Top Tips for Homebuyers

โพสต์โดย Hipflat 7 Nov 2016

Buying a new home is exciting and sometimes stressful. Whether you're moving to a new town or looking to upgrade, finding that new home requires patience, expert guidance and a keen eye for detail.

As a home seeker the first thing you need to evaluate is location, space and amenities. The next thing to consider is cost, shopping for the right mortgage, making a down payment and negotiating other fees.

Finally look at the features inside and outside the home that make it safe, convenient and energy-efficient for your family.

To ease some of the stress of house hunting here are some things to keep in mind.

Always start with an impartial home inspection. Although almost unheard of in Thailand, home inspections can help potential buyers uncover structural issues while also examining if electrical wiring and devices are up to standard, for example.

Sometimes issues are quick fixes you can address yourself however, other conditions may require more labor-intensive repairs and outside contracting.This should be included in your budget or negotiated with the seller before purchasing.

Determine any value-add features you want that are already in the home. Data from the U.S. suggests a home buyer's expected tenure in a newly purchased home is approximately 14 years on average. While it's not uncommon to change things the longer you live there, it's equally important to note the features that certain properties already have during your initial home search to avoid costly replacements and construction projects down the line.

As you're searching keep the long-term in mind and consider what you may want in the future. Be sure to ask a lot of questions during each walk-through. For example, are there enough bathrooms to meet your family's needs? Will your family grow? Does the kitchen have a gas line for appliances? What amenities will make you and your family feel safe, happy and comfortable from the moment you walk in the door and for years to come?

Depending on the home and location, safety features should include alarm systems, working door and window locks, carbon monoxide detectors and smoke alarms.

Follow these tips are you should have a hassle-free property buying experience.