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Questions a Homebuyer Needs to Ask BEFORE Buying a House


Are you in the market to buy a home? Whether you’re a seasoned homebuyer or are taking the plunge and buying your first home, it’s important to have your questions answered. No one wants to sign a contract only to find out there are key areas they should have discussed before signing! Your home is perhaps your largest personal investment. Asking a home seller and/or real estate agent these vital questions will help you be a more informed and prepared homebuyer.

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Homebuyer Question: How long has this home been on the market?

One of the first things you want to ask a seller and/or real estate agent is how long the particular home/property has been on the market. Though not always the case, many times there’s a significant reason why a home isn’t selling. If a home has been on the market for months and months on end, you might want to consider what’s causing potential buyers to say no.

Homebuyer Question: Why is the seller selling this home?

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On the flip side, one important question you’ll want to ask is why the seller is selling the home. You may need to ask this question multiple times in different ways to get a clear answer. In most instances, the seller’s life circumstances are what’s facilitating the move but it will help you to know if there are any problems with the home or its surrounding area. For example, is the seller moving because of the location? Why? Will you have similar problems? It’s important to think through some of these questions in advance so that you don’t forget to ask when touring the home.

Homebuyer Question: How old is everything?

Somewhat of a loaded question, asking how old everything is may require a little digging. For one, you’ll want to know how old key systems are like heating and cooling and the hot water heater. What kind of furnace does the home have? How old is it? You’ll also want to ask how old the windows are or if there have been any recent renovations that are noteworthy. Perhaps most importantly, you’ll want to ask how old the home’s roof is.

As a homeowner and/or business owner, you will most likely need to have some kind of roofing work done to your home and/or business at one point in your life. Sometimes homes are priced at a reduced rate because of costly repairs that are needed. If the home looks like it needs a new roof, are you willing to pay that cost out of pocket? Can you negotiate the price to reflect the needed repairs? If you’re not sure the roof needs to be repaired or replaced, you can visit our blog page and find a number of helpful articles to help you identify problem areas. Roof Advance can help with all your roofing needs. If you’re a homeowner who’s just bought a home and are wondering how your roof is doing, don’t hesitate to give us a call and book a free estimate today!

 If you notice any leaks in your roof give us a call right away. Did you know we also do insulation work? Save money on your energy bill by making the most of your home’s insulation.

As always, let our roofing experts give your roof a free estimate. For more updates be sure to follow us on Facebook. Our experienced and professional roofing team is ready to help you with all your roofing needs! For the best Ann Arbor roofing company, Roof Advance has you covered.



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