The five things potential home buyers must do before they make an offer

first_imgMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoAre the neighbours the sort of people you’d like to live next too? CHECK OUT THE BUILDER “Who built the property and when? Builders guarantees can be lost between owners, so do your research.’’ WATER FEATURES “Many were turned off during the days of water restrictions and weren’t reconnected. It’s only when you go to turn them on you realise, they’re not connected or busted.’’ Lovely water feature. Does it work when you turn it on? CHECK THE BODY CORPORATE”“What does the body corporate have on the list of things to do.“Read the previous committee minutes, you’ll get a snapshot of their current direction and action items.’’ Some people put a surprisingly short amount of time into checking out a home before they make an offer.BUYING a home can be a daunting experience, there is so much to do and check and it can be easy to forget something important.According to Ray White’s Haesley Cush these are the five things many buyers fail to do, which they should if they want everything to run smoothly. TAKE YOUR TIME “In 20 years of selling real estate it still surprises me how little time a buyer will spend in a property before they buy it,’’ he said.“In many cases a buyer would spend more time test driving a car than inspecting their future home.’’ CHECK OUT THE NEIGHBOURS “These are the people you will be living among, so a little espionage or covert operation can be on the cards.’’last_img