When looking at Lebanon NH homes for sale, it is smart to have a professional on your side. An exclusive buyer’s agent can help you avoid common pitfalls that can lead to buyer’s remorse. This is particularly true for first-time home buyers who are navigating the real estate market without any previous experience.
Here are some of the common buying mistakes your exclusive buyer’s agent can help you avoid.
When Lebanon NH homes for sale are staged, they are furnished in a way that makes them look their very best. This means using small furniture in small spaces, which can be deceiving. Try to picture your furniture in a space and be aware that what you own may not fit as well in the space as the furnishings in the home when you view it.
If needed, measure your over-sized couch and other pieces to make sure they will fit in a space before making an offer. Proper staging has a way of hiding small spaces and de-cluttering to disguise a lack of storage.
If a home has a breathtaking view, make sure you can preserve it before falling in love with it. If a property backs onto a nature preserve, the odds are good that the view won’t change. Make sure, however, so that your beautiful tree-lined view isn’t destroyed in a year to make room for an apartment complex or another house. Many home buyers buy the view thinking they can change the home’s interior to suit, only to renovate and then watch the view disappear.
Beware the HOA
If the neighborhood you’re considering has a homeowner’s association, get a copy of their by-laws before buying a home. It’s important to make sure you can live with the terms the HOA will place on you.
A bad HOA can be a big hassle, so look before you leap. HOA’s impose all kinds of restrictions, from limiting acceptable lawn ornaments to preventing homeowners’ from renting out their homes. Make sure there isn’t a deal-breaker lurking in the HOA’s fine print.
As exclusive buyer’s agents, Housing Solutions Real Estate LLC will always and ONLY represent your best interests when looking at any homes for sale. Call us today for a no-obligation consultation, or to have any of your home buying questions answered. 603-643-4800.