You’ve finally found your dream home! So, what’s next?
Here are some important initial questions to ask your Realtor when buying a home:
How old is the roof and/or windows?
Knowing the age of the roof and windows are important. In many circumstances, if they are older it may be reflected in the price, or there could be some wiggle room in the final asking price. It will also allow you to plan on how soon you might need to lay out that substantial amount of cash to replace them.
Are there warranties on the appliances, HVAC system, garage door, etc.?
Ask if the homeowner can provide documentation. Having this information can establish how old these features are, and give you an idea of when they might need to be replaced and how expensive it could be.
What are the parking restrictions around the house?
In some instances, parking can be minimal or you may need to acquire parking permits. Also, check out the parking situation on the property itself. Will your car(s) fit in the garage?
It is important to ask as many questions as possible when preparing to purchase a home. Finding the right realtor for you will also make a big difference.