Guide to Buying the Right Home in the Right Neighborhood
Buying a home is never an easy decision. The average home buyer tours through an average of 10 homes before coming to a decision on which one to put in an offer on. Denver movers have seen a spike in the amount of people moving to Denver and it is no surprise why. Here in Denver, a family can purchase a four bedroom home that is roughly 1,900 square-feet, for $330,000 or below. Considering the great school system, booming economy and business outlet, beautiful neighborhoods, breathtaking landscapes, and a never ending list of things to do, there’s no wonder why so many potential home buyers are looking into moving to Denver.
With the real estate economy doing well again, many families are realizing that they can invest in the housing market while prices and interest rates are at an all-time low. If you are like the many Americans getting home-buying fever and are looking to move to Denver, All My Sons Moving & Storage wants to help make the decision easier for you. Nothing is more helpful than providing the proper tools necessary to finding the right home and the right neighborhood for you and your family.
If you are moving to Denver, be sure to ask your realtor the following questions when house hunting:
- Why is the house for sale? Be sure to ask your Denver real estate agent why exactly the seller has decided to sell their home. Are they relocating for a job, for family, downsizing, or is there an underlying issue with the house that they are trying to avoid? Your real estate agent should be able to disclose any issues with the home with you, so that you avoid buying a money pit of problems. Even if they do disclose all issues, you will want to have a contractor come out and assess the home for any repairs they notice.
- What are the seller’s disclosures?
Much like the first question, ask if there is any additional information about the home that you should know that could potentially affect your offer or decision.
- What is the neighborhood’s crime rate?
Regardless of whether you have a family or not, no one wants to live in a neighborhood with a high crime rate. Denver movers suggest that even if you are single and are looking for an affordable home, think of the fact that if you ever decide to start a family and choose to sell your home in order to purchase one in a better neighborhood, you may have a lot of trouble selling your home.
- Has the property had the proper inspections?
Although most homeowners do not have this done, it is not a test that you should skip – testing for radon. Radon causes lung cancer, so testing for its presence on your property is important, as it is a life-threatening danger you can’t see. You should also have your home inspected for mold and asbestos. If mold goes undetected and untreated, it can lead to costly repairs that may hinder you after purchasing and moving into your new home. Keep in mind that these are tests that should be done before you put in an offer and buy the home.
Local Denver moving companies also suggest that new homeowners have their smoke detectors tested before they move into their new home. Although smoke detectors are not a dire fix when it comes to deciding whether to purchase a home or not, it is a test that should be done prior to moving in, or within the very first few days in your new home.