When buying a home, especially if you are a first-time home buyer, it is important to know upfront the steps involved in purchasing your home. Since this is such a GIANT step in your financial future, educating yourself will reduce your stress level and eliminate any doubts or concerns that arise.
Clean: Probably the cheapest thing you can do to increase the value of your home is to simply clean thoroughly. If you take one weekend to thoroughly scrub your home before you put it on the market it will show better and could lead to a higher sale price. You could even consider hiring a cleaning service to do the cleaning for you, it would be well worth it.
Some of the benefits are: relief from allergens contained in the air duct system, greater furnace efficiency, less dust circulating throughout the furnaces sensitive electronic components, greater furnace longevity, less chance of furnace breakdown because of cleaner environment. A cleaner, and healthier home is a great benefit. Improving your furnace longevity, in this economy, is something that should not be overlooked. Helping to potentially avoid a breakdown should not be missed. Furnaces never seem to breakdown at opportune times.
Most homeowners think their home is the nicest in the neighborhood and price it high. Let me tell you that is the wrong way to do it. I see it all the time, home sellers price their home at $250,000 when the comparable homes that recently sold were purchased between $200,000 and $220,000. Why not price your home correctly between $200,000 and $220,000 and sell it. Your home is not a castle and buyers don’t care about the memories you have of the home. Even many upgrades you might have done will have no value in a buyers eyes, everybody has their own tastes.
“Conditions and Contingencies”; The first thing you want to do is have your real estate agent assist you in selecting a Licensed home inspection syracuse Company. Have the home inspected as soon as possible. The inspector will supply you with a report that will address most major and/or minor problems with the home. You can then ask the seller to correct or fix any problems that are important to you. If you cannot come to an agreement with the seller on repairs this is the time to withdraw or cancel the contract.
Have yourself (pre) qualified as a home buyer/owner. If you are that decisive to own a house, then you ought to start determining how much you can afford for such. You can do the calculations yourself, but to be properly advised, you should approach lenders on this matter. This can easily be identified as you undergo the pre-qualification process. Experts say that your total monthly mortgage payment – principal, interest, taxes, and insurance – should not exceed 30%-32% of your monthly gross income.
Use online search tools to find potential Spokane homes for sale as well as a Spokane realtor that can help you through the process of buying a home. With Web listings, you’ll be able to view photos of Spokane real estate and compare pricing, features, neighborhoods, etc. Of course, you won’t make your buying decision based solely on Web listings, but this can help you narrow your search to homes that meet your criteria. Use your goal sheet and advanced Internet searches to find Spokane homes for sale that meet all or at least most of your needs.
These are just a few of the things home inspectors have encountered in today’s market. While there are many things to consider when buying a home, without a home inspection, you won’t be able to properly judge the condition of the house. Your home inspector’s report will help you decide whether or not you really want to buy the property you have in mind.