Contact and meet with a lender before doing anything else. Tell the lender you want to get pre-qualified and pre-approved. When you have gone through this process, you will know the price range for your new home. Also, submitting a contract with a pre-approval letter makes your offer a strong one.
The buyer’s agent with search all the homes on the market and narrow it down basing on the features and finances you have mentioned to the agent. So the real estate agent will provide you limited lists of homes that meet your desires and needs. The real estate agent will also schedule some appointments to those homes. It would be better to perform professional inspector, hire a home inspector to do the work for you.
Lighting is important in a bathroom; it can be effective yet very inexpensive. Good lighting will be needed for applying make up and for reading in the bath. For ambiance you will need to add some subdued lighting alternatives, and use pink or amber bulbs.
Your financial responsibility doesn’t end at the sale and the mortgage. You’re also going to want to insure your new home. Make sure, before you buy, that you find out how much it is going to cost you to insure your new property. This is a cost that you will want to have budgeted into your plans ahead of time.
COLUMNS and RAILS — Wooden columns and railing provide not only ornamentation but also support and can grow loose, creating a hazard. Check for loose rails or unsafe posts and columns.
CARPETS: At the very least, they should be steam-cleaned, to remove dirt, stains and odors. If they are badly stained, worn or old, you should consider having them pulled up and replaced. If so, go with neutral colors.
If you are selling your property “as-is,” be aware that buyers don’t really usually mean they will purchase “as-is” no matter what it says in the contract. Expect possible problems regarding the condition of the house. If you are a buyer and the property is being sold “as-is,” please realize that you are agreeing to do your own repairs in exchange for a lower-than-market value price.