Did you know that every architectural choice you make affects the your home’s resale value? You may not be thinking of selling now, but the decisions you make today in masonry will weigh heavily when you are ready to sell. A wise homeowner makes careful choices.
The first month I was in my new home, I did not have any trouble. I thought I had made the right decision by not paying for the inspection. At the end of the first month, the trouble began. I began to notice that my toilets were not flushing very effectively. I used a plunger a couple times and just figured that it just must be the way they worked. Several weeks later, my bathtub backed up and filled with brackish water. I immediately called a plumber. I ended up spending $3,000 of my hard earned money on a sewer problem that would have been caught by a syracuse home inspectors. I started to realize my mistake.
Shopping for a house, building, condominium or whatever can be exciting at first and then slowly grow frustrating. Finding the structure that fits your taste is not something that usually happens with the first property you visit. As frustration rises, you can fall into a trap wherein you start to compromise on what you are looking for. This compromise can come in one particularly bad form, to wit, poor workmanship.
Don’t forget to inquire if the house has a clear title. You don’t want to make a scene when a group of people will be in your house one day asking you to pay for the liabilities the property incurred from the former owner. That’ll truly hurt you and your pocket, so you’d better be watchful during the transaction process.
Your “get the house ready to sell” budget comes from that $60,000. Because you are selling your home in a buyers market, you need to attract buyers through price as well as amenities. And that means remaining comparable to recent home sales in the area. If a home similar to yours recently sold for $146,500, any improvements you make would be to make your home comparable and so salable at $146,500.
It’s a must to reside in the house you’re buying so buy it at a location that’s handy to you. When searching for right areas think about good future fairness appreciation, safety, a superb school district and a nearby freeway access.
I did just recently as a matter of fact; a house in Bellevue. The home was bank owned and we found out there was a big crack in the foundation. So we made sure the appraiser knew about the issue and then we went back and we got a bunch of estimates (three estimates to be exact) for what it was going to cost to repair the problem. So we got the price that they said was absolutely the lowest and then we got it reduced another $7,000 because of that repair.