Buying Real Estate: A Checklist
Ask your realtor these questions before signing purchasing any piece of property.
You may know you want land, but you may not know what to ask when looking for it. That said, here are 7 questions to ask your real estate agent before taking the property plunge.
Are municipal hook-ups available for necessities like electricity, water, telephone, gas, sewer and cable?
Who will help you in an emergency? A private security service, local authorities or a volunteer force? Is there a 24-hour medical facility nearby?
Do area roads get iced over in the winter? If it snows, who plows the roads? Do nearby bridges get washed out when it rains?
If you’re considering land that’s part of a planned community, are your building plans viable? For private land, will your plans pass local building codes?
Area Growth: ______
Is the land you’re considering in an area experiencing growing pains? How’s traffic? What’s the zoning situation?
Have there been any flooding problems near your lot? Are there rivers, hills or mountains nearby that could drain water onto your property?
Area Amenities: ______
Are there supermarkets and/or gas stations nearby where you can stock up on essentials?