There are many mistakes which can be made in the purchase of a home especially for the first-time home-buyer. Below are three major mistakes which are not as obvious as some but can have a lasting impact especially if the property is to be sold later.
Lack of Home Inspection
While 30 states require an inspections before a sale can be made, Ohio isn’t one of them. So if you are interested in buying a home in Cincinnati, it’s important to ensure that prior to purchasing your dream home that you have it inspected by an accredited home inspector so it doesn’t become a nightmare. A lot of things can go wrong in a home which are not readily apparent. A home inspection can catch these problems and keep you from buying a lemon.
Your real estate agent might be personable and proficient but be sure your agent is working for you and not the seller. Most states require the realtor to inform you of this but it is easy to forget. An agent working for you the buyer means they’ll look out for your interests because when you sell, they want you to come back to them.
Everyone hopes their home will be forever. Life, however, happens and your dream house of today may need to be sold tomorrow. Look at your prospective new home with an eye towards how easy it will be to sell in the future and not just how well it suits your needs of today.
If you’re interested in buying a home in the Cincinnati Metro area, call Bowling & Kugler Realty today at 513-844-8405.
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