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2 Very Important Questions For Buyers To Ask Before Moving In

The most important questions to ask.

After searching for the perfect place to call your own, you finally find the place that will become your home. After all that times that you imagined what it will look like when the seller packs all their stuff and hits the road, finally leaving you with an empty home that is newly yours. Before you start picturing yourself settled in your new space, there are a few questions that need to be answered by the seller before you finally move in.

What’s The History Of The House

Oftentimes there are state disclosure forms that require sellers to divulge specific information to the buyer prior to finalizing any agreements. Some of the information that must be given to the buyer is the history of the home, including how it has been maintained, and the possible broken down systems within the home. Some states even require that sellers release information regarding a death that may have occurred within the home. You might want to go a little further in your investigating before deciding to move in. For instance, if this new home has a lot of land and you are concerned about being able to maintain it yourself, asking the seller who maintains the lawn currently is a great way for you to make sure that you are not surprised when you begin to have weeds growing rapidly in your garden. The seller can even give you the contact information of the current landscape company that is familiar with the property.

Where To Go And Who To Know

Almost always, you can get the best information about your new community from sellers. It might not seem very important to figure out where to go for a great Indian meal, but when it’s Saturday night and you are craving some authentic Naan, you will wish you had a chance to call up your seller and ask them for a recommendation. It’s also a good idea to determine if there is a community association and who  the president of that organization is. This way, if you are purchasing a condominium and there are any exterior issues, you’ll know who to contact to get those issues resolved.

A Title Company You Can Trust: Colony Title

At Colony Title, we will help you through the process of getting your property’s title and help you avoid the pitfalls of hidden costs while you buy your home. We are also well trained in identifying any and all errors in public records and helping you resolve them. We specialize in real estate title insurance in both Maryland and Washington, D.C., and we will perform an expert title search, check through all past documentation, and examine records for any fraud or forgery. For more information on how we can get you into the home of your dreams, contact us online or give us a call at (410) 884-1160. To get more updates on housing markets and how to get into your home, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.