The Ultimate Home Buyer’s Checklist
Thinking of buying a home? Your first home perhaps, here are the factors to consider before buying a house for sale.
Buying a house is a big deal but after the initial excitement passes, it might seem a little overwhelming. There are factors you need to take into consideration to ensure you make the best deal available to you. Below is a list of factors you can consider to make your home buying process effortless and exciting.
Find a Real Estate Agent
You’ve probably never considered this but before making a move to buy a house, getting a professional real-estate agent decreases the burden of finding the right house in a favourable location at the right price. Getting an efficient real-estate agent can save you tons of energy and time, which would have been otherwise spent tracking down information.
Even better, you can seek the services of a real-estate company, who owns or market real-estate properties. There are a good number of reputable real-estate firms you can work with here in Lagos.
Here are some tips to help you get started:
- Choose a real-estate firm that has built a reputable brand name.
- Choose a real-estate agent or company who’s willing to share all the information you need in detail.
- Work with a firm or agent you’re comfortable with. Sometimes trusting your guts when it comes to choosing who to work with counts.
Get Your Finances in Order
One of the main reasons for buying a house is such a huge deal is largely due to the financial commitment required. Once you’ve decided to purchase a house, determine which mode of payment suits your budget. If you’re going for a full down payment (which is typically cheaper comparatively) bargain for the best deal possible.
Find out if there are any other fees required other than the cost stated.
If you’re opting for installment payments, get your account in order and set aside funds for prompt payment.
It’s quite common for people to borrow funds to pay for a house. Before opting for this option ensure you’ve taken into consideration the interest rates and how much the loan actually costs.
Most real estate companies offer flexible payment options for up to 12 months. Seek out options that suit your budget.
Determine the type of house you need
Let’s face it when it comes to making home buying decisions; what we want, what we need and what we can afford are three different things. First, identify what you need to make your home comfortable.
Here’s a head start:
- Constant treated running water
- Constant power supply
- Security and access control
- Proximity to the workplace, hospitals, schools, etc.
- Is the property on a flood plain?
- Available rooms
The list varies depending on your specific needs. Answers like, how big your family is, would determine the number of rooms you should be looking for.
Questions like, how long would you like to live in a particular area? What is your necessary level of privacy? Are you buying as a means to invest? All these and more, ensure the house you’re planning to buy has all it needs to become home for you.
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Title of the property
Make sure the property you’re looking to buy has the appropriate land documents. Ask for copies of the documents from your seller or realtor and make proper inquiries. Needless to say that, you shouldn’t pay for any property in Lagos without verifying the authenticity of its land documents.
Let’s Get You The Perfect Home
We understand choosing the right home means so much to you. Here’s a house you’ll absolutely love.
LekkiVale Estate located in the heart of the Lekki Peninsula encapsulates all it takes to give you a home. We’ve aligned all the factors necessary to give you the type of comfort and luxurious lifestyle you deserve.
Every aspect of LekkiVale Estate radiates a lifestyle of sheer relaxation and soft elegance, well deserving for you. From the designed buildings to our unmatched amenities offering:
• A central connection of treated running water
• 24 hours centrally generated power supply
• Well paved roads and covered drainage
• Top notch 24 hours security and access control
• Sewage treatment
• Ample parking lot
• Green areas and Kids Park
• Swimming pool
For more detailed information about getting the best real-estate deals in Lagos, call us today at 09081234564, 09095757575. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us give you the investment of a lifetime.