Purchasing a piece of Coral Springs real estate can be a dream come true for countless men and women. However, the entire process of buying a home can be a bit stressful. Regardless of how many years of experience a real estate professional possesses, he or she still messes things up upon occasion. Let’s take a look at mistakes that are seen a bit too often on the South Florida real estate market.
For starters, real estate gurus and buyers should never believe everything they read, whether it is a printed advertisement, posted on social media, or read in a blog. Too often, public relations teams merely want to attract visitors to their webpages and open houses, regardless of the end result. This means that potential buyers of homes for sale in Coral Springs read plenty of fiction, which isn’t good for anyone in the real estate industry.
Another mistake seen quite often is buyers not possessing a strict budget for their next home. When this occurs, people easily get swept off their feet and overspend every time they find their “perfect home.” It happens more often than you may imagine. They next thing you know, they are selling off their cars, renting out rooms, or dipping into the kids’ college funds just to make the mortgage. Doh!
It is also crucial that you perform a little homework on the construction team putting together your future home. Ask for references, speak to men and women in the neighborhood, and read blogs. If a builder has a bad reputation, there is probably a reason why. Make sure you do your homework before you get stuck with a disappointing construction team.
Another enormous mistake commonly seen in South Florida is Northerners purchasing Coral Springs luxury homes without actually setting foot on the property. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but photos can also be deceiving. Just think of what artists can do with Photoshop these days. What may look like a gorgeous mansion on a business’s webpage may turn out to be a fraudulent smelly dump.
It is also a good idea to check out your neighbors. Nobody wants to live by a bunch of college kids who throw wild keggers throughout the week. Do you want to see an empty keg in your front yard? Get off your butt and inspect the home yourself.
Finally, never forget to inspect each of the amenities in a home for sale. Regardless of how big or beautiful a property is, you should find out about the amenities. Do you get your own assigned parking space? What kind of security is patrolling the neighborhood? Can you hang out at the community gym and play tennis or swim in the pool. Is there a hot tub? Make sure you ask all the right questions before you buy any new piece of property. Otherwise, you may be left extremely disappointed. And you will have no one to blame but yourself when you find yourself living in a Money Pit.
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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty serves 19 counties throughout Florida with over 40 locations and approximately 1,800 Sales Professionals. The full-service brokerage company, founded in 1999, is a subsidiary of Lennar Corporation, a Fortune 500 company and is a franchise member of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ network, one of the few organizations entrusted to use the world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway name. The company offers residential and commercial services as well as seasonal rentals, property management, REO & Foreclosures, corporate relocations, referral services, title, home service plans, and personal concierge services. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty ranks in the Top 10 in the network among 42,000 Sales Professionals, 1,200 offices throughout 47 states. The company is the overall No. 1 fundraiser for The Sunshine Kids Foundation, having generated more than $3.37 million since 2001. Visit www.BHHSFloridaRealty.com.