Buying a home is not a life event that should be taken lightly, whether it is the first time or a subsequent purchase. Buying a house, for whatever reason, requires careful planning and some research into the endeavour.
After you have taken stock of your needs, budget and requirements, the next step is to choose a reputable agent who can expertly guide you through the process of buying a house, including knowing which questions to ask.
Such experts will be found in our office at Prudential Real Estate. With experience, longevity in the industry and sound knowledge, we will be able to guide you in asking the right questions, thus steering you to the right home purchase.
If you are still in a ‘preparing to buy mode’, you might like to consider the following information as great advice on questions to ask about the home you are thinking of buying.
Length of advertising
When you are looking at a property you should enquire how long it has been on the market. How long a property has been on the market can affect a few different things.
For a start, you need to consider there may be an issue with the property, in which case, make sure you get a building and pest inspection if you make an offer.
Another thing to consider is that if the property has been on the market for some time, you may have more negotiating power with the seller as they may be keener to lower their price.
How is the neighbourhood
While some sellers may not disclose the information, it is good to ask what the neighbours and the surrounding neighbourhood is like. Problem neighbours can quickly dampen the excitement of a new home or investment.
It is also wise to check on the infrastructure available nearby, such as hospitals and schools, as well as public transport. The kind of neighbourhood you are buying into and the neighbours will greatly affect if you are ultimately happy with your purchase whether it is for an investment or for your own occupation.
Questions to ask yourself
There are also some questions you need to ask yourself as well as the seller. The first and main question to ask is whether or not you can afford this. Buying a house comes with a lot of extra financial responsibility and more. You need to do your sums to assess if you can cover such a big commitment.
If you are ready then it is time to contact us at Prudential Real Estate.