Just like any other city, there are luxurious houses n Houston that are in foreclosure due to financial problems of the current owner and these homes can be sold for a fraction of their value. If you are considering a foreclosed home, you should consider these 5 tips. Data presented by Keller Williams Realty Memorial - Houston's real estate technology leader since 1989. Visit our official website at http://www.kwmemorial.com.
Some of the damage will be visible,
but some of it may not and you will
need someone to inspect the property
to ferret any problems that exist.
Before jumping at the first great
price you come across, you need to
inspect the home carefully.
Most foreclosures do not go
smoothly and angry homeowners
have been known to take out their
frustrations on the property, even
former owners of luxury homes.
Usually the longer the house has been vacant, the more damage there could be.
The previous owners of the house you are thinking about buying may have left
months ago and it is
important to find out how
long the house was empty.
The damage could be from a bug infestation, dried out plumbing seals and sewer gases backing up into the house.
You will have to consider these problems in your
When owners of luxury homes have financial troubles, the first thing
they may stop spending money on is landscaping.
Look for vines growing on the house or growing into windows and look for root damage around the perimeter of the house.
Be sure to thoroughly inspect the grounds for overgrown trees that
may be damaging the house.
The cost of these repairs will have to be considered as part of
purchasing budget as well.