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Things to do before closing on a home

When buying a new home, it is important to go through all the details during the walk-through. Some people forget to have a good look around because of the excitement of getting a new house. This might create serious problems in the future once you have made the payment. It is a good idea to hire an outside home inspector to check out the place and see if it has any issues or requires any tweaks. You may protect yourself from substandard homes by following the tips below.

Before making the decision to close on the home, it is important to go through the list of all contractors that have worked on the house. Ask the builder or the real estate agent to provide you with a list of all manufacturer warranties, as well as documentation like drawings and maintenance sheets. Get all relevant information before you close on the home.

Make sure you inquire about the warranties of things built into the house or installed externally. You should know the expected time limits of everything that has been installed in the house. You might want to ask the homebuilder to provide you with a list of items that are excluded from warranty. Make sure to examine those specific items to make certain they are usable. The state might hold the homebuilder responsible for any damages caused within a certain time limit after you close on the house.

When closing on your dream house, you may want to involve an experienced attorney. The attorney will assess all documents and make sure you do not miss anything out when making the final decision.

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