Nell Asan
Nell Asan
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What questions should I be sure to ask when looking at homes to buy?

A previous question on the forum about not having to disclose a murder in the house unless asked made me wonder what else I should be sure to ask about. That made me realize that I really don't ask very many questions at all about the homes I am touring, I just really look around and see if the space fits my needs

So, besides the obvious of school districts, etc, what other questions do you always ask when looking for a home to buy
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Colleen Corgan
Colleen Corgan
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Many of these things will already be covered in any information you receive about the house, but here are a couple of questions I always make sure to ask:

- What year was the house built? If an older house, what work has been done (new roof, HVAC, etc)

- What type of foundation is it?

- Make sure to ask about problems that they have had in the past, as well as maintenance issues

- Has the house been in escrow before? Why?

- What are the property taxes?

- What association fees are there? Neighborhood or Condo fees

- Also, keep an eye out for noise factors (airline flights, fire stations, major highways, restaurants, etc)

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E D
E D
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Ask from realtor for reports on foreclosure stats, sales stats and comparables from the last 2 years for that area, may reveal something positive or scary things that you can add to pros and cons list to help you out with your decisions ...please create a pros and cons list to help you remember and review :)

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