When you’re searching for a new home, whether you’re already living in Providence or are new to the area, you will need to get used to asking lots of questions and researching all sorts of things. All the research and questions will help to save you from costly real estate scams. To start with, be sure you’re working with a real estate agent who is licensed. You need to be able to trust your agent to guide you through the labryinthine process of buying a house. So ask to see their license and make sure it’s current. An experienced agent will be happy to provide their credentials. Having a good agent will help you protect yourself from scams.
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In some areas, it’s very normal for both the buyer and the seller to have a real estate lawyer to make sure the contract is drawn up in accordance with all applicable laws. And some people hire a lawyer just to be extra confident. However, if a lawyer reaches out to you out of the blue, you should check to make sure they are actually representing the other party. This will save you from having to pay a commission to an imposter.
As you’re looking at different Providence properties, be wary of houses with remodeling that is covering up major problems. Always ask to see the paperwork detailing all the work done by the contractor. If you’re in any doubt, hire a home inspector. A full inspection will be able to identify any major issues. Don’t let yourself get talked out of a home inspection.
Finally, when you go shopping for your loan, watch out for terms that look too good to be true. They usually are! Be especially cautious if you’re asked to provide your personal and banking information. Your real estate agent will be able to steer you toward reputable banks and brokers.
We hope you will enjoy living in Providence. Please reach out so we can talk to you about finding you the house of your dreams.