting your new home search in Fort Worth, you may be wondering how you can get a leg up on the competition in a hot housing market. Check out a few of Ventana’s tips before you start house hunting in DFW this spring.

Take Your Search Offline

More than 90% of people search for homes online during the homebuying process, but in a hot market like DFW, inventory moves quickly and you may lose a home you liked if you wait too long. Also, professional home listing photos you see online may not present the whole picture of the home or neighborhood.

Once you’ve pinpointed the areas you like, take your home search offline and drive to the neighborhoods or communities to see everything in person. Have your Realtor set up a showing, but also make sure to explore the area around the home. You want to be in a position to make a decision quickly, but you also don’t want to put an offer on a home you haven’t thoroughly toured.

A benefit to building a new home or choosing a home currently under construction in Ventana is that you can tour our builders’ model homes and move-in ready homes to pick the best floorplan and interior finishes for your family. You can also explore the master-planned lifestyle amenities available in our community, like our Amenity Center, resort-style pool and new adventure playground currently underway.

Lock in Mortgage Rates Now

Last week, mortgage rates hit their lowest level in the past 13 months, and the Federal Reserve has indicated there would be no more rate hikes in 2019. Buyers house hunting in DFW this spring should take advantage of low interest rates while they last. In fact, interest rates are so low that you may find your monthly mortgage payment less than rent in certain areas of the DFW metroplex.

Build Your Homebuying Team

You’ll need more than a Realtor lined up if you want to close quickly on your dream home. Now that you’re house hunting in DFW this spring, you should also find a lender, inspector and possibly a real estate attorney. Ask your friends and Realtor for recommendations on a trusted, known local lender and inspector. You may also want to look into hiring a real estate attorney to assist with the mortgage closing and reviewing loan documents.

We hope these tips help you get ready for house hunting in DFW this spring! Ventana is a master-planned community in Fort Worth featuring desirable amenities, an active lifestyle program and new homes priced from the upper $200s. We invite you to explore our community and model homes this spring to learn more about the Ventana lifestyle. Visit us at 5500 Ventana Parkway in Fort Worth or contact us for more information.

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