May 1 is New Home Owners Day. Whether you are celebrating a new home today or still on your quest for the right home we are here. We know that a house is where you will create memories for years to come. Here are some tips to help you ensure it is your dream house.
Evaluate the house for potential problems
As you create your wish list for your house of bedrooms, bathrooms, and amenities our WI real estate lawyer suggests that you also consider potential liabilities issues or areas that may require high cash outlays. Here are some areas to consider:
• Pools, decks and trampolines may introduce liability issues
• Common spaces you might be responsible for maintaining like an alley space or sidewalk could also be a liability issue
• Missing shingles or water stains on the ceiling
• Check of the plumbing
• Look for cracks in the foundation
Determine how much you are able to afford.
Once you find the home that you want and get approval for a mortgage, our real estate attorney in Wisconsin suggests that you pay for a home inspection. It can uncover problems that will be expensive to fix and give you an idea of what the extent of the problem is. If serious defects are found, McLario Helm Bertling & Spiegel as your Milwaukee real estate attorney can negotiate with the seller. And if you have found that dream home we are here to help you buy or sell your house. You might be surprised to learn that an attorney can often save you thousands on real estate fees leaving you more money in your pocket to add your own touch making your house a home.