First Time Home Buyer Tips

 

CHECKLIST THREE
Finalist Homes Questions

Finalist Homes Questions


Schools and ratings Elementary: ____________________________ Rating: _____
Names, locations Middle School: _________________________ Rating: _____
Distance High School: ___________________________ Rating: _____
Homeowners Association: Required reserves: __________ Actual Reserves: ________
Percentage of Delinquency: __________ Condition of Amenities: _________________
Is there On Site Security: _________________________
Property Management Company: ____________________________________________
Read CC&Rs, By Laws and Rules and Regs: ___________________________________
Interview Management Company: ____________________
Interview at least three neighbors ____________________________________________
Interview at least three neighbors about other neighbors_________________________

This phrase works: “We are thinking about these homes, do you live here? How is it?” If all bad ask, “What can you say is the nicest thing?” If all good, “If you had to stretch to find something bad, what little thing would it be.?” “How does the HOA work for you?” “Do they keep things up?” “Where is the President’s place?”

If there is one, interview the On-Site Security Officer

 

Interview the HOA President

 

What basic needs is this home lacking?

 

What extra does it have that I did not expect?

 

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About the author

Robert N. “Bob” Bekins is the Owner/Broker of North County Realty Associates headquartered in San Diego County, California. He has been a Sales Manager with major national home building companies, in international property sales, and in traditional resale. With over 1,000 homes transacted he is qualified to be a fine advocate for your needs in that part of California. You may reach him by texting or calling 760-505-9397 or at Bob@NorthCountyRealtyAssociates.com. Hope you have enjoyed the book and now Happy Hunting and may you live long and prosper in your new home!