Questions to Ask Your Agent When House Hunting

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    Today we’re going to be talking about questions you should be asking while you’re house hunting.

    What are the school districts like? What’s your neighborhood like? What are your utilities like? There may be some added utility costs when you move. You’ll want to know what that is. What’s the age of big ticket items? Check the age of the roof, furnace, water heater, and A/C unit. There’s a possibility that they’re old and need to be replaced.

    Trust in what your real estate agent says to you. When you’re looking at the description of the property, you’ll need to get to know some of the lingo that real estate agents use. When a property is referred to as “cozy,” they might actually mean that it’s small. “A true fixer-upper” could mean that there’s a ton of work that needs to be done on the house.

    Getting pre-qualified shows that you’re a motivated buyer.

    Get yourself pre-qualified by a lender. There are so many sellers in today’s marketplace that won’t let a buyer come through the property without that pre-qualification letter.

    By having that letter, you as a buyer are showing the seller that you’re committed and motivated, because you already know how much you can spend and there isn’t a chance that you won’t be approved for the home later down the road.

    These are just some things that you should consider when you’re meeting with your agent before you head out and start looking for houses. If you have any questions or you’re looking to buy or sell a home, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We’d be happy to help!

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