Once you have found the right home, you may want to look at important housing documents. Is it a condition report? What is the cost of ownership? Are there any hidden costs, land contamination or housing restrictions? You can use this information when considering whether to buy a home.
Read the housing documents
If you use an attorney or a real estate agent
He / she will usually work with you to review all the documents provided by the seller. But you should also read the documents.
By reading through documents, you can get a good idea of the state of the home, what costs you want to have on the house and whether there are local or special things to consider, which are worth knowing before you buy.
On this page you can get some ideas for what you can see from the documents.
State of residence
It is important to get a picture of what you are buying. In the condition report you can see the visible damage to housing. Remember, most homes have problems.
You have to deal critically with housing, but don’t be intimidated by any comment in the condition report. If you have any doubts about the condition report, you should seek help from a building expert or other technical adviser.
In the sales list you can see the cost of ownership and “consumption” at what it costs to own the property. In other documents, you may also find important information that will affect your future costs if you buy a home.
Pollution can have a major impact on the value of a home. If you have the slightest suspicion, it is important that you involve your lawyer or broker. However, pollution is not always important. Your advisor can help you evaluate.