As the famous Christmas carol goes, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” Unfortunately, coupled with the magic of the season, can be harsh winter weather. Freezing temperatures, ice, wind and snow can pose a direct threat to your home. Is your home ready to be your winter retreat? Now is the time to find out!
Amateur Workmanship. Did you weekend handyman brother-in-law help you remodel the kitchen last year? When amateurs do home projects, often the materials used aren’t right for the intended purpose, or they’re of poor quality, or both. Inspections are seldom performed or permits obtained when such projects are done by amateurs. Unfortunately amateur work can complicate a closing.
Negotiate for your chosen property. The addendum during negotiations: Make a reasonable, not a low ball offer. Try your luck by handing out an offer which is slightly lower than the seller’s price. (The stress is on “slightly lower”). Remember to consult with your real estate agent first when you’re about to negotiate or write an offer. Your representative is much knowledgeable than you with regard to houses and their current values in the market anyways.
Know if the home you want is well or septic system. Make sure that it is cleaned properly. Have it check and make sure that the water is safe to drink or not.
Get a home inspection. These inspections are normally ordered by the buyer, but you will be far ahead by knowing what a inspector is going to find for the buyer. Small things that would normally be in a inspection report can be taken care of by you, giving the buyer nothing to negotiate your price down with. It also impresses the buyer that you have taken good care of the home.
The contractor is not a pet sitter, don’t expect them to let the dog out or watch that the cat doesn’t escape. Secure your pet, send them to puppy daycare or have your kitty live with a friend or family member. If you can remove the pet during work hours that’s a great thing to do.
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.
It is also an option to hire a realtor to help you out in your quest of seeking your new home in Miami real estate. But make sure that you will get the right realtor, check out the realtor’s expertise and experiences.