Market: Look Past the Trappings

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January 14, 2018 No Comments

Market: Look Past the Trappings


Posted by Chris in Uncategorized

Gone are the days when peering into estate agents’ windows was the only way to see what your money might get you in the area you want to buy in.

Now there’s a plethora of property search websites. But remember, asking prices are often wildly optimistic, showing what the seller wants, not what they will get.

So ask yourself: do properties listed where you want to buy stay around for a while, or are they snapped up? Is there a steady supply of the type of home you’re thinking of buying, or are they few or far between?

In this article we are going to review tips on how you can get a buy a good home In Dallas

Some homes are sold before they appear online, so it’s also worth getting pally with a local estate agent to hear as soon as a place hits its books.

Also tell them what type of property you’re looking for and your budget. They should be able to give you an idea of how realistic it is, how many other buyers you could expect to be up against and how long it’s taking on average for that type of property to sell.

Remember that estate agents see loads of buyers so be friendly and make sure they know you’re a serious buyer. Then they might do some of the property hunting legwork for you and give you a heads up when something new becomes available.

Get the lowdown from locals and ask a local bobby or neighborhood watch coordinator. They’re likely to tell you the truth and give you a better picture. These have been staying in this areas and they will definitely have firsthand information about the price of houses in that area

Also check your specific property – are neighbors noticeably noisy? Is it under a flight path or over a train line? Are there upcoming planning proposals which will change the area – for better or worse?

Below are more question you should consider getting answers to before you make that decision to make that payment.

How long has the home been on the market?

Can I see electrical and gas installation checks/reports?

How long is the lease (if it has one)?

Have there been any neighbor disputes?

Why are the vendors moving and are they sure they want to sell now?

What renovations have been done?

How old is the boiler and when was it last inspected?

When was it last rewired?

You can also take photos, as they’ll be a useful reference point when all the homes blur into one. Check with the estate agent first, but don’t feel like you’re being cheeky. Make sure to visit the place at three different times of day. Daylight makes spotting flaws easier, but the pounding music which will make your life hell may not begin until the neighbors get back from work.

And Finally, you can also check the interior of the house to check if they are in good conditions


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