Features First-Time Homebuyers Should Look For

Features First-Time Homebuyers Should Look For

Many features first-time homebuyers look for are the same as experienced buyers. More experienced homebuyers also are more apt to take some risk than first-time homebuyers. The home-buying process can be quite a daunting experience, especially if this is your first time. One of the most important aspects of the home-buying process is the initial walk-through of the properties. This is where you need to remove yourself from the eye-catching staging and concentrate on the more important parts of the open house. The following list includes a few things you should look out for as a first-time homebuyer.

Features For First-Time Homebuyers: New Appliances

When sellers stage a home, they will often place expensive furniture and appliances to get you thinking about how great the home can be. However, you should never assume that these appliances are going to come with the home. Always make sure that you ask your real estate agent to either include the appliances into the deal or lower the price. This is especially important for young buyers who may not have the financial means to purchase hundreds of dollars worth of appliances.

Energy Efficiency

One of the most important trends being seen by sellers is the need to implement various energy-efficient measures into their homes. Energy efficiency provides a lot of great benefits for first-time homebuyers. Energy Efficiency will save you money on bills and reduce your carbon footprint. This is very appealing to buyers that are concerned about their impact on the environment. When you take a look at the home, take note of its heating and AC units. Ask about the home’s usual energy consumption. Failure to do so may result in utility costs that are higher than expected.

Features For First-Time Homebuyers: Roof Condition

When it comes to home improvement projects, the big three are the costliest. These include the kitchen, bathroom and roof. When touring an open house, always make sure to ask your real estate agent to find out about the condition of the roof. A few repaired shingles can easily disguise a much more severe issue with the roof. If you do find out that there are problems with the roof, you should not consider the deal dead. Instead, you may be able to have the lender require the owner to fix the issue before placing it back on the market or offer you a new deal.

The home-buying process can be both an exciting and tedious process. However, as a new buyer, you should make sure that you are protecting your investment. Simply utilize the information posted above to begin the home-buying process the right way.

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