Buying a home which is used involves not only a lower price but a number of issues that we must consider to ensure that this is a good investment.
The owner should tell you how many times the house has been repaired and what are those parts or areas that were repaired. He needs to inform you what were the areas that were expanded and renovated. With those, you will know what are the parts of the house that need attention for additional repair.
Verify some community contributions or other regular services that need regular payment so that you will not be surprised of outstanding debt, as it could be an unpleasant surprise in the future.
Legal status of the house
All documents are considered as good and valid but for an assurance of peace of mind, you need to look for a lawyer to assist you to check the documents. It is also very important to ensure the legal status of the house. With this, it is very important to look for a Jacksonville title company to assist you in the closing procedure. There are lawyers who specialize in title services. Contacting them can benefit you a lot.
1.Doors and windows
These have to be inspected the moment you visit the house. You need to make sure to list down those windows or doors that need to be repaired. You have to report this to the owner incase the introduction about the house seemed not reported to be working or not. This will add to your expenses if they are not reported in advanced
Open the faucet and make sure to check if there are no leaks. This has to be done because if this is not reported before signing the contract, it will be additional expenses to your renovation.
3.Bathrooms and toilets
Check all bathrooms and pull the lever, pay attention to the time it takes to fill the tank and verify that no strange noises are heard.
Talk to the neighbors and ask about the house. You may ask the following: Was there something unpleasant happened there? Make a checklist of all possible questions you can think that can help check the history of the house.
Remember: If you find any damage after signing the contract, your claims will not be valid and you will have to pay all these repairs so make sure to check all parts of the house and report those areas that are not in good condition.
There are more other things to do but above are the most crucial step that you need to when buying a used home.