Avoiding a Housing NightmarePosted by Kevin Hughes on Monday, July 16th, 2012 at 1:45pm.
Have you ever bought a car that seemed great, but it ended up being terrible-- with it breaking down and costing you money? You wouldn’t want that to happen with housing for sale that can cost ten times more than your car. Follow these careful tips to make sure that you will love your house and it won’t cost you major money.
Becoming a Savvy Home Buyer
Start with building your knowledge of what can happen to housing for sale that you are looking for. Browse the internet.; If you are buying an older home, this is even more important. There are also T.V. shows that could help. When you go through the house, you will want to be very detailed in checking it thoroughly. It is smart to have experts to assist you, but you will want to have some knowledge to back it up with and give you peace of mind.
Real Estate Agent
It is wise to share your concerns with your realtor. Hiring a quality realtor is a must. Hughes Group Agents will treat you right; they specialize in over-the-top customer service. They have done this many times, so you should lean on them as you search for real estate housing for sale. Talk to them about how much it will cost to power the house. You wouldn’t want to get stuck with a huge energy bill that you can’t afford. Find out what your homeowners dues are going to be. If you are going to do additional things on the property, such as keep horses, you need to see how estimate the cost of that. Realize that this can rise.
While it is not mandatory to have a homeowner’s inspection done on the real estate housing for sale that you will buy, it is definitely something you should do. A home inspector will find things that you and your agent may have missed. This will give you valuable peace of mind. As always, see that you hire someone who has good credentials. They will recommend changes on anything that is not up to par. You can include these repairs in the offer you make on the house so that you don’t get stuck making them.
While it may seem odd, get into every crack and crevice of the housing for sale that you are going to buy with the help of an agent and home inspector. Use common sense: if your house is old, then the pipes may not be good, and that would be expensive. If the house has high pitched ceilings, it will cost more to heat and cool. This will allow you to be content in your new home and get exactly what you are looking for. You’ll thank yourself later.
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