Purchasing a home is stressful enough without having to worry about things like the onset of mildew and mold! Even if you are an experienced home buyer, there is so much involved in buying a new dwelling that the pressure can sometimes make you feel like you are caught in a pressure cooker! There are some services that should not be overlooked, especially when buying an older home. An example of this is having a professional mold inspection conducted before you decide to buy the property.
Amateur Workmanship. Did you weekend handyman brother-in-law help you remodel the kitchen last year? When amateurs do home projects, often the materials used aren’t right for the intended purpose, or they’re of poor quality, or both. Inspections are seldom performed or permits obtained when such projects are done by amateurs. Unfortunately amateur work can complicate a closing.
Home maintenance tasks are often put off for various reasons, such as lack of time, lack of money, or simply lack of interest. However, when it comes time to sell your home and you know buyers are looking, it’s time to take care of business.
Now once you get your general idea of the above items,its time to look for a real estate agent and give them the details of what your looking for. You can also do some research on your own by checking for sale by owners, which you can find in the local newspapers and online.
Be wise: Get a home inspector done by your own expert, before you enter the bid. Although you will be required to pay for this inspection, it is worth knowing the repair costs before you bid for the home.
Before viewing listings of Spokane homes for sale, create a goal sheet and write down specifics about your dream home. Everything from the style of home you’d prefer, to the yard layout and monthly payment amount should be noted. What type of neighborhood do you prefer? How many bedrooms and bathrooms will you need? Do you want a one-story, two-story or three-story home? Will you need a garage? Do you want a private, wooded lot, or do you prefer living close to neighbors? What is “too close for comfort” in your opinion?
Many states (no Licenses are required in California by the way) have License Requirements for Home Inspectors that require State Licenses. Inquire with your State’s Website before you call an inspector. As a Home Inspector in Lancaster CA we have very few requirements here, but this will vary from state to state and area to area.
Get a copy of all of the loan documents prior to closing. It is important to be able to read through all of the documents as time may be limited during the closing. Always call your broker ahead of time with any questions. Never close on a property without having ample time to review the closing documents. After reviewing all of the documents set up a closing with the seller and your attorney. At the closing table make sure you have all the required checks and documentation. You should receive a checklist prior to closing. Remember, never sign anything you do not understand, and ask plenty of questions to make sure you understand.