buying a used home

Five myths of buying a used home

We present you with some of the myths that arise around the purchase of a used home.

Although when buying a home may want to release, acquiring a used home is also a good option to build heritage.

There are several reasons that can motivate you to choose a used home over a new one, for example, that the delivery is immediate and the spaces are larger. However, there are several myths around this type of home that can slow down your decision. For this reason, at La Haus, we want to tell you how true or false they are.

1. They save energy

False. Although used houses and apartments may be charged with the energies of their former owners or inhabitants, the house as such does not save the energies. And, in case you think they do, surely you also know that there are ways to clean the spaces.

Keep in mind that the distribution and decoration can generate negative sensations in the buyers, who finally attribute it to bad energy.

2. They always deteriorate

False. Not necessarily because the home is used is synonymous with deterioration. This depends mainly on the owners, as a used home can be in terrible or in excellent condition.

If you want to be sure that the value they are asking you for the home is in accordance with the conditions it is in, it is best that you seek professional advice, such as a real estate specialist.

3. They are cheaper

False. The value of homes depends on many factors: location, area, services, etc. Therefore, it is not possible to assure that because it is used, its value will be lower than that of a new home since it is common to find homes with lower, equal or higher prices, where the biggest difference is usually that the used properties are larger.

4. needs remodelling

True. Although this does not mean that you have to do them. In fact, many times the owners decide to remodel before selling to offer the home at a higher price.

In other cases, if the home has not been remodelled, due to its age, you will want to make one or another arrangement, renovate spaces such as the kitchen, bathrooms or floors. In this case, keep in mind that if you are going to remodel, it is best to invest a little more and take advantage of the changes to put new pipes, more outlets and other facilities where you think you will need them.

5. They are a scam

False. Like any business, buying a used home can represent a risk, which does not mean that it will always be a scam.

Unlike a new home, which you buy directly from the construction or real estate company, the sale of a used home can be negotiated directly by the owners, who in many cases are fictitious owners and everything becomes a scam.

To avoid this, it is recommended that if you want to buy a used home you do it through a real estate specialist, so you will have the assurance that there is no irregularity in the process.

But, if you decide to negotiate the purchase of a used property directly with its owner, you can also request the help of a lawyer to certify that everything is legally in order and hire an expert to do the proper appraisal of the home.

In our housing advice section, you can find other topics of interest that you can take into account when buying your own home.

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