Buyers FAQs

Do you have questions regarding Realty Kings Properties’ services? You have come to the right place. Check out the answers to some of our most Frequently Asked Questions here.

How Many Homes Should I Visit Before Making An Offer?

As many as it takes to locate a house that works for you. Buying a home is likely to be the single greatest investment you will make. As such, you must find a home that fulfills both your present and future needs. It's preferable not to look at just one house, but also not to look at more than five in a single day. It's normal to become confused by the features if you look at too many in one day. You’ll be provided a buyer tour packet at each showing allowing you to make notes on your likes and dislikes for each house.

What Is Closing?

The closing is the completion of all aspects of a real estate transaction. It is when the title is transferred from seller to buyer. Closings might take place at the office of the real estate agent or a title company. 

What Are Closing Costs?

Closing fees are the charges spent by buyers and sellers when property ownership is transferred. These are frequently negotiable in terms of who is accountable for paying them. Closing expenses might include things like title insurance, settlement fees, tax prorations, real estate commissions, documentation fees, and recording fees.

How To Build Equity Into A Property?

You may increase your equity in three ways. The first source is market appreciation. Second, attempt to send a little bit extra money with your monthly mortgage payment. This will be applied to the loan's principal rather than the interest. Make sure your lender understands that the excess money should be applied to the principal rather than the next month's payment. Even an extra $50 per month can quickly build equity and reduce the length of your loan. Making renovations is the third approach to increase the value of your home. There are several methods to renovate and improve the inside and outside of your house. One of the most effective methods is to increase living space.

What Is An Appraisal?

An appraisal is a professional assessment of the worth of a piece of property performed by a qualified, trained, and experienced appraiser. A lender will normally require them to establish the value of the property to decide how much money they will lend on it.

What Is A Home Inspection?

When acquiring a property, it is critical to do a comprehensive inspection of the property’s surroundings, equipment, and structure. Real estate purchase contracts include an option period that provides buyers time to perform home inspections. It is important to use a licensed inspection service regulated by the state rather than a buyer check the house themselves.

What Does A Home’s Square Footage Consist Of?

Square footage comprises all livable space. When estimating a home's square footage, attics, unfinished basements, and garages, for example, are not included. However, when calculating a home's square footage, closets and hallways are included.