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Is A Home Inspection Really Necessary Before Purchase?


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Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2012 Time: 2:37 AM

 

Purchasing real estate could be stressful, but it can also change your life. That being said, if you know what you are doing, it doesn't need to be that stressful. After reading the tips below, you'll be in a better position to make your first home-buying experience a pleasant one. When you want to add more value to the property you own, do some remodeling and repair work. The value of your property will go up quickly. In some cases, the increase in property value is greater than the amount of money that you invested into the work.

If you're looking to by a home and you will be the only person living there, it's still recommended that you bring an experienced home buyer with you. It is always helpful to have another set of eyes while looking at properties, particularly if that person has experience buying a home. Advise them to make a list of questions for the realtor. Save up enough of a down payment to satisfy your lender. Otherwise you will be required to pay for private mortgage insurance. PMI protects the bank and shows that you will make your payments; however, the extra cost adds up and your monthly payments will increase because of it.

Always make sure to obtain a warranty for your home. This is an important thing to ask for whether you are purchasing directly from a builder or from a previous owner. The builder or previous owner should offer some protection to you if anything should go wrong during a certain period of time. A pre-owned home's previous owner should not have a problem buying a warranty to cover you and any home repairs for at least the first year you own the home. Some banks do not require you to do a house inspection, but this is not a reason to skip it. A professional inspection can tell you important facts about a property you are considering. Lots of things can go awry in a home that an untrained eye can't hope to uncover, so having a home inspector thoroughly assess your home is protection for you and your family.

If you plan to purchase all or some of a building for opening a business, be sure it is in a good neighborhood with ample growth opportunities. A great customer base is necessary, but if you open in a lackluster neighborhood, you may not get the results you want. Consult with the real estate agent in regards to a more suitable location for launching a business. When you really want to buy a home, measure the square footage. This is important because you cannot compare public records with the actual square footage unless you measure. You always want to be certain that the listed square footage is accurate. They don't have to be exact, but they should be within a hundred square feet. If this is not the case, you may want to think twice about the purchase and/or ask some questions to find out the reason for the discrepancy.

Look at a sex offender registry online to make sure you are moving into a safe neighborhood before you purchase that dream home. You can do this quickly and easily, and it could keep your whole family safer in your new home. The information is publicly available and free to obtain. It is highly unlikely that any real estate agent would have knowledge of the sex offender status within a neighborhood, and if they do, you won't find out about it. It is important that you take responsibility for your own research.

By doing the tips stated, you could make purchasing a house easier and smoother. Being aware of what is out there will give you distinct advantages.

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These tips are really very helpful in searching Grand Junction homes and in Grand Junction real estate



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