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Property for Sale
buying or selling a property, the price is not always the last word to define
a sale. Mitigating factors, such as location, are just as valid of a reason to
buy as is because the home has a bonus room over the garage. The location of
the property may be within your driving limit for work, but other factors to
consider may include distance from schools or location within certain school
districts. In addition, does the property allow you back the car out safely
without a constant stream of two way traffic? Homes that are not user-friendly
may not show their true colors until you move in. So be armed with housing
product knowledge before you begin your property search.
Housing misrepresentation is rampant among real estate agents, so be sure to
do your homework and take notes when attending an open house. The agent may
make a casual remark, or even have it print, that the flooring is hardwood,
when it is actually a parquet type to resemble wood. Such an error affects the
housing price and can be to your detriment should you wish to re-sell. Another
common mistake is the use of the phrase "dining room". Although the area is
wired for ceiling lighting, the proper definition of dining room requires
three walls of separation from the adjoining room. Without that, the dining
room is correctly a "dining area" and should not be marketing as a "room".
When selecting a home, its always best to look towards the future, assuming
you will be in that house for a while. Lot size is critical for persons who
may wish to expand on the structure or add another room. To be certain that
you may add additions, check with your local city officials for restrictions
regarding the maximum distance from walls and fencing that may be developed.
When taking your walk-through an open house, be sure to inspect the ceiling
and walls. Water stains on the ceiling may indicate a leakage in the roofing
and you want to be certain in writing that the problem was corrected. Also,
small hair-line cracks in the walls may indicate earthquake damage or flaws in
the foundation. If the seller has attempted to cover these telling signs, you
will notice an uneven surface and discoloration of paint.
The key to successful house hunting is to be vigilant and ask questions.
Buying a home may be the biggest purchase of your life and an area where you
cannot afford to make mistakes or be deceived. Bring with you a checklist of
all your desired amenities and plenty of blank spaces to make notations. House
hunting can be fun, so give yourself ample time to make the rounds of all
available properties in your price range and be determined to settle for
nothing less than perfection.
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