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A very amazing evening to you all, I hope and pray your weekend was awesome and that you week if off to a wonderful start. It’s been a little rainy here in lovely Hollywood, Florida but you know, a little rain never killed any one.
As always, this is Eduardo (Eddie) Acevedo of Superior Real Estate Team of Re/Max and I am super excited to share a few thoughts and/or facts I have come into contact with this week and I wanted to share with you.
First off, if any of you are in the process of buying a home I highly encourage you to check to make sure that the home you are buying has no code violations, open permits or Liens. How do you do this you say? It’s actually fairly simple just go down to the cities zoning or permit offices (usually located in the City Hall) & begin to dig for any reads. A lot of times I have ask simply for a print out of any and all permits or literature on a particular house. Remember that much of this information is public knownledge and it will save you a lot of head aches down the road.
Now when digging for liens on the property you may have to go a bit deeper but nonetheless keep looking. You’d had to get close to the closing date and than find out that their is $40,000.00 credit lien on the property that the owner didn’t “know” about. Trust me I have been there and done that and it’s not too much fun.
No for sellers I recommend you do this as well but on your own property. I know we all do a good job at making sure to not get any of those lovely little red tags on our doors but especially if you have owned the home for a while you may have something there that you honestly forgot about. So that is the reason why we do all the checks prior to the title search.
Open permits and code violations may take a day or two for a city inspector to go out and look out the issue in order to close the permit and remove the violation so always plan ahead. As for Liens those usually come up during the closing search but if there is a lien on the property be ready to hand over some $$ in order to get that resolved.
The tips I offer should really ensure that the sale and/or purchase go smoothly. Like a hot knife through butter.
If you have any question, comments or concerns feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text (954) 610-9112.
I’m here to help.
Happy buying, selling or investing – there is no better time to start than now!