House Hunting in DFW: Resources & Tips

House Hunting in DFW & Texas 101

Howdy howdy everybody! Here are some of our top tips for making your next house hunting adventure a success. House hunting in DFW can be a little complicated. Now, I’ve done this with a lot of folks from out of state and around the world, so these tips come to you certified and tested to ensure the best experience. Let’s boot scoot boogie into what you need to know…

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Getting Around

  1. Rent a car

    If you’re not sure where you’re going to be looking for a home or know that you want to see everything and multiple cities, please rent a car. You’re not going to regret it. It can take about 2 hours to get from the farthest DFW city in East Dallas to the cities outside of Fort Worth. Here’s a popular place to find affordable rental cars. There are also dozens of Enterprise car rentals around DFW.
  2. Find a hotel near your favorite neighborhood

    If you’re here to test out the area, then it makes sense to stay in the neighborhood or city where you think you want to move. This is going to give you the best experience of seeing what traffic conditions are like and key points of interest.
  3. Send us a list of cities and neighborhoods at least a week before your trip

    To get the most out of our time together, I will need to setup showings and map out the areas to see. This all comes down to maximizing our time as well, so I’ll need the time to line up the best places to see and to navigate the cities efficiently.

Exploring & Things To Do

  1. Make a list of attractions or sights that are important to you

    Does having a nearby mall or museum matter to you? If so, write that down and take note of the attractions around you. Here’s a list of what to do in 3 days in DFW. It has some ideas of attractions and entertainment in different cities.
  2. Use our list of best restaurants in DFW to maximize your time

    Don’t waste time trying to find the best places to eat… we’ve got you covered right here!
  3. Love to hike or get outdoors? See our list of best hikes and walking paths around DFW.

    We’ve put all of our favorite places into one blog for you to check out during your time here.


Have a few days to explore? Check out our article on what to do in 3 days in DFW!