burgeman Southeastern LA Fan Member since Jun 2008 7278 posts
Going to view a home, what questions to ask? Also lender recommendations(Posted by burgeman on 4/20/13 at 8:42 am)
What are some common important questions to ask when viewing a home that you are interested in? Finally found a home in an area I have been wanting to live and supposed to go view it tomorrow afternoon. I am making a list of questions to ask but never having done this before I was wondering what would need to be covered.
I was planning on starting the process of buying a home within the next year, but this one popped up in the right area at the right price so I am having to speed up things. What lenders in the Hammond/Baton Rouge area would be recommended, or where should I look?
re: Going to view a home, what questions to ask? Also lender recommendations(Posted by Ranger198 on 4/20/13 at 11:52 am to burgeman)
Age of roof and Ac. Is flood insurance required? Electrical company? Also def get an inspection before buying, they will more than likely find things that can help you in the negotiating process. Good luck.
Forgiving Morgan Alabama Fan GUMP MODE: [ON] OFF Member since Nov 2010 441 posts
re: Going to view a home, what questions to ask? Also lender recommendations(Posted by Forgiving Morgan on 4/20/13 at 9:42 pm to burgeman)
If you LOVE the property, and want to make an offer, make it contingent upon inspection. And find the most anal retentive inspector in you area. If they are good at their job, they will find things you would never dream to look for. You are not trained or educated to look for certain things that they are. Its the best few hundred bucks you can possibly spend in your situation.
Don't take the realtors advice on the inspector either. The realtor will want it as clean as possible to make the sale. Find someone you know that deals alot with real estate and find out who the hard arse inspector is.