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Are you ready to go from renter to homeowner?

Categories: Blog | Posted: August 17, 2017

For the past few years, you might have been watching the real estate market with interest, but didn’t feel ready to make the leap from renter to homeowner. You can still take advantage of low interest rates.

Why are you hesitating?

Here are some telltale signs you might be more ready than you think.

You’ve been paying rent on time for years. That monthly payment shows you’re responsible, and that you’re used to committing a sizeable sum each month to your living expenses. When you consider that your monthly mortgage payment could be even less than your rent, then you should feel confident that you can handle it.

You have a secure job. You’re getting good performance reviews and your employer is in a solid position, possibly even growing. If you like your job and see your future there, you have the job security that’s important when you commit to a mortgage.

Your credit is good. A good FICO score is 700 or higher, but you can get a loan with a lower credit score, as long as your debt-to-income ratio is within the acceptable range (e.g., your total debt is less than 30% of your annual income). The higher your credit score, the better you will do, both in terms of how much you can borrow and at what rate. Talk to a lender about mortgage pre-approval so you know where you stand before you start your new home search. Many lenders can give you direction for improving your credit score to qualify for the home you want.

You know what you want in a home—and it’s probably not roommates (or parents). You’re becoming more aware of home designs, wandering through home centers, and exploring neighborhoods. You’re imagining yourself as a homeowner, instead of seeing it as a distant reality.

Seeing is believing. That image of homeownership could be closer than you think. Talk to a real estate professional and a lender to explore your options. You’ll never know if you’re ready to buy a home if you don’t make the move!

Dove Creek

Categories: Blog, Celebrity Gossip, Neighborhood News | Posted: August 8, 2017

Antares Homes is pleased to open a brand new model in Dove Creek! This community features some of our most stunning homes and is situated the picturesque city of Midlothian, TX. We interviewed the lovely Cassy Mahan for an exclusive perspective on our Signature Series homes in DFW’s Southern Star.


Q | What are the top 3 benefits of joining the #AntaresFamily in Midlothian?

A: Picking just three is difficult, but since I have to here are my top three:

  1. Antares Homes has the most exciting home designs I have ever seen.  Each home has been carefully thought out and is designed for today’s living.  Our exteriors are beautiful, our interiors are stunning, and every inch of space is utilized in an Antares Home.
  1. We understand that building a new home will be the most exciting time of your life, but that it can also be a bit stressful.  We strive to make sure that this a pleasurable experience.  By setting expectations and through proper communication you will always know what is going on, and what the next step will be.
  1. Antares Homes customer service never stops, all through your build and even after you have closed on your new Antares Home we will be there for you and your family.  After all, you are now a part of the #AntaresFamily!

Q | What is the best part about working in Midlothian?

A: Midlothian is home to the most wonderful people.  Everyone is so friendly and helpful, I love it here in DFW’s Southern Star.  Midlothian has a small town feel and an easy way about it…..it’s hard to explain, but when you are here you just feel at ease.

Q | What makes Dove Creek unique?

A: Tucked away, Dove Creek is nestled off of the main road in a private setting with a country atmosphere.  The area is charming and delightful.  I am so lucky to get to work here.  You get to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing community being off the main road, yet you are only minutes from shopping and major highways.  For families looking to move to Midlothian, we have an exceptional school system in the highly acclaimed Midlothian ISD.

Q | What sets Antares Homes apart in Dove Creek?

A: What doesn’t?  Every model home is beautiful in the area, but what sets us apart are the things that you can’t see.  Such as:

  1. Steel rebar foundation
  2. Cellulose insulation
  3. Radiant barrier decking
  4. Ten-year parts and labor warranty on our Heating & A/C condenser units
  5. Two-year efficiency promise

I could go on and on……  Please come by our new model home so that I can demonstrate all of the things that set Antares Homes apart.

Q | What do you most look forward to about working from your new model home?

A: I am so excited for our future Antares Homeowners to get to visually see the quality and craftsmanship that goes into each and every Antares Home.  Being able to demonstrate our homes and showing all of the important details will be the best part.

Q | What is your favorite feature in your new model home?

A: There are so many things I love about this home, but I would have to say my favorite design feature is the Chef’s Kitchen that looks into the living room with the soaring 20′ ceiling.

Q | Why is the model home’s floorplan perfect for prospective homeowners looking in your community?

A:  This home is one of our most sought-after home designs.  This home has an open-feel, soaring ceilings, a butler’s pantry, an open-rake staircase, wrought iron balusters, and much more! It is perfect for today’s busy family. It allows everyone to be together while working on different things, and also perfect for entertaining with its large open-concept design. With available options such as a three-car garage, media room, 5th bedroom, etc…. you can make it perfect for you.

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