Local Buying Tips

Checklist Before You Buy!

1.Evaluate possible repairs/immediate improvements.

Ask the seller to work on repairing them or to incorporate

it into your bidding.

2.Hire an expert to do your own home inspections as

well as attend them if possible.

3.Know all of the vital systems that connect to the house

(electrical, sewage, heating, air conditioning, garbage

disposal, and water.) Investigate the ins and outs of

these systems.

4.Examine potential neighborhoods with a 24 hour

perspective. Are there any dogs howling at 3AM? Again

be sure there are no regular surprises.

5. Don't Dwell on small things like:Paint Color, Window Treatments, Light Fixtures and Fencing. 

6.Think about Proximity to the beach, Traffic and noise, as well Community amenities and parks.

7.Be certain that your furniture, electronics and appliances will fit into their new home.

8.Know the local political landscape. Are there any issues you should know about? Make sure you understand how utilities, and schools are funded.

9. Perform an energy audit. Confirm that your budget will match what your new home is going to cost on a monthly basis.

10. Research the local area to understand its economics, climate, and variables that will be part of your long-term lifestyle.

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So if you're considering a move, or hear that any family, friends, neighbors or colleagues are, please feel free to contact me. My cell phone: 843-455-6774 or email me at tinameskhishvili@gmail.com