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Kreg R. Hall
(214) 707-9150
Hall Realty Group
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Buyer Orientation

Welcome to my Buyer Orientation.  I have found this process the easiest way to educate buyers on buying a home.  The following outline is what I use as a guide to walk through the process.  It is a very simple outline and is only a guide.  The real benefit is the conversations that stem from this.  I can determine what topics my buyers are concerned about or areas they may need more education.  I typically like to meet at a coffee shop so it is not so formal and it usually takes about an hour.  I highly recommend you contact me for your Buyer Orientation or contact your Realtor.  


Buyer Orientation Outline

  1. Reasons to buy a home
  2. Tax deductions
  3. Appreciation potential
  4. Deferred gain and Capital gain (1031 Exchange)
  5. Principal accumulation
  6. Mortgage
  7. DFW Texas Mortgage
  8. Prequalification
  9. Loan Types – FHA, VA, Conventional, Fixed, ARM
  10. Down payment & Closing cost
  11. Closing Cost vs. Appraisal
  12. Origination points & Rate premium
  13. Short Sales, Foreclosures
  14. How mortgage brokers (lenders) make their money
  15. Origination points
  16. Rate premium (par rate)
  17. Your mortgage will be sold
  18. Interest Rate verses APR
  19. Junk Fees
  20. Home search criteria
  21. Area, Price, Square feet, Bedrooms, Age of home, etc.
  22. Inaccurate date if have too much specification?
  23. Set up direct MLS search via email – Real time
  24. New listings and price changes
  25. New construction
  26. Beware of elevated pricing
  27. Using the builders lender
  28. Who pays title?
  29. Buyer representation – FREE
  30. Seller has already committed to pay fee
  31. Information About Brokerage Services
  32. We do not represent you unless you want to be represented
  33. Realtor must access home
  34. Viewing homes
  35. Appointments must be set
  36. Prefer 48 hour notice, 24 minimum
  37. Showing windows so need to stay on schedule
  38. May have to remove shoes
  39. 7 to 9 is usually enough for a single day
  40. I will provide my “Real Estate” opinion as well as my “Personal” opinion
  41. Market analysis of home
  42. Review CMA, Comparative Market Analysis
  43. DOM (days on market)
  44. Contract negotiations
  45. What checks will I write
  46. Application Fee – lender
  47. Option Fee – $75 to $150
  48. Option Period
  49. Earnest Money – Approximately 1%
  50. Earnest money is held by title company
  51. Home Inspection – Approximately $500
  52. You should select your own home inspector
  53. Your out of pocket cost
  54. Negotiate repairs
  55. Termite Inspection – Approximately $80
  56. Appraisal Fee – Approximately $400 (POC)
  57. If the tax appraisal is more than the actual appraisal you can typically take the HUD to the tax office and they will reduce the value but I cannot guarantee it!
  58. Closing/Down payment
  59. Survey
  60. Title policy
  61. Closing date
  62. Home warranty
  63. Possession
  64. Home Owners Association
  65. Lead Paint Disclosure
  66. Mineral Rights
  67. Temporary lease
  68. Final Walk Through
  69. Closing

Call now for your Buyer Orientation and happy house hunting!

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