Are you planning to buy a new house in US? Please check the followings which you should pay attention to.
First of all, the time to buy a new house, the first opportunity, is when a new community opens, the developer opens the market at a low price. Therefore, when the market just opens, you will buy an affordable house. If it does not catch up with the new opening, it is the end of the month or the end of the year. At this time, the developer needs a contract to ask for more loans from the bank, often giving more concessions in price. Finally, if it is a large community, it will be sold out soon, but there are only a few buildings left.
In the face of upgraded sales, is it necessary or not?
When buying a new house, the salesperson will definitely recommend many upgrade options, should I? This requires specific analysis of specific circumstances. Generally speaking, it is difficult to change the house after it is built, and it is very expensive. For example, the exhaust duct of a range hood.
Some don’t, why? Is the price. Like hardwood floors, granite countertops, more high-end cabinets, stainless steel appliances, etc., unless it is already included in the basic price, try not to upgrade. Because the price of the upgraded product may be several times higher than that on the market. These upgrades are an important way for developers to increase profits. If you want it, he will thank you, but you will suffer. Especially things that have no function, such as the dome on the roof, are pure waste. Resolutely don't.
When developers sell new houses, they will often recommend their own loan companies and transfer companies, and will give them a subsidy of 10,000 to 20,000. From the developer's point of view, it is mainly to ensure the smooth approval of the loan and the smooth transfer of the ownership. But from the buyer's point of view? You'll know after the final settlement.
When buying a house, you must buy premium title insurance, especially for a new house, which involves general contractors and subcontractors, and there are often problems with unclear accounts. Sometimes the developer has given enough to the general contractor, but the general contractor has not given enough to the subcontractors, or there is a dispute between them. These people are likely to come and put a lien in your house.
What are the most important options for buying a house? The first is location, the second is location, and the third is location. The same goes for buying a new house. First of all, the community of the new house you choose should be close to the place of work, convenient transportation, nearby shopping malls, safe community, good school... At the same time, it should have good value-added potential. It is necessary to avoid roadsides, children's playgrounds, courts and clubs as much as possible. These places are too noisy. Pay attention to the community’s reservoirs. If they are not well managed, there will be overgrown weeds and you must be prepared to feed the mosquitoes.
Choosing a location and going to work across the community is a headache. Try to choose a relatively unobstructed plot. Of course, it would be better if there were trees in the back or in front. If you want to choose the edge of the community, then consider the adjacent plot or community development plan. It is possible that it is a forest now and it will be cut down next year.
And, by all means, be sure to view the house on-site!
The key of the key is to feel whether the wood is dry. If the wood is not dry, this must not be a good developer, and the house will soon be deformed in the future. Seek a lawyer immediately and ask to break the contract.
A few weeks after you officially signed the contract with the developer, you will need to pick up walls, ceilings, carpets, cabinets, floors, tiles, and appliances. If you just consider the pleasure of living by yourself, it's up to you. But if you have to consider selling the house in the future, you will be a bit particular.
Generally speaking, don't choose too heavy colors. Red, green, and even deep blue and deep black should be avoided. The color of the interior wall is generally natural color, which can be popular for many years. Now many developers paint the wall light gray to reduce the glare caused by the white wall. The color of the floor is now mostly monochrome dark brown. The color of the cabinet, from wood grain to reddish brown, now white is popular again. It is better to have a light white ceiling. In a fixed space, the ground has the darkest color, the wall is the second, and the ceiling is the lightest. It never seems to be out of date.
After that, you will have a check before sealing the ash board, which is very important. Your point is to see if the wood is damaged or deformed, if there are big scars, and if so, be sure to pick them out and replace them. These deformed or fragile woods are the source of the deformation of your house in the future. Peek from the side to see if the wood is arranged neatly. Facing the sky, use your feet to feel the unevenness of the ground. If the house is not corrected now, it will be difficult to change the house after it is built.
After months of anticipation, your new house is finally completed. Before the transfer, you will have a final inspection or walk-through, which is very important. The seller’s superintendent will teach you a lot about it. For example, the winterize and summerize of the air conditioner, how to change the filter, and how to avoid the faucet outside from freezing in winter.
After buying the house, be sure to use all the electrical appliances. At this time, poor-quality electrical appliances are showing up. Anyway, there is generally a one-year shelf life. Six months and one year after the buyer, the developer will come to do a comprehensive repair. Most of the problems are nail heads from gray boards, oblique cracks on the sides of the door, and raised edges on the floor.
One thing to pay attention to is the structure. Although the structure has a ten to twenty-year warranty, if the developer goes bankrupt, who do you look for? So find it early and fix it early. How to find out? Check whether the ground is flat, the walls are straight or not, whether the diagonal cracks on the sides of the door are very long and wide, and whether the windows are easy to open and close.
The ground floor tiles are cracked, and sometimes it may be that the filling underneath is not compacted, causing the cement board to crack. Only repairing the floor tiles cannot be solved. The floor tiles upstairs cracked, and often the contractor "forgot" to put the cement board between the wooden boards and the tiles. It is also necessary to add cement to completely solve the problem. Don't let them fool you.