Buying a home in the Winter – Milford home buying tips

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What is under that snow

My Milford home buying tip of the week is about buying a home in the winter.   You will be looking at the home when it is covered with snow in some cases.   You as a potential buyer of a Milford home could have issues when it snows.  How do you know what the roof looks like if it is snow covered.  It could be a potential problem when the snow melts off and you see the roof. It is very tough when buying a Milford foreclosure because you have no recourse with the bank.  The bank does no seller’s disclosure when listing the home.  They are exempt from doing seller’s disclosure because they have no knowledge of how old the furnace is or how old the roof is.  If the roof is covered with snow, it very hard to know how bad the roof is on that Milford foreclosure.

Whether you are buying in Milford or Lake properties Pontiac Lake White Lake Township Michigan or Highland lakefront homes – Highland lakefront real estate it is all the same.  It is hard to see what is under the snow.  It is like a mystery package.

At least with a Milford home that is not a foreclosure you can at least look at the seller’s disclosure to find out how old the roof is.  You can also have your agent ask the listing agent to find out.  But you last safety net when buying a Milford home in the winter is to have a good home inspector.  Be sure to ask the home inspector when hiring him what he will do to look at the roof.  Will the home inspector bring a snow rake?  Will he climb up on a ladder to look at the roof close up? Many Oakland County home inspectors will not do that.  So find out before you hire them.  You need to pull some of the snow off the roof in several spots to get a general condition of the roof.

I hope this simple Milford home buying tip will save you some money when it comes to roofs. Are you looking for the best home deals and the latest foreclosures join my Wayne and Oakland County VIP Foreclosure Club Russ’ VIP Foreclosure club and get the latest foreclosures emailed to you daily so you don’t miss out on the best deals.

So are you looking for a private all sports lake like Lake homes Elizabeth Lake  or are you looking for a reasonable priced lake home that is a little more remote.  Then you may want to research homes and Foreclosures Big Lake Michigan.  There are so many different types of lakes in Southeastern Michigan to chose from.  One of my biggest lake home buying tips is to decide what you want to do on the lake.  Are you active?  Do you just want to fish?  Are you happy with a non motorized lake.  Then Bogie Lake Homes for Sale may be the non motorized lake you are looking for.  Or if you want that area in White Lake Township then you may want to see if there are any Brendel Lake Lakefront foreclosures  that you can fix up.  Visit my website Lakefront homes for sale Livingston County Michigan if you are looking for a lake home a little further out.  You can search lake homes in Oakland and Livingston County.

Many times lake home buyers bring friends and family to look at the homes they might buy.  Remember you may be Walking the tightrope when they disapprove of the home you love.  It becomes a tightrope act of balancing friendship and buying the home you really love.  Here are some Metro Detroit home buying tips on whether to To buy a New Northville home or not If you are looking to buy or sell a home in Milford Michigan give me a call on my cell phone.  I know the area well.  (248)310-6239  Remember we have a buyers bonus for you.

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