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Remember these 5 factors when hunting your next home

After checking a lot of houses and putting some serious hard work, you finally signed a deal. At this point, it might look that you need a bottle of champagne to celebrate, but don’t just pop it right away. 

Now you only have a signed contract and that doesn’t mean things can’t go wrong. You can’t expect this deal to go one hundred percent right. There are a few things you have to take care of before you can walk away with the keys to your new home. Most of the time, the deals will go perfectly fine, and you will go through all the steps till the closing day with ease.

Rarely, something will go wrong and the deal will fall through. And a failing deal is never good for both sides. So, here are the top 5 concerns you will face in a failing deal and how to overcome them.

1.Inspecting the house:

Whenever you are getting yourself in a deal, and you have signed a contract. It will have some flaws that you can’t predict now, but to make sure that you check every inch of the house before you proceed forward. The main issue is that most buyers aren’t able to check the property properly according to their will, and it could be due to less time they aren’t able to check it for severe issues. So, when you are proceeding to buy a home make sure you have a home inspection contingency in your contract, which allows you to get out of a deal when the purchased home has a lot of issues.

It has various ways of offering protection to you if you ever find a broken door handle or fixture problem. You can ask the seller for relief, and they will have to fix that by themselves with the help of contractors, or they have to offer you credit for fixing the issue yourself. If you ever find out that the house has more issues then you can work with. You can always get out of the deal without any penalty, and you have limited liability in a deal.

2.The Current Market Value: 

No one has the full amount lying around whenever they are going to purchase a house . If you are financing your purchase with the help of a mortgage, then one of your requirements will pay for a home value appraisal. This valuation will tell you what this property worth according to the current market. For lenders, the agreed price must be the same as the appraised value. If this doesn’t happen the lenders don’t have a chance of making back their money.

When the appraiser is evaluating the property. They can find issues that you ignore, and fixing them beforehand is very important, but this won’t make a deal fall through. But if they came to a point where the price of the property listed is higher than the actual value it has, then it is a problem. And your deal might not go as expected. If the difference is only of a couple of thousand dollars then most buyers and sellers will agree on a deal. The negotiation is done from both sides, and a deal goes through otherwise, the chances of the deal falling through rises drastically.

3.Mortgage approval:

 The main reason why most deals don’t work because of mortgage approval. This can happen for multiple reasons. One reason can be your credit score, low credit score can impact your chances of getting mortgage approval or maybe your debt to income ratio is too high. Not getting a mortgage means a cancelled deal. And even if you put a mortgage contingency in the contract. It will give you an easy way out, but it is in vain after wasting so much time. You are back at the start.

The best advice for avoiding a situation like this, you should get preapproved for a mortgage before you make an offer. This will give you an estimate on how much you can expect to borrow, and highlight any issue when you will apply for a personal loan. And many sellers won’t even accept an offer from someone who is not preapproved for this reason.

4.Issues with the Closing Documents:

 A home purchasing requires a lot of paperwork and requires a high level of patience to go through all of that. Most of this paperwork will be handled by your Buyer Agent, your attorney (If you have one), and your bank’s attorney. If any issues are found in the home, they can be overcome if both parties are fully committed to the deal. But as we know, no deal is perfect, and there are some pitfalls of every deal, so, the majority of the time, you have to choose between buying a property with issues or walking away.

The worst issues are not visual issues in the house. But the main problem is debt on the property. And if somehow you failed to detect it during the deal, you will have to pay it after purchasing the home. 

A situation in which you have to pay the outstanding debt on a property unless the seller pays those off. In some situations, the sellers are financing money from the sale into paying that debt off along with selling the property. To counter this, you have to mention in your contract that no remaining debts should be on the property at the time of sale.

5.Buyer’s Remorse:

 It is completely normal to feel bad when that elevated goes away, and you start to see the flaws of the property, and the feelings of remorse start to kick in. The contract has been signed, and the property you were seeing is now yours. It is hard for first-time buyers to feel remorseful when they see their bank accounts empty. It is also normal to feel a bit of anxiety at this time because your life is going through a change, and you aren’t sure of what will happen next.

Buyers in this stage, try to look and find all the issues of the property and that quest doesn’t end even after buying the property. And when they find one. The feeling of remorse starts to take place inside of them and you have to manage them, or they will affect you to a point where you won’t be able to think out of the situation.