Did you know that there are things that may come with the house you are buying that could add to the bottom line at the closing table? Depending on what type of heating fuel you use there could be a charge for the remaining fuel being left behind by the seller. Many people who move into more rural areas from cities where they are used to natural gas being piped in as needed may not be prepared for what can be a $1000 + charge for heating fuels at the closing table. Understand that you would have to pay for fuel sometime but if you are unprepared it can come as a shock. Somewhere along the line it was most likely mentioned that the fuel cost would be paid at closing but the full understanding of what that means may not have hit home. The last thing you need is for $1000 to keep you from being able to close on your house. Make sure you understand the closing costs as explained to you and ask questions if you don't understand.
As a home buyers it is important to understand what is involved in buying the house you are interested in. Having a Buyer's Representative who will make sure you understand the home buying process in the location you are planning to live is important. A Buyer's Representative will be there with you through search, offer, negotiations, inspections, and closing. If you are working with a Listing Agent you will be missing out on personal representation and you may not fully understand what is what.
If you are looking to buy in Orange, Ulster, or Sullivan Counties of the Greater Hudson Valley and Catskill Regions of New York I would love to be your Buyer's Agent. If you live anywhere else in the world I can find you a great agent to help you where you want to live.
Paddy Pizappi, Associate Broker for Buyer Representation
RJ Smith Realty - A Real Estate Solutions Company
Serving the Greater Hudson Valley of New York
from Pine Bush, NY at the corner of Orange, Ulster, and Sullivan Counties
Call or Text to 845-800-7086