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3 Questions to Ask Before You Buy a Home November 7, 2018

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3 Questions to Ask Before You Buy a Home, Red Wing, Minnesota

Your budget is in order, you have a real estate agent, and know what you’re looking for—you’re ready to buy a home. It’s an exciting time, but it’s important to remember that there’s still a lot of investigative work to do. A dream home may not always be perfect beneath the surface, which is why there are key questions to ask when viewing a home. Keeping these in mind will ensure you get the best results.

3 Questions to Ask When You’re Ready to Buy a Home

1. What Is the Selling Price Based On?

Any smart seller is going to price their home to make a profit. Before you consider moving forward, ask what the price is based on. Have they consulted a real estate agent, had an appraisal done, and compared it with similar homes in the local market? Not every sale price is justified, and you may be able to negotiate down to a lower price.

2. May I See an Inspection History?

buy-a-home-lawrence-realty It’s wise to always schedule your own home inspection, but before you do, ask to see the results from any the owners have had. You’ll get answers to key questions, such as if there has been piping or electrical damage, how old the roof is, or if there has been a pest infestation. All of these factor into the home’s value and integrity and are must-know details before you buy a home.

3. What’s the Neighborhood Like?

Your dream home won’t be perfect if you have invasive neighbors, crime potential, or a lack of amenities. You want to buy a home in an area you’ll enjoy, so ask about the neighborhood. While your own research and real estate agent’s input is helpful, you can get a first-hand report from the buyers and have peace-of-mind that you’re not going to settle down in a neighborhood you won’t enjoy.


Lawrence Realty has helped residents of the Red Wing, MN, area with real estate sales and purchases since 1948. Whether you’re ready to buy a home or sell, their experienced staff will work with you to ensure the best results. They have an in-depth knowledge of the surrounding area and are committed to working with clients every step of the way. Visit them online to explore their listings, and call (651) 388-4745 today to schedule a meeting with a local real estate agent. You can also connect on Facebook for regular updates about properties in your area.

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