Purchasing a home is a significant investment. You must get as much information as possible before making a life-altering decision. Your realtor is an excellent resource during this process and should help guide you through its complexities while ensuring you remain well-informed about the property being considered. Our moving company — National Movers, has compiled this list of 20 questions you should ask your realtor when buying a home.
Understanding their integrity will provide an accurate view of their present status and any anticipated maintenance expenses in the future.
Will the home need any repairs soon? What about ten years down the road? Do the homeowners have a list of contractors for major systems? These are all critical questions that need answers.
Knowing the condition of the plumbing and electrical systems can help protect against surprises or costly repairs in the future.
Ensuring your home is free from environmental threats is critical to safeguard your and your loved ones' safety.
Acknowledging any legal restrictions placed upon the property will help you assess if it meets your needs and expectations. If you don’t know these beforehand, it could lead to disputes and frustration after your purchase.
Being informed of any zoning regulations or building codes that could limit future renovations or additions is critical in ensuring any desired modifications to your property can occur without legal obstacles being placed in the way.
Understanding your surroundings and proximity to essential amenities are crucial to living an enjoyable life.
Verifying that it is free from financial or legal liabilities could help shield against potential legal issues in the future.
Understanding potential flood risks will enable you to accurately evaluate your property's vulnerability and select suitable insurance coverage.
Knowing if energy efficiency upgrades are in place is crucial for you to understand what systems to consider upgrading to create or improve your eco-friendly home.
Knowing additional costs like homeowner association dues will help you more accurately plan your budget.
All too often, parents move into a school district that leaves them dissatisfied. Asking these questions is the first step in researching whether or not you’d like your children in this school district. Even if you don’t have children, this is the first step in ensuring academic success.
Understanding its potential for appreciation can be essential if you intend to sell soon.
You must understand if any regulations exist that might impose limits or restrictions. For example, you may live in a city borough with unique charter restrictions for short-term rentals that may not exist city-wide.
Understanding these factors will give you an edge during negotiations; knowing about competing offers also provides useful strategy tips.
Knowledge of your property tax rate will enable you to plan ahead for all homeownership expenses. Additionally, research what is included in your tax rate - does it include waste management (trash pickup), annual curbside pickup of furniture and large items, or a special borough tax, sewer tax, water tax, and more?
Understanding all expenses associated with owning property allows you to budget accordingly and avoid unwelcome financial surprises. Do they have solar panels or other environmentally friendly features to reduce these costs?
Understanding your financing options will enable you to select an appropriate and affordable mortgage plan.
Understanding these closing costs will allow for smooth budget management when buying your new home.
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