If you are going to be buying a home, we suggest that you stop and slow down for a minute. Too many people are trying to rush through the process so they are not taking their time to really go through all of it. This can become a problem when you end up with either an agreement that isn’t what you wanted or a house that isn’t what you thought it was. In this post, we’re going to be taking a look at some of the things that you have got to do before you buy a home, so keep reading if you would like to find out more.
Looked Over All The Paperwork
It doesn’t matter what either lawyer says, or anyone else for that matter, you need to read all of the paperwork that you sign. Don’t listen to all the people who are reassuring you that everything is fine, see for yourself. You might not understand all of the legal jargon that is in the contract, but you should be able to spot if there is anything out of the ordinary in there, or if there is something that has been slipped in at the last minute. For example, you want to check the start and end date of the home warranty to ensure that you are getting exactly what was advertised to you. Double check things like move in dates so that you’re not trying to get in early, and everything in between.
Do not put your name on anything that you haven’t read. If there are parts that you don’t understand then you should ask your lawyer what they mean. Do this as many times as you need to until you understand the document as you are the one who is attaching your name and agreeing to the terms written.
Had It Checked By A Surveyor
Have you had the home checked by a surveyor? If the answer is no then do not complete the purchase of a property until you have. It’s important to have these checks done because you have no idea what is hiding in the house. A lot of people have been left in the situation where they have been purchasing a property, everything has looked great on face value, but when you go a little deeper you will find that there are monsters under the bed so to speak.
Asbestos is one of the things that they are going to be watching out for as this has been linked to certain types of cancer. It’s not dangerous unless it is disturbed, but you still want to avoid it as much as you can. Also the foundations and everything else will be checked to ensure that it is safe and not going to cost you a fortune in hidden problems. You probably won’t be able to afford thousands in repairs, especially not now that you have paid big bucks for the house itself.
Checked The Area It’s In
It is essential that you are checking the area out that the home is in. If you purchase a home somewhere that is known for having a high crime rate and you have a family, you are always going to be on edge that little bit more. However, if you take the time to research the area that you are looking to buy in, you will know if it’s worth going to see or not. If it isn’t, then you can look at surrounding areas to find the safest one for you to move to.
This is important because your kids will go to school, they will play out in this area and so on. We’re not saying that everyone that lives in a bad neighbourhood is dangerous, but if you have the option you should probably look into alternatives. Also, make sure that you are looking at what the crimes actually are as this might make a difference to sway your decision.
We hope that you have found this article helpful, and now see some of the things that you need to have done before you buy a home. It’s important that you take the correct steps before purchasing a home to ensure that everything is in order and that you are getting what you wanted. The very last thing that you want to happen is for you to end up purchasing a home that isn’t what you thought it was. We wish you the very best of luck with this.0