Real Estate Tips for Buyers
Before you head out to buy your first, second, or tenth home or property, you might want a refresher course on some basics in real estate buying. Now is a great time to be buying if you can, but you will want to make sure you have all your ducks in a row first, in order to ensure a smooth and hassle-free transaction for yourself.
Have an Inspection
Even if you plan on asking for nothing from the sellers, this is still a great way to learn all you can about your new home, such as how long you have until the roof will need to be replaced. It helps determine the life of appliances like furnaces, water heaters, central A/C, or heat pumps. Basically, the inspection helps you learn all you can about the largest investment you are probably going to make in your life. We have expert inspectors in the Ardmore real estate area that know the in's and out's of Tennesee and Alabama real estate. For more information about home inspections, check out this page: Why Have a Home Inspection?
Keep All Agreements in Writing
As your broker, we will keep all documents and agreements in writing and make sure all we do is professional and straightforward; however, we may be initially unaware of some issues that could arise. For this reason, you will want to make sure you have every detail of your transaction and proceedings recorded in writing. Keep in clear communication with your agent through the whole process about what stays, what goes, and/or if there is extra money involved. Escrow will need to track all funds at closing, so make sure everything is agreed upon in writing.
Get Homeowners Insurance
If you are selling one home and buying another, then you will need to let your current homeowners insurance know of the move and find out if there are any changes to the policy. If you are brand new at owning, you will want to shop around and find a company you trust and get some quotes on homeowners insurance. This will financially protect you from fire, theft, weather damage, and any other issues you have agreed to on the policy.
Aside from all of the tips and helpful information presented above, we have other articles that are well worth your time if any of these situations applies to you:
First-Time Buyers provides great advice for those people who have not experienced this process before. Do not be intimidated. We have experts who are eager to make this a memorable, exciting experience for you.
Buying with Zero Down Payment gives great advice for those people who may be seeking to purchase a home without making a down payment. Do not just assume that buying is not an option for you. Talk to one of our agents about your options today. We want to help you find what you're looking for.
Want to know more about the Ardmore real estate area? Moving Guide to Ardmore Real Estate Market is a great article for all buyers considering this area. This market is growing, and we are eager to show you what our community and surrounding areas have to offer.
Finally check out this link on common Buyer Mistakes to know what to look out for and avoid. Our agents are here to help you avoid these mistakes and ensure a smooth, hassle-free tranaction for you.
With these tips, you should be in a good position for buying Ardmore TN homes and property or Ardmore AL homes and property. We are experts in this field and want to show you how fun and easy buying real estate can be! Start your online search here first or give us a call today for more tips and information on Ardmore real estate.
Butler Realty helps sellers and buyers come together over the right home and right price. With up-to-date listings, current market conditions, and local information, we are your full service source for all Ardmore AL/TN real estate.
We want your Ardmore real estate experience to be a stress-free and smooth transaction whether you are buying or selling Ardmore homes or properties. As your Ardmore realtor, our goal is your goal, and we make every effort to buy or sell your property on your terms and your price.
We service the entire Northern Alabama and Southern Tennessee areas, including the counties of Limestone, Giles, Lincoln and Madison in both states. If you would like more information about our listing service or buyers agency, please do not hesitate to contact us anytime.
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