#7 Best Places to Raise a Family in Texas – Niche.com
Buying a home
With four premier shopping destinations, an award-winning golf course, nearly 100 restaurants and its own 7,000-seat arena, Allen has just about everything that your mind can conjure up. With a population of just 94,710, and an emphasis on providing a family friendly community for all, Allen has grown to be known for its exceptional schools, excellent city services and nationally-recognized parks and recreation programs. When you buy a home in Allen, you will never need (or want!) to go any place else!
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If the outdoors isn’t your thing, fear not! Home to four different shopping centers, Allen’s location attracts a wide range of both luxury and affordable brands that make it a one-stop destination for everything! From Allen Premium Outlets to The Village at Allen, Allen provides a shopping experience not found anywhere else in North Texas. WIth a Tom Thumb, Market Street and Kroger located close to much of Allen’s neighborhood space, shopping for weekly essentials becomes something much easier for a family’s busy lifestyle. When you buy a home in Allen, hopefully you’ll be ready for the problem of having too many options!
Here’s what you can do when you buy a home in Allen:
- Breathe in Allen’s history at the Allen Heritage Guild
- Enjoy a free outdoor summer concert at the Summer Sounds Concert Series
- Beat the summer heat at the Allen Community Ice Rink or Aquatics Center
- 33 miles / 35 minutes from DFW Airport
- 26 miles / 31 minutes from downtown Dallas
- 13 miles / 17 minutes from Legacy Business Center
- 20 miles / 19 minutes from North Dallas Business Center
– current resident
Buying a Home
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Begin your Allen home search early with an Allen Exclusive Buyer's Agent!
The country’s only flat-fee Exclusive Buyer’s Agency, HelpUBuy America is dedicated to helping all potential homeowners find the home of their dreams, without any of the stress! Our highly skilled Allen buyer’s agents have been protecting the rights of home buyers at no cost since 1995 and are truly committed to helping home buyers find and buy the home of their choice at the lowest possible price, with the best terms. We serve:
- First-time home buyers
- Move-up or downsizing home buyers
- Home buyers relocating to North Texas or Houston
- Buyers who want to build or purchase a new home
- Credit challenged buyers who may benefit from our lease-option program
We hold your hand through all the complicated steps of the homebuying process from house hunting to financing to closing and beyond. We’ll help you select a quality home with good resale potential. We’ll help you choose a lender and ensure they don’t pay too much. We’ll help you interpret inspection reports and negotiate repairs, and we’ll be there with you at closing and possession to make sure all the terms of the contract are satisfied.
Don’t be fooled by real estate agents who claim to be Allen buyer’s agents but work for dual agency brokers like Keller or Re/Max. Only an Exclusive Buyer’s Agent works for buyers 100% of the time so there is NO conflict of interest to jeopardize your negotiating position.
In a real estate transaction, the buyer assumes all of the risk. The seller walks away from the property, usually with some money in their pocket. It’s the buyer that pays for inspections, appraisals, and mortgage fees, and ends up with the house and a mortgage. It absolutely matters who represents you! See what HelpUBuy America can do for you!