Overwhelmed by the Complexity of Properties? This May Help

What You Need to Know When Buying a House in Florida Different states have their own laws and practices when it comes to purchasing a house. In Florida, here are the most important things you have to know: Using an Agent When buying a house, condo, or any other home in Florida, hire a trustworthy real estate agent who can help you search for properties and take care of all the complicated procedures involved in the purchase. A real estate agent offers a whole array of advantages, from community market knowledge to negotiating prowess and more. Best thing is, they won’t cost you a thing. The seller typically pays the whole real estate commission (5%-% of the house sale price, split equally between the seller’s agent and yours).
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Seller Disclosure
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State law in Florida states that sellers should disclose any fact or condition pertaining to their property that makes a considerable impact on the value of such property and which others cannot typically take notice of. Seller disclosures are crucial for you as a buyer, since sometimes, just looking at a property will not tell you certain problems its owner may have encountered while living there. Moreover, sellers of structures built prior to 1978 must follow federal Title X disclosures on lead-based paint and hazards. Home Inspections However, buyers should not solely rely on the seller’s disclosures, but instead hire an independent home inspector to verify the content of the seller’s disclosure. Most buyers’ offers are based on a satisfactory inspection report to make sure that there are no material defects and other such issues as erosion; plumbing, HVAC electrical and electrical irregularities; termites and other pets; and so on. Real Estate Purchase Agreements A legal document which contains all material terms and conditions of a real estate transaction, is called a purchase agreement. Signed by both parties (buyer and seller), it must include an offer to buy or sell, an acceptance of the offer, the price of the property, and a correct and sufficient property description. Title Issues A buyer needs to get a title search from a title company before they purchase a home. The title company reviews public records and other sources that may indicate any liens, easements or any other encumbrances or title restrictions affecting the property. Also consider buying a title insurance policy to shield the title from adverse third-party claims or any issues on the title that may have been skipped by the title search. Working With a Lawyer Lastly, unlike some states, Florida does not require home buyers to hire a lawyer. But even if it’s not required, you may decide you need one at some point in the process–for instance, if you are purchasing property in a planned unit development with complex CC&Rs, or if you are buying a house jointly with other people and need help in drafting your co-buyer agreement.