How I Became An Expert on Houses

What You Need to Know When Buying a House in Florida Various states have various laws and standard practices when it comes to purchasing a house. In Florida, here are the most important things you have to know: Working with an Agent Before buying a house, condo, or any other home in Florida, work with a well-reputed real estate agent who can help you look for properties and manage all the complex procedures involved in the transaction. A real estate agent gives you a range of advantages, from neighborhood market knowledge to negotiating ability and more. Best of all, they won’t charge you anything. The seller generally covers the entire real estate commission (around 5% to 6% of the house sale price, to be divided between your agent and the seller’s).
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Seller Disclosure
Lessons Learned About Properties
According to state law in Florida, sellers have to disclose anything about their property that has a significant impact on its value and that others cannot normally observe. Seller disclosures are critical for you as a buyer, because just looking at a property may not be enough to show you what exact problems were encountered by its owner with living there. Moreover, sellers of structures built prior to 1978 must follow federal Title X disclosures on lead-based paint and hazards. Home Inspections Buyers must not rely solely on the seller’s disclosures though, but must hire an independent home inspector to check the information provided in the seller’s disclosure. Most buyers’ offers are based on a satisfactory inspection report to make sure that there are no material defects and other such issues as erosion; plumbing, HVAC electrical and electrical irregularities; termites and other pets; and so on. Real Estate Purchase Agreements A purchase agreement is a legal document containing all the material terms and conditions of the real estate transaction. It should be signed by both parties, the buyer and the seller, and include an offer to purchase or sell, an acceptance of the offer, the price of the property involved, and a reasonable and accurate property description. Title Issues A buyer has to obtain a title search from a title company prior to purchasing a home. The title company scans public records and other sources for liens, easements or other encumbrances or title restrictions that have a bearing on the property. As well, it’s worth considering getting a title insurance policy to protect the title from adverse third-party claims, or any problems the title search might have missed. Working With a Lawyer Finally, as opposed to other states, Florida does not require home buyers to involve a lawyer in the transaction. Yet even if it’s not required, you may just have to get one at a particular point in the process–for example, if you are buying a property in a planned unit development that has complicated CC&Rs, or if you are buying a house jointly with other parties and need help preparing your co-buyer agreement.