Questions to Ask when Buying a Home

Questions to Ask when Buying a Home

Buying a home is an important decision! So it's important to ask a series of questions to ensure you make an informed decision. Here are some questions to consider:

8 of our Top Questions to ask When Buying A Home:

  1. When was the home built? Older homes might need more TLC, electrical or plumbing updating.
  2. How long has this home been on the market? Everyone has an idea of what they want in a home. Just because a home has been on the market longer it’s not necessarily a red flag... but the longer it's been, the better your chances to negotiate!
  3. Are there any offers already on the table? Know if you have time to think, tour more homes, or act now! Ask your agent to ask the listing agent to notify them if they currently have or recieve any offeres.
  4. What are the property taxes? And how much will homeowners insurance cost you on this house or in this particular area. You need to be financially prepared for the total cost of this home.
  5. What is the local area like? Real estate agents are only allowed to say so much, so ask away, but it’s also important for you to tour the neighborhood at different days and times.
  6. What in this home has been renovated? When? And buy whom? This can help you anticipate which projects you will need to prepare for, check to see if the renovations were permitted and have an inspector make sure the renovations were done properly. 
  7. How old is the HVAC system?  HVAC is a huge investment, so it's important to know how many years, approximately, of use you will get from the current system.
  8. How old is the roof? Along with HVAC, a new roof is another significant investment. 

These questions along with your licensed home inspector will help you gather the necessary information to make an informed decision when buying a home. It's also advisable to work with a local real estate agent who can provide guidance and additional insights into the local real estate market. If Chelan or any of NCW is your market of choice, connect with us today to begin your journey towards H🧡ME!

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