Buying a home is an emotional decision with very high stakes, and huge incentives with no room for bluff and avoid inconvenient facts. However real estate agents are legally bound to tell the truth, so you need to make sure you ask the right questions to find out what the real situation is. It could make the difference between buying a dream home and buying a dud – and save you a fortune
1. Can I walk to restaurants? More and more prospective buyers want to know about the entertainment and food options around the neighborhood. According to a recent survey having a neighborhood with Starbucks is considered as a prime home location. Whether Gen X or Gen Y this is indeed a deal maker or breaker for many as more and more people prefer weekend brunch outside and do not want to commute too much.
2. Which schools are nearby? This is a common question from young families and people looking to buy homes as investment property. As having a school in a neighborhood with a school nearby will always appreciate in value and also the point of negotiating higher rent and selling price in the long run.
3. Where is the closest park? As more and more people are adopting a healthy lifestyle living close to a park has become an important decision making factor for many prospective home owners. The ideal distance most prospective buyers prefer is within a 1to 0.5 mile distance.
4. Any shops around here? Shopping and grocery options available in the area are an important factor for single home owners as well as young families as they do not want to commute too much and prefer to walk around.
5. Is the neighborhood pet friendly? Pets are becoming family and every second household in a neighborhood has a pet. So most prospective buyers prefer pet friendly spaces to make their home ideal and comfortable for their pet
Please feel free to leave any more questions that you think home owners ask before buying a house in the comments section.