Are there any old systems in your house that might need to be replaced in the next 1-2 years? (heating and air conditioners, water heater) – Is your house priced to attract 1st time homebuyers in your area? – How much does the warranty cost and what items are included? – If something breaks while the house is on the market, will you have the money to get it fixed?
As I’ve mention a while ago, this can be a tiring job. First, you have to consider the size of the house that you wanted to buy. This can narrow down your choices by just looking for an “attainable” home for you. It means that you are just going to look for the houses that within your budget reach. Size of the family should also be considered before you purchase the house that you desire.
Now, you have to decide how to handle the recommended changes. When deciding if a repair or upgrade will be worth the effort, keep in mind the extra time it takes to do any repairs verses any less time on the market due to the repairs. For example, if buyers in your area are looking for nice curb appeal with professional landscaping then you probably should go with the upgrade. Remember, when making extra mortgage payments, time on the market is money out of the profits!
Remember, you have to conduct syracuse home inspectors first before making any offer and closing any deal. You have to make sure first that you will not be having any hidden problems that you will find out soon as you are living on your new home.
It is important to take your time during a walkthrough. Get a copy of your Sales Contract so you will be able to review any items that should be included in the house. Check out the house from top to bottom, from attic to basement. Pay close attention to expensive items and those that are important to you. Look for areas where rugs or furniture may have been when you first looked at the house. If you find out that an item is missing or there is trash left behind, deal with it right away. Try to leave your emotions outside of the house because you will have a lot of times to swoon over the house. The final walkthrough is the time to ensure that the home is as you expected it to be.
After looking at the home carefully there was one room that turned us off and made us head for the car. The living room carpet had a very large, and a quite obvious blood stain. After doing some more research, our realtor found out the true story. The owner had committed suicide. His parents were so upset that they could not step foot in the home to clean out his belongings. The answering machine was still turned on and there were messages for him. All his clothes and personal items were still here, in perfect order, months after his death.
Once you’ve seen the house you want to buy, and you’re ready to go ahead, you will also need to pay to get the title insurance and survey work carried out. This is an important part of the house buying process and isn’t something you can ignore. The cost for this work will usually be a percentage of the house value, so on average between 0.5% and 1.5%. It can vary depending on the location of the house, but again, using the example of $100,000 property, this would come out to between $500 and $1,500.
Overall, selling your home requires a number of skills and a lot of patience. While you can do it yourself and possibly save some fees, you will need to gain some knowledge and do many tasks that a real estate agent can do for you. Remember that many people have sold their property on their own and you can too.