According to Myrtle Beach realtors, one of the common reasons why first time home buyers often end up spending a lot more money than what they have planned is foregoing a home inspection.
If you are buying a house where you are not the first owner, it is critical that you conduct an inspection to look for potential renovations and repairs on the house. You can use the results of the inspection to better negotiate the price of the house. As a result, you could buy the house at a more reasonable price without worrying about the repairs.
The home buying process could be a difficult and complicated process depending on how you go through with it and how you prepare for it. Make it a fun and exciting experience for you by making the necessary preparations. In doing so, you not only get the most out of the money you spent on the home purchase, but you also ensure a safe and secure haven for you and your family.
To ensure that you conduct a thorough home inspection, here is a renovation checklist from professional Myrtle Beach realtors.
- Look at the house based on how you will use it.
Of course, you will be living in the house in a different way than how the previous owner lived in it. Hence, there might be additions or improvements that you would want to make on the house. For example, you might additional phone jacks for the rooms or you might need a handle bar in the bathrooms for your grandmother or senior father. Include this in the money that you will spend on the home purchase, although you won’t pay the amount to the seller or owner since you will be paying it to your contractor.
- Look beyond the obvious and analyze the set up
Most Myrtle Beach realtors will agree that houses for sale are often arranged and set up specifically to present its best features most prominently and to cover or hide the problems. The goal is to attract the buyer to make the purchase and for them not to see or ignore the worse parts and unappealing areas of the house.
This is why you might want to look closer and spend time to analyze the set up and question why things are arranged that way. Why is the fireplace used for decoration? Is it broken or damaged? Why are there no working locks in the bathrooms? Make sure you include the costs for these repairs in your home purchase budget.
- Check every area and test their working condition
It’s not enough that you look for any potential repairs in every room. You should go and actually test the working condition of each equipment and furniture that will come with the purchase. Check whether or not the electrical system works by switching on and off the lighting in each room. Flush the toilets and turn on the tap to make sure the plumbing is still working efficiently.
For more tips and suggestions, contact Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts and speak with one of their Myrtle Beach realtor.
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Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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