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Five Major Pre-Requisites to Consider before Buying a Property

Posted by Article Author on November 25, 2015
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Buying a suitable property has become a tedious task these days, considering the property options you may have to screen through. Moreover, with various logistics associated with property buying, you at times have to go through a lengthy process, where each activity can itself be critical based on the location of the property you choose to buy. In addition, and possibly the major set of tasks, you must adhere and abide by the laws that govern the transactions related to property buying and selling. With a wide range of such scenarios to deal with, you need to be clear on what prerequisites you need to consider before buying a property. This article makes an attempt to take you through five major prerequisites to consider before you buy a property.

1.    Plan your budget: This is probably the most important prerequisite you must plan well in advance prior to looking for a property for buying. This decides the best property deal that falls within your budget range.  This also helps in identifying your requirements related to the property you want to buy, including the locality, the property area, features and amenities, and other related aspects.

2.    Decide your requirements: This prerequisite factor is closely related to your budget, because your budget will help you to limit your property requirements. For example, you can plan for a bigger property if you have a high budget for investment. But, if your budget is low, you need to tailor your requirements accordingly. Further, depending on your limited budget, your can prioritize your requirements. For example, you can go for a bigger property but in a remote location where the property prices are still low. Alternatively, you can opt for a small property but in a prime locality if location the priority. So, decide your requirements and essentially prioritize them.

3.    Understand the property buying process: Many people who buy property for the first time fall victim to various traps, just because they are not aware of what to do next and what is the right time to take a step when planning to buy a property. As a result, they spend a lot of money by paying to agents and even property owners. So, the process of buying a property must be clearly understood to ensure that you are not wasting any of your hard-owned money.

4.    Investigate market trends: If you are tempted to buy a property in a prime location this month, you might not be lucky to get the better offer the next month.  Property prices fluctuate quite soon in most areas these days, especially if an area is quite demanding and developing. New builders come out with various offers for a new property in more or less the same location where other properties are already highly priced. So, investigate the market around you and around the area where you plan to get your own property. Know from people, other property owners, and your advisor when the property prices are likely to go down and take the best possible step.

5.    Know your seller: Knowing your seller is similar to almost buying a property itself. You do not want to fall a trap to any mess in the property buying and selling business. So, it is important that the seller you have chosen is reliable and trustworthy. Whether you are buying a land, a house, or a flat, before getting into a deal, you must ensure that everything associated with the deal is authorized and legally authentic, including the seller.

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