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Property Risk Factors to Consider Before Buying

Property Risk Factors to Consider Before Buying
  • October 30, 2018
  • Blog

Property Risks To Stay Mindful Of

Buying a condominium is a major life purchase that one should not breeze over. There are many factors to consider before purchasing this new home. Certain risks should be reviewed and weighed to assure the community perfectly matches all the desired needs.

1. Location

Review the location of the home up for consideration. The quality of the location is key. Is it near any potential dangers or hazards that make it undesirable like mining, correctional facilities, or industrial properties? Consider the popular aspects people look for in a community. It’s a good idea to look into the available shopping, entertainment, and cultural opportunities in the area.

2. Cost

Purchasing a home requires some type of down payment up front. Just because the down payment is manageable, doesn’t mean cash flow should be overlooked. Consider tax payments, insurance, and potential improvements that need to be made. How will these be funded? Research the average income and expected expenses in the area to determine if the price is reasonable for desired living needs.

3. Market Fluctuations

The housing and property market often fluctuate, sometimes without warning. Does the current market offer reasonable interest rates? Are properties selling at an all-time high? In addition, home-buyers should consider if there is the possibility of future developments nearby. Just because interest rates are low, doesn’t mean the time to buy is now, especially if properties are selling for more than they have in a decade. Buying at a high rate can make it more difficult to gain back the monthly financial investment down the line.

4. Necessary Improvements

Any new home should undergo a comprehensive inspection before purchase. Inspectors can review the home or property to identify any significant improvements that can’t be seen by the average person. Finding out about any infrastructure problems after you’ve already purchased will only bring added stress.

AR Management assists homeowner’s associations with the necessary tasks of running an HOA including property management, accounting services, customer service, and vendor relations. For more information on how we can help your community, reach out to our team today.

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