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U.S. Revival Stands to Influence Florida Home Prices

19 Mar

U.S. Revival Stands to Influence Florida Home Prices

The truism has it that real estate is the most local of assets. If you exclude California-style earthquakes, the land a home is built upon tends to stay pretty much in one place. That being the case, Cascades St. Lucie West home prices tend to reflect our local Florida conditions: when business is popping and everyone feels confident about the future, Florida home prices tend to move upward.

Even so, as the complete numbers roll in from last year’s national real estate market, anyone with a rooting interest in Florida home prices has to be cheered.

The fact is, American home prices climbed 5.9% last year – the greatest yearly gain since 2006. Calling that only a ‘sharp’ rise is like calling the Super Bowl an ‘interesting’ football game. So, even though Cascades St. Lucie West home prices reflect local conditions, that kind of jump indicates the kind of national movement that is bound to echo through every corner of the country.

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development also report that new national housing starts rose in 2012’s final month to an annual seasonally-adjusted rate of 954,000 (way more than the experts expected).  It sounds like a big number, and it is — an increase of 12% from the revised November rate of 851,000, and a gain of 36.9% over the previous year’s 697,000!

The National Association of Homebuilders also reported a third consecutive six-year high in its builder confidence index. It’s still below the point NAHB considers builder “optimism” balances with builder “pessimism,” but moving strongly in the right direction.

Now that we’re at a point where we can look back over last year’s performance, it’s easy to look back and say “That year sure would have been a good time to buy or sell!” To me, it looks likely that this time next year, we’ll have more of the same.

If 2013 is the year you’re considering making a move, I would be genuinely delighted to put together a plan of action that fits your goals and your timetable.  I hope you’ll give me a call!

Having the right real estate agent means having an agent who is committed to helping you buy your new home with the highest level of expertise in your local market. This commitment level has helped Bold Real Estate Group build a remarkable track record of delivering results

Are you tired of scouring the newspaper and MLS listing sites looking for homes in Florida? Tired of playing telephone tag with Realtors only to hear the home’s already sold? Sit back, relax and let Bold Real Estate Group and our team of professional Realtors do the work for you! Just visit our website and check off the properties you’re looking for. This service is FREE and there’s no obligation!

http://www.BoldRealEstateGroup.com

http://www.Northeast-Florida-Relocation.com

http://www.TheCascadesAtStLucieWest.com

http://www.PGAVillage-Homes.com

http://www.NewYork-Florida-RealEstate.com

http://www.HealthcareRelocationServices.com

About the Author: Millie Gil has been a successful Licensed Real Estate agent for over 25 years in Florida. Millie is Vice President of Bold Real Estate Group, a boutique agency committed to concierge personalized service for discerning buyers, sellers and renters of residential and commercial properties. For more information please forward your request to communityinfo@comcast.net or 772-224-1634

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Bargain-Hunters Find Cascades At St Lucie West Market That Isn’t Waiting

19 Mar

Bargain-Hunters Find Cascades At St Lucie West Market That Isn’t Waiting

Anyone who is buying a house in Cascades St. Lucie West– or even just checking up on the market — is likely to find that some of the rules of the game seem to have shifted. Particularly anyone expecting to be deluged by the kind of amazing deals being offered in 2008 and 2009 should see what I mean.

As the latest housing statistics continue to paint an upbeat picture, at least when it comes to bargain-priced properties, the days of multiple bids and ‘offers over asking’ are back.  If you are weighing the advantages of buying a house in Cascades St. Lucie West before interest rates and prices rise in earnest, it should be useful to take a look at some strategies that work — and some that virtually never work:

1)                  Blanket Low-balling – Running around writing up a bunch of low-ball offers is a surefire way to get yourself ignored, or worse, miss out on an otherwise great property. A better approach?  Work with a knowledgeable agent whose expertise in Florida neighborhoods will allow you to check on the most recent comps, then write a serious offer.

2)                  Dismissing Imperfect Properties – The degree of your success in buying a house in Cascades St. Lucie West can depend on starting out with a reality check: only very rarely is a property totally perfect for you and priced absolutely right.

3)                  Highest and Best – Unfortunately, the tempting low prices listed for some Florida bank-owned homes also means that it’s increasingly common to encounter the dreaded “multiple offer situation.”  If you find yourself there, be prepared to submit your highest and best offer first — you may not have another shot.

This changing market doesn’t mean we are headed into the kind of fever-induced ‘bubble’ we saw in the mid- 2000’s.  But for those seeking a deal and waiting for the bottom of the market before buying a house in Port St. Lucie, the market does not seem to be waiting. 2013 is clearly the time to jump in!

Having the right real estate agent means having an agent who is committed to helping you buy your new home with the highest level of expertise in your local market. This commitment level has helped Bold Real Estate Group build a remarkable track record of delivering results

Are you tired of scouring the newspaper and MLS listing sites looking for homes in Florida? Tired of playing telephone tag with Realtors only to hear the home’s already sold? Sit back, relax and let Bold Real Estate Group and our team of professional Realtors do the work for you! Just visit our website and check off the properties you’re looking for. This service is FREE and there’s no obligation!

http://www.BoldRealEstateGroup.com

http://www.Northeast-Florida-Relocation.com

http://www.TheCascadesAtStLucieWest.com

http://www.PGAVillage-Homes.com

http://www.NewYork-Florida-RealEstate.com

http://www.HealthcareRelocationServices.com

About the Author: Millie Gil has been a successful Licensed Real Estate agent for over 25 years in Florida. Millie is Vice President of Bold Real Estate Group, a boutique agency committed to concierge personalized service for discerning buyers, sellers and renters of residential and commercial properties. For more information please forward your request to communityinfo@comcast.net or 772-224-1634

 

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| Verano PGA | Vitalia 55 Plus | St. Augustine 55+ | Vero Beach 55+ | Ponte Vedra 55+ | Jacksonville 55+ | Florida New Homes | Tampa New Homes | Ocala New Homes | Naples New Homes | Fort Myers Homes | Discovery Tours | Real Estate Glossary | Golf Course Finder | Featured Properties | Market eNewsletter | Currency Converter | About St. Lucie West | Local Hospitals | Dining Guide | St. Lucie County Profile | New Developments | Search Florida MLS | For Buyers | For Sellers | Mortgage Rates | Loan Quote | Get Pre-Approved | Lending Sources | Referral Network | Guest Bloggers | Contact Us | Testimonials | About Us | Our Blog | About Florida | Se Habla Español | Why Use A REALTOR® | Privacy Policy

Port St Lucie Custom Home For Sale

13 Jan

Port St Lucie Custom Home For Sale

Port St Lucie Custom Home

Gorgeous “Tranquility Model Home” in Torino Port St. Lucie, built in 2005 by Homecrete Home Inc., lot size 80×125, home features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Built with R-24 insulated concrete walls, 12″ foot vaulted ceilings with custom crown moldings and chair rails throughout home. Beautiful ceramic tile in foyer entry and wet areas, kitchen area, breakfast nook and living room overlooking screened terrace, and a peaceful private garden, formal dining room, master bedroom with dual vanities, separate tub & shower.  Kitchen offers 42″ maple wood cabinetry, Corian counter tops, stainless appliances, pocket sliding doors, utility sink & laundry, attic, all appliances included. Two car garage with side door, walk-in closets, alarm system, sprinkler system, rain gutters, beautifully landscaped, professionally done & tastefully selected paints throughout this gorgeous home.  This is “truly a rare find”  Click & View Home Virtual Tour

About the Author:  Millie Gil has been a successful Licensed Real Estate agent for over 25 years in Florida.  Millie is Vice President of Bold Real Estate Group, an agency committed to concierge personalized service for discerning buyers, sellers and renters of residential and commercial properties.  For more information please forward your request to communityinfo@comcast.net

Are you tired of scouring the newspaper and MLS listing sites looking for homes in Florida?   Tired of playing telephone tag with Realtors only to hear the home’s already sold?  Sit back, relax and let Bold Real Estate Group and our team of professional Realtors do the work for you!  Just visit our website and check off the properties yuor’re looking for.  This service is FREE and there’s no obligation!

View thousands of listings  www.BoldRealEstateGroup.com,  www.PGAVillage-Homes.com, www.TheCascadesAtStLucieWest.com, www.Northeast-Florida-Relocation.comwww.HealthcareRelocationServices.com

Easy & Convenient Florida Discovery Packages of New Communities

1 Aug

Best Florida New Communities To Invest In 2012

Easy & Convenient Florida Discovery Packages of New Communities

Home Buyers request a Discovery Package of your favorite Florida private community.  Tour with Bold Real Estate Group new developments and vacation communities in the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Italy, Hawaii, Dominican Republic and the Caribbean. It is the most convenient way to see which of these New Developments is your best choice!  We work directly with the finest group of developers to secure the greatest of locations and building quality at pre-construction prices.

AQUA at Pelican Isle, Naples :: Naples, FL :: View Details
AQUA at Pelican Isle embraces its fortunate residents with an impeccable array of luxury, personal service and recreational amenities. The acclaimed design team has created the most unique resort lifestyle in Naples. Amenities include a spa, fitness center, rooftop deck and sky lounge, and movie theater, all managed under the watchful eye of a full-time concierge.
Bella Terra :: Estero, FL :: View Details
A master planned gated community perfect for families of all ages and sizes offer villas, single-family and estate homes starting from the $100s. Bella Terra means “beautiful land” in Italian and that’s exactly what you will find here. It is nestled in a preserve paradise and inspired by beautiful northern Italian-style architecture. Set amid 1,000 acres with 100 acres of tranquil lakes and 400 acres of conservation preserves.
Bleu Claire :: Longboat Key, Florida :: View Details
Nestled along the pristine coastline of Longboat Key is a new level of exclusivity to define beachfront living, the taste of luxury, the reward for a lifetime of accomplishment: Your inspiration. Your dream. Your Bleu Claire. Designed to evoke the feeling of a retreat from the everyday, Bleu Claire on Longboat Key is inspired by the villas of the French Riviera. The community’s understated elegance reflects the beauty of its natural surroundings and the enchanting views of the Gulf of Mexico.
Bonita Bay Highrises :: Bonita Springs, Florida :: View Details
Three waterfront parks; 12 miles of biking and walking paths; 90 holes of golf; private beach park on the Gulf of Mexico; tennis and swim center; fitness center; marina club with storage for more than 400 boats, fuel and service, a ship’s store and restaurant; wine club; Audubon International Cooperative Sanctuary for demonstrated excellence in environmental planning, wildlife-habitat management, resource conservation, waste management, and outreach and education. Four additional high-rises are in development.
Fiddler’s Creek :: Naples, Florida :: View Details
Fiddler’s Creek is a master-planned luxury residential community, to be comprised of nearly 100 distinct neighborhoods upon completion. Less than one-third of the land at Fiddler’s Creek will be developed for residential use, while the remainder is reserved primarily for nature and recreation.
Hampton Park at Gateway :: Fort Myers, Florida :: View Details
Hampton Park at Gateway is now taking reservations. Hampton Park at Gateway will be offering a wide selection of single-family homes to suit your lifestyle.
Heritage Bay :: Naples, FL :: View Details
A master planned, gated, golf course lifestyle community full of amenities starting from the high $100s. Here you’ll feel like you’re on vacation all year long. Heritage Bay offers and extraordinary lifestyle that combines golf, tennis, fitness and a full calendar of social events. Keep your days and nights busy with activity or simple relax and soak in the amazing lake, golf or preserve views that comprise of over 80% of the community. Heritage Bay has the Florida lifestyle and home style you are looking in an amenity packed resort lifestyle.
Heron Bay :: Coral Springs, Florida :: View Details
Heron Bay features two community clubhouses, resort-style pools, fitness centers, children’s playgrounds, a kids’ spray park, tennis, event rooms, spa rooms, and walking & biking trails.
Lake Buena Vista Resort Village and Spa :: Orlando, FLorida :: View Details
The award-winning Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa is a wholly owned Orlando, Florida condo hotel development offering all the facilities and amenities of a world class resort. Superbly located just over a mile from Disney World,and close to Universal Studios and SeaWorld, the Resort featues convenient access to shopping, dining, aquatic center, fitness center and signature health spa. The Resort is a government approved Regional Center under the U.S. EB-5 Immigrant Investment Program whereby foreign investors may obtain expedited, permanent U.S. Residency and Green Cards with optional citizenship.
Legends Bay at IMG Academies :: Bradenton, Florida :: View Details
Come live and play in paradise. At Legends Bay at IMG Academies, you connect with the beauty offered in this pristine natural environment. With its mile-long waterfront, this private gated commmunity lets you experience the feeling of being far removed, but not far away. Beautifully situated along the waters of Sarasota Bay with astounding panoramic vistas, Legends Bay offers incomparable aesthetics and quality along with access to select facilities at neighboring world-renowned IMG Academies.
Lely Resort :: Naples, Florida :: View Details
A close-to-everything Naples location, three championship golf courses and a cosmopolitan atmosphere amid lush natural surroundings has made Lely Resort one of the most sought after addresses in Naples. Lely Resort offers 13 spectacular unique neighborhoods.
Manchester Square :: Naples, Florida :: View Details
Ideally located in the heart of North Naples and offering a selection of two- to five-bedroom home designs suited to every lifestyle, Manchester Square is the perfect address for casual, carefree living.
Paseo :: Fort Myers, Florida :: View Details
Paseo. The way to say “journey”. Our way of saying a wonderful place to live. Stock Development presents an exciting new Ft. Myers community designed with a blend of inspired residences, all a stroll away from the Paseo Village Center. With plenty of places and spaces for family and friends to meet and celebrate life. Priced to move you!
Pelican Preserve :: Fort Myers, Florida :: View Details
Pelican Preserve is Southwest Florida’s most vibrant 55-and-better destination. This award-winning community boasts a 70,000-square-foot Town Center, a Golf Club, 27 holes of golf and a full calendar of social, recreational and cultural activities.
Perrone Construction :: Sarasota, Florida :: View Details
As Sarasota’s premier builder of luxury waterfront residences since 1980, Perrone Construction’s reputation for unparalleled excellence is widely acknowledged throughout the community. Our dedication to quality and our commitment to our client remain as strong today as ever. Repeat clients and referrals from former clients account for a good deal of our business, and to our company, this is the highest compliment that we could receive.
River Strand :: Bradenton, FL :: View Details
A Bradenton Florida vacation that will last you a lifetime. River Strand by Lennar in heritage Harbour includes a FREE country club membership with every home purchase. Living in River Strand means more than just owning a home…it’s a lifestyle. That’s because with the purchase of your beautiful new home, you’ll also receive a Full Country Club Equity Style Membership. The Full Country Club Equity Style Membership entitles you and your family to have full-use of all River Strand’s facilities including our 27-hole championship golf course designed by Arthur Hills. Reasonably priced annual dues cover all the golf and tennis you can play. With your membership, golf course fees are waived and you only pay for your golf cart rental.
Stoneybrook :: Venice, FL :: View Details
Stoneybrook by Lennar in Venice, FL A master planned gated community perfect for families of all ages and sizes offer single-family homes at an unbelievable value from the mid $100s. This 900 home, gated community was recently voted by Builder Magazine as one of the TOP 10 BEST SELLING communities in America. And it’s easy to see why, here you will enjoy all of the amenities of a country club lifestyle for a fraction of the cost. Plus, the location puts you a mere 3 miles from some of the most gorgeous Gulf of Mexico beaches on Florida’s west coast. All of this makes Stoneybrook the perfect community for families of all ages.
Tiburon :: Naples, Florida :: View Details
Home of the Ritz-Carlton® Golf Resort, Tiburón features 36 holes of Greg Norman-designed championship golf, resort-style conveniences and a superb location surrounded by Naples’ best beaches, shopping and dining.
Tidewater Preserve :: Bradenton, Florida :: View Details
On the shores of the Manatee River, Tidewater Preserve is a dynamic waterfront community with exceptional amenities including the Port & Court Club, tennis complex, canoe/kayak launch and riverfront walk.
Treviso Bay :: Naples, FL :: View Details
Blending the time-honored traditions of golf with modern conveniences, TPC Treviso Bay boasts 18 holes of picturesque and beautifully maintained golf; an array of amenities; and the personalized service and outstanding privileges that have become synonymous with the PGA TOUR’s acclaimed TPC Network of clubs. At TPC Treviso Bay, remarkable golf is just the beginning of an outstanding PGA TOUR experience.
Venetian Golf & River Club :: North Venice, Florida :: View Details
Venetian Golf & River Club provides artfully designed living sculpted around championship golf and a 70-acre Nature Park. The community’s two social hubs, The River Club and The Golf Club, offer a spectacular mix of activities and events.
WCI Communities :: Bonita Springs, Florida :: View Details
WCI sets the standard for building exceptional communities, creating amenities that challenge and exhilarate, while upholding our unwavering commitment to the places we call home. WCI has developed master-planned communities where today there are over 150,000 residents who enjoy amenity-rich lifestyles. WCI is fully committed to maintain and enhance this trust and will demand the highest quality construction and customer service to ensure The Experience Is Everything® for our valued customers.
Westshore Yacht Club :: Tampa, Florida :: View Details
Westshore Yacht Club is now taking reservations. Westshore Yacht Club will be offering a wide selection of single-family homes to suit your lifestyle.


About the Author:  Millie Gil has been a successful Licensed Real Estate agent for over 25 years in Florida.  Millie is Vice President of Bold Real Estate Group, a boutique agency committed to concierge personalized service for discerning buyers, sellers and renters of residential and commercial properties.  For more information please forward your request to communityinfo@comcast.net

Servicing:  Port St. Lucie, Palm City, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Vero Beach, Hutchinson Island, Fort Pierce, Palm Beach, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach, Palm Coast, Neptune Beach, Amelia Island, Atlantic Beach, Fernandina Beach, Saint Johns, Saint Augustine, Daytona Beach, Fleming Island and New York real estate.

View thousands of listings  www.Northeast-Florida-Relocation.comwww.BoldRealEstateGroup.com,  www.NewYork-Florida-RealEstate.com, www.PGAVillage-Homes.com, www.TheCascadesAtStLucieWest.com, www.HealthcareRelocationServices.com

How To Avoid Delays In The Closing Of Your Home

10 Jun

How To Avoid Delays In The Closing Of Your Home

You have finally found the house of your dreams and you can’t wait to close and get moved into your new home.  So you definitely want everything to go as smoothly as possible with the sale of your current home.  Here are a few things you can do to make sure that you help avoid any possible delays during escrow.

First of all, problems can arise during closing no matter what you do and closing dates are never set in stone.  Just about anyone involved in the process could potentially cause a delay.  So you will want to keep in close contact with your realtor.  Your realtor will be able to inform you immediately of any deadlines that are approaching and help you to effectively deal with any delays.

Here are a few a few things you can do to help avoid any escrow delays.

1.  Make sure you have a very well written sales contract

2.  Ask your realtor to make sure that the buyer is required to  provide proof of sufficient funds for their down payment and closing costs

3.  It is a good idea to have the buyer provide proof of the ability to buy homeowners insurance (due to new restrictions on insurance policies, the mortgage lender will most likely require them to provide their insurance prior to funding the loan)

4.  Make sure you modify the part of the sales contract where the seller makes a warranty to the buyer of the condition of the property.  It should be modified to reflect the sellers transfer disclosure statement.  If you leave this out, the seller may have to repair items that are found not working or faulty and this could delay your escrow period

There are many things to remember and many things that need to be taken care of prior to a closing.  So it is a good idea to keep in regular contact with your realtor throughout the entire process.  Your realtor will help keep you on track and make sure that everything you need to do gets done within the timeframe that is required.

The last thing you want is to get to your closing appointment only to realize that one of the items needed for closing has not been done.  Your agent wants to get you through the sales process and through your closing as smoothly as possible.  So you don’t need to worry about anything, but you do need to keep in touch.

The next thing you know, you will be enjoying your new home and that everything was completed without a glitch!   At least, that is, until you get ready to buy your next home, then everything starts over again.  But that is a topic for another day.  For now you can relax and enjoy your new home for years to come.

About the Author:  Millie Gil has been a successful Licensed Real Estate agent for over 25 years in Florida.  Millie is Vice President of Bold Real Estate Group, a boutique agency committed to concierge personalized service for discerning buyers, sellers and renters of residential and commercial properties.  For more information please forward your request to communityinfo@comcast.net

Servicing:  Port St. Lucie, Palm City, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Vero Beach, Hutchinson Island, Fort Pierce, Palm Beach, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach, Palm Coast, Neptune Beach, Amelia Island, Atlantic Beach, Fernandina Beach, Saint Johns, Saint Augustine, Daytona Beach, Fleming Island and New York real estate.

View thousands of listings  www.Northeast-Florida-Relocation.comwww.BoldRealEstateGroup.com,  www.NewYork-Florida-RealEstate.com, www.PGAVillage-Homes.com, www.TheCascadesAtStLucieWest.com, www.HealthcareRelocationServices.com

A Step By Step Guide To Buying A Home by Bold Real Estate Group

10 May

A Step By Step Guide To Buying A Home by Bold Real Estate Group

Do you ever wonder if homeownership is right for you?  Well, let me ask you this;  do you dream about doing your own yard work, home repairs, puttering around in the garage.  If so, then homeownership may be for you.  No one really dreams about paying a monthly mortgage, property taxes, insurance etc.  But actually being a homeowner definitely makes those things very well worth it.

This is your opportunity to have the American Dream of owning your own home.  Putting down roots and starting a family or expanding your current family.  However, the home buying process can seem a bit overwhelming, especially if you have never bought a home before.

Here is a step by step guide to help you in your home buying  journey.

1.  Talk to Millie an experienced Realtor who will help you learn what you need to know about the home buying process.
2.  Decide if you want to keep renting or if you are ready to buy
3.  Check your credit and begin improving your credit score
4.  Make a budget and determine exactly how much you can afford to spend on your new home.  Don’t forget that there will be closing costs and other associated fees in addition to the purchase price of your new home
5.  Study the different types of mortgages and how they work and then decide which one is right for you
6.  Think about where you want to live.  What location is best for you and your family
7.  Do you want to buy a conventional home, a foreclosure, a fixer-upper etc.
8.  You will also need to decide on a mortgage company, home inspector and possibly a real estate attorney or a financial advisor depending on your situation
9.  Research the area you have decided to buy a home.  Drive through the neighborhood at varying hours, check the current prices of the available homes and notate their condition.
10.  Check the crime statistics for that neighborhood
11.  Does the neighborhood have the conveniences you are going to need, such as child care, your bank, your favorite grocery stores and restaurants etc.
12.  How far is your chosen area from where you work now and where you may potentially be working in the future?
13.  Talk to your chosen realtor about supplying you with some home listings that meet your specified criteria
14.  Once you have looked through the home listings, let Millie know which ones you would like to look at
15.  After you have chosen a house, your realtor will help you submit an offer
16.  Be prepared to negotiate the deal
17.  After your offer has been approved, you will need to set up a home inspection
18.  You will now need to get your mortgage loan approved
19.  Set a closing date and then close on your new home
20.  Now all you have to do is get moved and enjoy the home of your dreams

This seems like a lot to go through and it is;  but all you have to do is call Millie and let her do the rest.  Millie  will walk you through each and every step  of the home buying process and let you know exactly what to do and when.  So don’t sweat the details and stay in close communication with Millie and they will make sure things go as smoothly as possible every step of the way!

About the Author:  Millie Gil has been a successful Licensed Realtor for over 25 years in Florida.  Millie is Vice President of Bold Real Estate Group, a boutique agency committed to concierge personalized service for discerning buyers, sellers and renters of residential and commercial properties.  For more information please forward your request to communityinfo@comcast.net

Servicing:  Port St. Lucie, Palm City, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Vero Beach,  Hutchinson Island, Fort Pierce,  Palm Beach, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach, Palm Coast, Neptune Beach, Amelia Island, Atlantic Beach, Fernandina Beach, Saint Johns, Saint Augustine, Daytona Beach, Fleming Island and New York real estate.

View thousands of listings  www.Northeast-Florida-Relocation.comwww.BoldRealEstateGroup.com,  www.NewYork-Florida-RealEstate.com, www.PGAVillage-Homes.com, www.TheCascadesAtStLucieWest

Important Questions To Ask Your Home Inspector

7 Apr

Important Questions To Ask Your Home Inspector.

You know when you are buying a home, that you will need a home inspection.  But when it comes time to read the inspection report you feel like you need a translator!  Here are a few important questions you should definitely ask your home inspector to help you understand the inspection report before closing the deal.

1.  Clarify what is truly bad.  Have the inspector tell you exactly what is really bad, what will need to be fixed right away and what can wait.  Also,  have him let you know what he put in the report that he just wanted to let you know about, but was not a necessary repair.  This is important because the inspector may have something noted under the category “Health & Safety Hazards” and all it is a small plumbing issue that would only cost a few dollars to fix.  So it is important to clarify everything.

2   How hard is that to fix?  You should ask the inspector how something should be fixed and they will usually be more than happy to explain to you how easy the repair is to do yourself.  If it is not a simple fix, they may have someone they can refer to you to have the repair done professionally.  Additionally, they can also tell you about how much the repair should cost, whether you do the repair yourself or have it done professionally.  This information can be invaluable when you are not sure about a particular repair.

3.  If it were you, what would you do?  Ask the home inspector what they think you should have fixed or not fixed, whatever the case may be.  It is the home inspectors job to point out every little thing in their report.  That’s what you are paying them for remember.  So find out what is and isn’t a necessary fix.

4.  Get clarification on anything you don’t understand.  Sometimes the inspection report contains a term or a repair that you have no clue what they are referring to.  Ask the inspector to show you each and every item on the report that does not make sense.  It is going to be your new home for years to come and you need to understand everything about it.

5.  How does that work?  There will inevitably be one or maybe several mechanical systems that you don’t know how to work.  Most home inspectors would be more than happy to show you how to operate everything.  But you have to ask.  So go through the entire house and make a list of everything you think you may need help with – then ask.

The home inspection is one of the most important things you will be doing when buying a new home.  Finding out any major defects etc. could keep you from buying a money pit or could help you to renegotiate the deal if many repairs are needed.  Get your realtor involved in the process.  Your agent sees hundreds of homes every year and you might be quite surprised at what they can point out before you even begin the inspection process.

About the Author: Millie Gil has been a successful Licensed Real Estate agent for over 25 years in Florida.  Millie is Vice President of Bold Real Estate Group, a boutique agency committed to concierge personalized service for discerning buyers, sellers and renters of residential and commercial properties.  For more information please forward your request to communityinfo@comcast.net

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