Buyers, are you asking these questions before you close the deal?

Buyers Questions Buyers; you are buying a home and you found one that you love, you’ve had it inspected, and you are ready to go to closing.  But to make sure you stay happy after you move in,  you need to add the following items to your checklist before closing the deal.

1.  How’s the noise?  check the noise level surrounding the home at various times of day and days of the week, such as the weekday versus the weekend. For example, is the home in a flight path or on an ambulance or fire truck route?

2.  Are there any easements or encroachments on the property? An easement will allow others to use a portion of your property for a specific purpose. A land survey will reveal property lines, any easements, or encroachments – such as from a garage or fence – from neighbors either intentionally or unintentionally invading the property line.

3.  Is the house up to code? Ensure that the home’s previous owners did not fail to get a permit for any major renovation project. It’ll become your responsibility otherwise.

4.  What are the school, park, and police districts? School district boundaries can affect the home’s resale value and marketability so they’re important to note, even if you do not have have children.   It’s important to determine whether a home lies within the local park district or not. “The upside of living in it: you pay in-district fees for fitness classes. The downside: your tax bill might be higher,”

5.  What are the local rules? Even after you move in, you will still have to abide by city and county rules.  Check with any rules of the  homeowner association, if applicable,  beforehand too.

Buyers Remorse is not a happy state of mind.

Don’t let you falling in love with a home get in the way of asking all the right questions, you may find that the decision to purchase your dream home is one you come to regret.

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