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4 Important Property Buying Tips

By Guest Author | September 2, 2016

Whether you’ve decided to purchase land or buy a home chances are you want to get the most value for your money. Here are a few important tips for investors that buy houses in Tennessee.


Stay Within Your Budget – Don’t make impulse decisions

One mistake many potential property owners make is signing a deal for property that is beyond the sum of money they had set aside. Don’t do this. If you’re out and about searching for land or a house to buy and you come across one that has more features than the one you had planned and it’s “slightly” overpriced don’t give in and make a decision in the heat of the moment. Many new property owners are victims to spontaneous decision making and have ended up buying property worth more than their savings only to be threatened with foreclosure since they can’t afford to pay the full costs. Stay within your budget and you’ll have no regrets.

Clean Up Your Credit

This is for individuals who can’t afford to make full cash payments. You’re going to need a mortgage if you plan on buying a house. Some financial institutions may not grant you one if you have a shady credit history. The best thing to do before you go out property hunting is to acquire your credit report and clean it up as best as you can. Pay any outstanding balances and make sure you know all the facts on your report. There are companies you can hire to fix any credit problems that might deter banks and other institutions from granting you a mortgage plan. When push comes to shove, hire these specialists to smoothen the process for you.

Hire an inspector

I’m not talking about the police here. I’m talking about home appraisal specialists. More often than not people tend to accept property prices blindly and as a result they often end up overpaying. To avoid making unnecessary expenditures take the initiative to hire a home inspector to inspect the home or land and provide you with an accurate estimate of the property’s value. On top of determining a property’s true worth, inspectors can also point out areas in the property that might require repairs and maintenance with time. You can use this information to ask for a much lower price for the property in question.

Consider the future.

What will be the value of the property in two years? What about five years? Is it going up or is it going down? There might be nothing wrong with the home or land you plan on purchasing but you can’t really predict the future. What if you decide to relocate and have to sell it. Will you make a profit or a loss? To avoid losing money make sure you buy property in a location that is highly developed or has great development potential. This way, you’re guaranteed to get more money than what you paid for should you decide to flip your property

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