Looking for a new home is not as easy as you may think. When it is just you, you have only you to please. When you have a family, you have to take everyone else into consideration.
You should always have a home inspection done. It does not matter if the home has already been inspected. You should have a second one done. Sometimes you pick up things that the first inspection missed. A second home inspection is an official confirmation.
You should never trust the buyer 100%. He or she is looking to offload the house and some buyers get desperate.
Have A Vision
Write it all down on paper first. List the thing you have to have. List the things you want but are not necessary. Have a dream and vision before you go out house hunting. Some home buyers like to make a choice based on their gut. A gut instinct is good to have, but you do need more.
Is It In A Good Neighborhood?
The images you see online are used to sell the home. These images are not always telling the whole story. It may look good on paper, but that is about it. Talk to your realtor about taking a tour to see for yourself. Make sure the home has a proper foundation and is built to be secure during any kind of weather. Make sure the home is in a good neighborhood.
Where Are You In Life?
Think about where you are in your life. Are you in your 20’s? Are you in your 40’s? Is it just you? Do you have a family to think about now? The home you consider needs to make everyone happy, not just you.
When you are young, you can afford to be more selfish. As you get older, you have to grow up. The home you buy needs to reflect where you are in life. Are you the carefree bachelor who is looking to live life up a bit? Are you older and wiser with a family to support?
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