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HOW IMPORTANT ARE INSPECTIONS

One of the most important aspects of any purchase is the inspection. I cannot stress enough that a complete inspection of the home is necessary. All aspects of a home inspection are important but in my opinion, there are three parts of the inspection in our rural area that require diligence, the furnace, well and septic. The furnace involves so much more than whether or not it provides sufficient heat. It is the one part of the home that if it fails can result in carbon monoxide poisoning. For this reason I encourage locating an inspector that has the delicate equipment to test for carbon monoxide leakage. Many don't have it. If they don't, hiring a furnace company to complete a thorough inspection by a licensed repairman is extremely important. Well and septic are not always present in all homes but if so they need to be properly tested. A well can sometimes have quality issues over time, but a failed septic can also affect well water quality.

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REMEMBER...

.....the most important part of the whole home buying or selling process is you. Your agent should be providing the best in service to you, although due to certain requirements or needs on your part, keeping you 100% satisfied is not always possible . Most agents have many other clients or customers that also make demands on their time, so patience is important. You should always be in contact with your agent and expect a call back on any messages you've left within an hour if possible, but never more than 4 hours unless there was an emergency issue. Meetings should take place at your convenience and if living in the area the agent should call on you at your home. Some agents demand that you meet in their office, but this is unnecessary due to today's technology and the ability to electronically create and sign documents from almost anywhere in the world. They should be able to prepare any document, anywhere, anytime.

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FIRST TIME BUYERS

There are all kinds of information out there on helpful loans. Here is some information worth looking at.

 

WHY DO YOU NEED A BUYERS AGENT?

Every buyer should be represented by a buyers agent and that agent should be working in your best interests. As it happens, few real estate companies will allow selling agents to represent the seller anymore because it creates additional liability for the seller. So for that reason in most instances, only the listing agent and their company represent the Seller. There are additional parts to the listing agency but we will not concern ourselves with that here.

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HOW TO PICK THE RIGHT
BROKER/AGENT FOR YOU

How much you like a particular salesperson may seem to be important, but experience, knowledge and commitment should be the most important factors. You absolutely need to know that your agent is working for your best interests. Keeping in contact is not always 100% possible due to our other duties but you should expect some sort of reply within a few hours. With email, text and phone capabilities, there is really no excuse for any agent to ignore their clients.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT OF YOUR TAXES

When you purchase a house, you can expect the taxes to change. the SEV (State Equalized Value) will adjust typically upward but every instance is different. Click on the following link and provide the information to get an idea what to expect

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