When you are buying a home you want to make sure it is the correct decision and not suffer the dreaded buyers remorse. Unfortunately, once you purchase your home you cannot give it back if you find something that you do not like. So it is important to make sure the home you purchase is the right choice for you.
I found an article from Realty Biz News on how to prevent or at least minimize any buyer’s remorse. Enjoy the tips below.
1. Take a look at night
Agents should advise their clients to see the home at different times of the day, and also at night. In their haste many buyers forget that the community can change drastically in the evenings and at night, when everyone has got back from work or school. For example, it might be that the next-door neighbor plays host to a crowd of school kids once lessons have finished, and the noise might not be for everyone.
2. Test the commute
Most buyers will consider the commute, but how many actually test it out for themselves. It can be very easy to misjudge the time it takes to get somewhere by car during rush hour if you don’t know the exact route, so it makes sense to actually take a test drive and see for yourself. If the traffic is worse than they expect, clients might suddenly have second thoughts about wanting to live there.
3. Homeowners association rules
Homeowners considering buying a property that falls under a homeowners association should carefully review whatever bylaws have been put in place. Homeowners associations can have a lot of conditions, covenants and restrictions in place regarding what people can do with their homes. You’ll also learn what neighbors are allowed to do—in case, for example, your client is uncomfortable living next to a home that is being rented out.
4. Specialized inspections
There may be a need for specialized home inspections that go beyond what regular home inspectors will offer. For example, if the home has a septic tank or solar panels on the roof, these things are often ignored or only given a cursory check. For a comprehensive inspection, it is usually necessary to hire a specialist.
Enlisting the help of a qualified real estate agent to help guide you through the home buying process will help to make home buying easier. Your real estate agent can advise you on going through a proper check list and research the history of the property. If you are looking for a home contact me and I can help you through this entire home buying process. To search for a property you can go to my site here.
Story credit to: Mike Wheatley senior editor at Realty Biz News.