Now that you've decided to buy a home, there's much excitement in the air. Maybe you've found the perfect home you've been looking for.  It has everything you want and more. But not everything is what it seems on the surface, especially when buying a home.  Don't let your emotions take over and not ask the important questions that need to be asked. Not asking the right questions can lead to a great deal of buyer remorse.

What are the most important questions to ask when buying a home? Here’s a few to consider.

Are There Any Major Issues?

Don't let your eyes fool you. There can be issues that you don't know about with any home. Not knowing those little things can add up to big problems down the road.  Make sure you get an unbiased inspection of the home before making any decisions. This one step can save a lot of heartache in the future.

What Is the Home’s Market Value?

Finding out the home's market value is a critical step in determining how much of an offer to make.  Even though there’s no magic formula for making an offer, the market value is certainly the biggest factor in making a decision.

How Much Did the Seller Pay For the Home?

Sometimes people will buy homes to flip them and make more money.  Even if they made improvements , it doesn’t mean that will increase the value. Knowing how much the previous owner paid will give insight into whether or not the home is overpriced.

How Long Has the Home Been on the Market?

The motivation level of a seller can sometimes be determined by how long the home has been listed. Sure, the agent can affect this factor.  But you can have your agent can look to see how many times the home has been relisted and the pricing history.

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