Safety First — Your Home Search in the Tail End of Lockdown

Safety First — Your Home Search in the Tail End of Lockdown


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Katie Conry from www.advicemine.com reached out asking to write a blog.  This topic is one that all of us have suddenly become well adversed: COVID-19 pandemic.  This affected the Rochester housing market by softening the market for a short time.  No matter what market you are in, Katie wrote some excellent points to consider when buying a home.

 

Safety First — Your Home Search in the Tail End of Lockdown

 

If there’s a will, there’s a way — such is one of the lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic. So, if you’re on the market for a new home, there’s really no need to shelve your search because of the coronavirus as there are, in fact, cutting-edge ways you can pursue your dream home without having to venture outside. And as lockdown orders start to ease, buying your next home is only bound to get easier. Let’s break down the process.

 

Do Your Research

 

Pandemic or no pandemic, buying a home starts the same way: by doing your due diligence. You may not become a real estate expert overnight, but learning the nitty-gritty of the market will help you in your search for the perfect home in untold ways.

 

 

Know What to Look For

 

When it comes to buying a home, knowing what you want is the key. Aesthetics will be your first consideration, of course, but you also have to look beyond that aspect.

 

  • Look for extra touches that show how committed a seller is.
  • It’s important to look beyond a property’s virtues and take note of the warning signs.
  • It’s also wise to spring for a home inspection and have a checklist of what should be given attention to avoid costly repairs down the line.
  • To illustrate, the cost to repair a refrigeration system is no joke, so it’s best to get this and similar repairs out of the way.

 

Buy in Safety

 

Lockdown rules may be easing up, but COVID-19 remains at large. Erring on the side of safety as you search for your next home is still of the utmost importance.

 

 

With quarantine come to a close, it’s time for a fresh start, and there’s no better place to do so that in the new home of your dreams. You may not be able to throw all caution to the winds just yet, but you can at least get a headstart in your search.

 

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A huge thank you to Katie for this blog contribution!  Katie also wrote another blog for Reel Property Solutions, LLC: http://www.reelpropertysolutionsllc.com/an-introductory-guide-to-buying-your-own-investment-property/

 

Reel Property Solutions, LLC is here to help YOU with your home selling needs.  Contact us at info@reelpropertysolutionsllc.com or call 507-722-1511 or 507-218-8788.

 

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