My husband wishes he had done things differently when he bought the home we live in.
We didn’t know each other back then, and 13 years later, he would like to share his words of caution.
These are the three main things he’d change
- He used the listing agent as his buying agent. He really wishes he had made the effort to find a different buying agent to ensure greater transparency.
- He also wishes he’d made sure the pre-purchase inspection was more thorough. He bought the house “as is,” which means that if you find anything wrong with it after you close, it’s up to you and your wallet to fix it. He ended up having a huge problem with the septic tank, which cost him a lot of money and energy.
- He really really wishes he’d gotten an insurance quote before the purchase. We live in Florida where home insurance can skyrocket if your house isn’t built to withstand a strong hurricane. Our house is older, so our insurance is higher than we’d like.
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