It is so exciting when you decide you are prepared to buy your first home at the La Quinta Resort and Club. I know the method may seem over whelming, but with the right help it can be easy and even fun. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions I am getting from buyers. Hopefully these help make the process more pleasurable for you.
What should I look out for when I'm prepared to start taking a look at homes?
As you walk thru the home, ask yourself: is there masses of space, do I like the floor plan, and is there good quality storage space? What about the yard? Is it the proper size for my family; are there masses of bogs, etc. ? You also need to be ok with the disposition of the home. Are you wanting a fixer upper? Or do you need a home that is in move- in condition?
Q-Is an older home as good of an investment as a new home?
This is a case of private preference and preference. Both newer and older homes can offer distinct advantages. For example, new houses typically have better open living and entertaining spaces, like the sitting room. However , many older properties offer more total square footage for the money. It actually depends on what you're looking for, and if you are content to put the time and cash into maintaining an older home.
Do I need to bring anything with me during showings?
Just bring a pen! Your real estate agent should supply you with an actual fact sheet and note paper for each home you visit.
After I see the homes, what should I tell my real estate agent?
Let them know what you like and don't like about each home you see. It is critical for your agent to have an appreciation of what you’re looking for, so that they can serve you better. Don’t be shy. If you do not like the house, tell them. Then they will know not to show you anything similar.
How many houses should I look at before I buy?
There is no set number. Your real estate agent should be content to look till you find the best one.
I would like to have a pro glance at the home. What does a home inspector do?
We strongly recommend employing a pro home inspector. A home inspector will check a home’s plumbing, heating, cooling, electrical kit and look for structural issues, so you do not have any expensive surprises. They can also give you a written report of the inspection. This'll help you to see clearly if there are any issues with the home, whether they are small or large.
Should I be present during the inspection?
I might strongly recommend that you be there for the inspection. At the very least you can walk thru the home with the inspector after he is finished. Then he'll mention any issues with the home, and give you proposals concerning how to fix them. If you are not able to make it nonetheless , you should be able to go over the written report. After the report returns, you and your agent can then return to the home and look over the things the home inspector brought to your attention .
With these questions answered the purchase of your brand new place should be smooth sailing.