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Hill Country and Highland Lakes Real Estate Blog by Jeff Spears, 6 ' 7" Tall.
Some Basic Rules for Buying

Some things are a must have when you are purchasing a property.  If you have any doubts about the need for these items, please discuss with a qualified agent.  You really need these!

Title Insurance - protects your legal ownership of the property.

Inspections - A basic home inspection and pest inspection is well worth the small investment.  Get these regardless of the age of the home or perceived condition.

Survey - If an existing survey is offered, it must be less than 10 years old with no changes made to the property.  A new one is always best to identify the boundaries, easements and encroachments.  Today's technology for conducting a survey is a vast improvement over the past.

Option Period - You need time to investigate a property and re-negotiate if needed.

Home Warranty - This is the one optional item on this list, but definitely worth considering.  You need to understand the fine print and coverage limitations.

A Licensed Agent is the only way to make sure you are fully covered on issues such as these.  Keep in mind the seller is paying the commission, so going without an agent offers you almost nothing but negative possibilities.

Posted: Friday, November 13, 2009 10:39 AM by Jeff Spears
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