As one of the biggest decisions in your life, there are numerous factors to consider when buying a house. Some are more obvious than others, such as your style, color, and layout preferences. Galaxy Title & Escrow can advise you on home ownership and offer services to help close on a property. It’s essential to account for financial as well as environmental and preferential factors when choosing a home in South Florida.
5 Environmental Factors to Consider When Buying a House
Some of the most overlooked factors to consider when buying a house are the environmental harms and deficiencies. These often pose a risk of significant internal, external, and submersible foundation damage that is irreparable over time.
Focusing on the most vital components of buying a home preserves your home’s longevity and long-term value. Almost equally important, it will preserve the priceless memories and family joys you’ll experience in your new home that will last a lifetime. Without further ado, here are the most important factors to consider when buying a house.
Many families put a high priority on having their homes surrounded by domestic shrubbery and tree life that accentuates their new house. However, trees of a certain height within close proximity to your house can pose a danger of inflicting structural harm. Don’t disregard the tolls that high winds and extreme weather conditions can have on the landscape elements surrounding your home.
Take notice of trees and other natural structures near your home and on your property that could cause damage in the event of a storm or harsh weather. The safety of your family and home is more important than beautiful natural landscaping.
Some regions can be a dead zone for cell phones, wifi, and other technological connectivity services. Each of these connectivity factors is a vital function in the modern age of productivity. Whether you’re working from home or watching your favorite shows or sports, these dead zones can make a home more of a pain than a pleasure. Be sure to consult local tech services about how much or how little service you may have before closing on a home.
Altitude is one of the most important, yet overlooked factors to consider when buying a house. That’s because a home’s elevation matters most when it comes to storms and flood warnings. The closer you are to sea level, the more susceptible your home will be to flooding. Flood occurrences mean more expenses and high repair bills.
Your best bet may be mid-level altitude, considering that higher elevation could mean longer travel times to local markets and activities. Again, this is all dependent on your preferences. You can manage altitude risks by choosing homeowner’s insurance that can cover damages caused by the higher risk environmental factors in your area.
Nobody wants to be near a sewage line when it breaks as it comes at the nearby homeowner’s expense. When a line breaks, it’s nearly unbearable to endure and can require a temporary move for sanitation purposes. That’s why homes near sewage plants or lines can be a tempting buy because they are often cheaper than similar establishments farther away. However, there’s a reason for the discounted price in home costs.
Many home buyers don’t consider that proper insulation can be the difference between staying warm during the winter and cool during the summer. The proper external and internal padding helps your home maintain the internal temperature.
This also has trickle-down effects on additional costs. For example, improper insulation means internal temperatures are more easily influenced by external environments. This means higher electricity costs from the internal heaters and air conditioning units. It’s wise to consult a home inspector to ensure your home has the proper insulation factors to naturally withstand and thrive throughout the changing seasons.
Galaxy Title & Escrow Can Help You Close
We understand that purchasing a home requires some assistance. We can offer our expertise whether you’re a buyer or seller. You can also secure your real estate transaction with us and we have options to suit your unique situation.
A house title is conceptual, but like a property deed, it shows ownership of your home. This is why it’s important to buy a title when you close on a home. Or ensure the title is transferred over into your name. If you cannot afford a title, we offer numerous payment plans and affordable options for you to consider. This is done in conjunction with any other payment options made available by realtors and real estate companies.
We can help you choose a real estate lending option with the best interest rates and lower fees. We ensure you can find the best institution to help you finance your home without breaking the bank. Most of these lending options are determined by your credit, the term of payout, and what is approved by your insurance and realtor.
Closing costs can make up a surprisingly high portion of the costs of your home, perhaps even affecting your decision to buy. We work hard for you to help minimize those costs by offering you options when closing. During the process of buying property, you can protect your deposits with us in an escrow account. Escrow is an arrangement that protects both buyers and sellers.
As a buyer it’s beneficial to set up escrow so that you have a third party to hold the seller accountable during the real estate sale. Escrow also holds payments you make initially for the property or any document preparation costs. And when you use an escrow service, you won’t lose any of this money if the seller backs out of the sale or doesn’t follow through with some other agreement relating to buying your home.
Galaxy Title & Escrow Can Be Your Ticket to Owning a Home
We believe the most important factors to consider when buying a house include working with the customer’s financial needs. That’s why our representatives get to know you, your budget, and your needs before proceeding with the usually painstaking process. We can answer any questions you may have about real estate transactions. And, our team of home experts makes this process smooth and easy to go through simply by listening to you.
Contact us today to learn about how we can help when you’re buying a home.You’ll know you’re in good hands the moment you connect with our family-oriented representatives.
Mitchell has been a licensed attorney since 2014 and has practiced in both the transactional and litigation fields of law. His experience allows him to approach every transaction with a depth of knowledge and practical experience most attorneys do not possess. Mitchell prides himself on providing top notch service to his clients.