WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE BUYING A HOME

BUYING A HOME STRATEGY #1 - Pre-Approved Mortgage-Why?

BUYING A HOME STRATEGY #2 - What to look for when examining the structure of a building?

BUYING A HOME STRATEGY #3 - What is the condition of the driveway? Also the condition of the garden, pool, windows and sliding doors?

BUYING A HOME STRATEGY #4 - Let us not forget to inspect the garage.


BUYING A HOME STRATEGY #5 - What to look for inside the house, before signing on the dotted line.


BUYING A HOME STRATEGY #6 - Things that will help you decide to purchase or not to purchase.


BUYING A HOME STRATEGY #7 - Why look at several before deciding?


BUYING A HOME STRATEGY #8 - Is there a history of sewage back-ups in the basement?

BUYING A HOME STRATEGY #9 - Important steps to follow when looking at the structure of the building.


BUYING A HOME STRATEGY #10 - What are the advantages to buying a new home versus an existing one?


BUYING A HOME STRATEGY #11 - Will your potentially new home have a suitable neighborhood?


BUYING A HOME STRATEGY #12 - What should you know about trees and landscaping?






BUYING A HOME STRATEGY #1 - Pre-Approved Mortgage-Why?

A pre-approved mortgage gives you more power to bargain with the seller on the property of your dreams. At todayís low interest rates plus the reduced price of the house of your choice, simply because of the pre-approved mortgage represents an important saving in your bank account. Among the 12 important steps you will find, several ways to obtain a pre-approved mortgage that will fit your budget
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BUYING A HOME STRATEGY #2 - What to look for when examining the structure of a building?

This part explains what to look for and where. This might just be the chapter that will spare you a lot of expenses and headaches. Secret normally lies within the walls and this important part of the book will help you to reveal them.
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BUYING A HOME STRATEGY #3 - What is the condition of the driveway? Also the condition of the garden, pool, windows and sliding doors?

The value of the property may very well depend on the shape and condition of the driveway, this chapter includes tricks and tips on savings when the need of watering arises, and being aware of the expensive part of any building which is windows and doors, it is a must to check on their conditions.Again this is the chapter that will tell you what to look for and assess the cost of repairs if need be.
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BUYING A HOME STRATEGY #4 - Let us not forget to inspect the garage.

A close inspection of the mechanism of the garage door is mentioned in this paragraph of the book and what to do to make sure that it is in good working condition and also what to look for in the material used to separate the garage from the property and the dangers which are not obvious to the naked eye are all explained.This is a must and an important part of the garage inspection.
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BUYING A HOME STRATEGY #5 - What to look for inside the house, before signing on the dotted line.

There are 8 very important places to look for before making that final decision.This may very well be the step that will make you decide whether the property is worth buying or not. Also steps toward the inspection of doors, flooring, heating and A/C system, bathroom, electrical system which includes Alarm, safety standards and basement, are all explained in this chapter.
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BUYING A HOME STRATEGY #6 - Things that will help you decide to purchase or not to purchase.

This section is A MUST and will undoubtedly make the decision for you.
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BUYING A HOME STRATEGY #7 - Why look at several before deciding?

A comparison between several properties is highly recommended and there are several factors for this, including the price of homes in different locations. A chapter that will give you reasons why its important to check into this before you decide if you should go ahead or not.
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BUYING A HOME STRATEGY #8 - Is there a history of sewage back-ups in the basement?

A ghost in the house would appear like a toy compare to the nightmare of discovering the towns sewage backing upin your basement. I believe you will want to know more about the subject.
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BUYING A HOME STRATEGY #9 - Important steps to follow when looking at the structure of the building.

There are 20 plus steps to follow which covers a lot of facts to be aware of concerning the outside, the inside, the attic, cost of insurance, pre-settlement walk-through.This chapter covers a good deal of first hand stuff to look at and inspect what might seem to be a major concern or if its just normal wear and tear.
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BUYING A HOME STRATEGY #10 - What are the advantages to buying a new home versus an existing one?

Convenience, health, safety factors, maintenance and distances to work, school and shopping are some of the topics covered.The pros and cons are carefully explained. Very interesting chapter with ingenious ideas.
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BUYING A HOME STRATEGY #11 - Will your potentially new home have a suitable neighborhood?

This part of the book covers 17 factors that will determine whether the neighborhood suits your needs or if you should make a run for it. No need to explain further, read this chapter objectively.
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BUYING A HOME STRATEGY #12 - What should you know about trees and landscaping?

There are many fine points in the doís and doníts of tree planting and landscaping. Will a tree affect your hydro bill or cooling system and the resale value of the property. This topic of the book will cover all the reasons why its important to know which tree to choose and why and also what type of landscaping would be most suitable according on the region you plan to settle in.
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A word from the wise:

BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY


Consider it an investment that makes a lot of cents
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