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Austin Texas home buyers
Lux Port Group is dedicated to finding you the perfect home you are looking for with a minimum of hassles. Our exclusive software program will allow you to search homes by Community (what area you want), zip code, school district, MLS number,etc. Once you have chosen your area, we break it down for you even further down to the neighborhoods, including the school district. We then provide you with area Google maps as well as virtual tour links and high resolution photos. Although we have provided a lot of information as well as links to neighborhoods,and you don't find what you are looking for, provide us information about your perfect home or property and you will be contacted by us as soon as it is available on the market.
Austin Texas Home Buying Process
1. Get Pre-qualified
This is the very first step you should take in the home buying process. It will allow the process to move much quicker. Lux Port Group has selected a few trusted lenders that we work with to consistently provide outstanding service to you. Ask us about a referring lender.
2. Educate yourself
Lux Port Group has provided you with our exclusive "Neighborhood community guide" with a complete breakdown of the most popular neighborhoods in Austin and the surrounding cities to help educate you.about the area. If you are relocating from another area and would like more information, fill out our Austin Relocation Guide form and we will mail you one. If you are researching schools as well, (and you should) use our Area School Districts Guide. If you already know what district you would like to purchase a home in, use our Search by School District page to see available homes in that district. You will also want to know about important things such as property taxes, HOA's ,etc.
3. Find Homes For Sale in Austin
Lux Port Group's very powerful Austin Home Search solution allows the user to easily create and save custom searches based on the criteria you enter such as bedrooms, bathrooms, price, square footage, zip code, neighborhood, waterfront, foreclosure, etc. We include high resolution photos, virtual tours, open house information, as well as map views.
4. Get Representation
A. Although buying a home without an agent is a possibility, it certainly brings challenges. The builder or seller already has someone representing their best interest, so why shouldn't you? That would be like going into court in a court case without an attorney. Texas state law also requires agents and brokers to provide potential buyers, sellers, and landlords with a form Information About Brokerage Services to help explain the differences in agency relationships.
B. The only way realtors, brokers, buyers, and appraisers calculate the value of a home is through comparable home prices from homes that have already sold. Since Texas is a non-disclosure state, the only way to get this information is through your local agent or broker who is a member of the Austin Board of Realtors. You may look at sites such as Trulia, Zillow, etc., for this information, but they are usually WAY off. And why overpay for a home?
C. Broker or Realtor experience is the key to helping you to negotiate and achieve the result you are looking for without mistakes being made along the way. Would you trust a heart doctor who had been doing transplants for 6 months or part time? Knowledge gained from years of experience is invaluable as they learn along the way throughout their careers. An experienced broker also makes your part a lot more stress-free as they guide you through the process of loan application, contract submitting, the inspection process, the repairs process, the negotiations process, and the closing process.