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Digital Research: Tips for Finding Your Dream Home Online

By November 13, 2017 April 1st, 2019 No Comments

In today’s digital age, everything is done online: and home shopping is no exception. A recent report conducted by indicated that 9 out of 10 buyers utilized the internet to find their dream homes. In this article, we’re going to take a closer look at how prospective buyers can conduct their online search to find their next home. Most importantly, wherever you end up, be sure to protect your largest asset with a comprehensive Delaware Home Insurance policy.

Stick to a reputable site.

Craigslist is the last place you should utilize to find your next home. Instead, skip the scams and go straight to a reputable site such as Zillow or Realtor. Not only are these sites legitimate, they offer way more insight regarding price, features, and even tax and mortgage estimating tools.

Don’t rely solely on photos.

Many sellers put their best photos out to highlight the features of the home. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but be wary of homes that don’t include pictures of certain rooms or spaces altogether. Just because one part is updated doesn’t mean the rest of the home will follow suit. Request a visit to the home with your trusted realtor before getting your hopes up. Scouting the home in person will give you a better grasp of its condition, the neighborhood, and the layout.

Ask questions.

Most real estate sites have short ads with a few photos and even less information. If you decide to look at the home in person, use your time online to create a list of questions to ask the realtor or seller once you look at the home in person. Searching for homes online can help reduce the legwork needed when you start visiting homes you might purchase, but the important thing to keep in mind is not falling in love immediately after you see the ad online. Tap into your inner skeptic and question every aspect of the home, advises Zing by Quicken Loans.

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