Before buying a Melbourne FL house remember to take a second look inside and out. And, ask questions, and then ask some more.
I have been working with a buyer that is very inquisitive. She’s very sharp, doesn’t miss much and she asks a lot of questions.
Yesterday, we were able to come to terns with a seller on a home that suits her and her husband’s wants and needs. We found the right house for them. And, we asked a lot of questions and took note of many different things before they decided on this one.
Things to consider are:
How high does the house sit compared to the middle of the street?
Is there sufficient drainage?
Are there signs of standing water; mold and mildew on sidewalks, on patios or near the house?
Is the house close to or on a main street?
How much traffic travels on the street?
Are there vehicles parked out in front along the street?
Are there vehicles parked up in yards?
Where are the boats parked?
What do the neighboring properties look like?
Are there deed restricitions in the neighborhood?
How well do the neighbors maintain their properties? This can change.
Is the neighborhood peaceful and quiet?
How close is the house to schools, shopping and dining?
Is there school bus service to the neighborhood for all grade level schools?
How much have similar properties recently sold for? What is currently for sale and under contract? What didn’t sell in the neighborhood? Can you tell the reason why
What is on either side of the neighborhood? Commerical or residential properties?
Are the houses in neighboring properties higher or lower priced than the area you are considering.
There are so many more questions to ask and considerations to be made prior to making an offer on a house.
Whether you are looking for an investment property or a house to call your own, be sure to take note of your surroundings and ask the right questions. Look around so you become familiar with the area that you are considering. It can save some headaches down the road.
NOTE: This is just a sampling of some of the questions you may want to ask before choosing a house to buy.
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