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8 Things You should do Before you Buy a Home
Oct 4, 2018

8 Things You should do Before you Buy a Home

We believe the more you look around, the more you will see the value of working with Horizon Real Estate.  We believe that excellent customer service is just a minimum requirement for staying in business and that to be truly spectacular we must go above and beyond the call of duty on EVERY transaction EVERY time.

However, no matter whom you choose, these simple tips will help you find and purchase the home of your dreams more quickly and efficiently. If you're a first-time buyer you can find more information here.


Before you buy:


  • Submit a strong competitive offer.
  • Include a substantial earnest money deposit. Sometimes offers are accepted based on the amount of the deposit.
  • Try to minimize the number of contingencies. Fewer contingencies mean a stronger offer.
  • Hire an inspector. A professional building inspector or appraiser will make sure the house of your choice is in satisfactory condition.
  • Check zoning regulations and covenants. Good residential neighborhoods will be zoned to keep out commercial and industrial users. Read any restrictive covenants and make sure they fit your lifestyle.
  • Request an updated property survey. Be sure it clearly marks boundaries. Check for problems.
  • Your contract should be very specific about which items (appliances, etc) are included in the sale. Make sure you know what stays or goes.
  • Get agreements in writing. Make certain verbal agreements are written into the final contract to avoid any stressful and expensive issues later.

Still have questions? Feel free to reach out to us! We would love to assist you in purchasing your dream home.

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