How to Search Milpitas Homes to Buy

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How to Search Milpitas Homes to Buy


How to Search Milpitas Homes to Buy 001 Home shopping in general can be both exciting and exhausting, but doing some preparation before you go out to look at Milpitas homes will help out tremendously. So before you leave to look at some Milpitas homes you found online, try to do some research to find out as much as you can about the property. Most websites now a days will provide you with plenty of information about the home, but it will not replace the type of in depth research and insight that a Realtor or your local Milpitas Real Estate broker like can provide, if you want a detailed report on any Milpitas Home call me Alex Urbano Tafoya Broker/Owner at 408-753-7773 or contact me here  


It is most likely that you've already started your search online. In addition to the sites that you've already visited, I would suggest you look at:

What sites have you visited in your home search?

When you find a listing online that you're interested in, send it to your real estate agent. Not only will we arrange a showing time to view the property, we will also search the MLS for similar properties so you can look at other homes like the ones you've found. Here are some great tips to keep in mind when you're home shopping;

  • Don't view too many properties in one day.
  • Bring a notebook, pen and/or digital camera with you as you search.
  • Keep a folder with flyers or print outs on properties that you've viewed.
  • When you find a property you like, visit it at different times of the day.
  • Don't be put off by interior decorations they can and will be changed.


"15" That's the current average number of houses a homebuyer will look at before they choose one.


How to Search Milpitas Homes to Buy 002

Questions, Questions, Questions.


Very Important

Ok here's some tips on How to Search Milpitas Homes to Buy. When you find a Milpitas home you really like, there are some more probing questions you might want to ask. Remember, a professional home inspection will be necessary to completely answer most of these issues.



What year is the home or When was the home built? Depending on the year, How many owners has it had? How does the asking price compare to other houses in the neighborhood? What did the property sell for when the current owner purchased it? What year was it purchased in? What are the annual property taxes? Will the taxes increase with the transfer of deed and a new market price? Is there a builder's warranty on the property? What are the details of that warranty? Due to a new building surge in Milpitas you might want to ask if there will be additional structures built around the property that could distort the view?  


Outside of the Milpitas Home

What is the level of ground maintenance that will be required? Are there any structural anomalies or problems with the outside area of the property?  


Inside of the Milpitas Home

Are the appliances built in? Is there adequate insulation? What improvements/additions has the homeowner made to the property since purchase? What appliances is the seller offering in the sale?


Major Systems

What is the age and condition of each major system in the home (plumbing, electrical, heating & cooling)? What type of fuel is the home heated with? i.e. propane, natural gas, or electrical What are the average monthly utility costs? What are the winter and summer highs and lows? Are there any major repairs that will need to be made before someone can live in the home?  


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Comments (3)

Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Now I know. Thanks!

Oct 03, 2014 12:32 AM
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

It looks like you are the guy to talk to about getting a home in Milpitas Alex!

Oct 03, 2014 12:40 AM
Alex Urbano Tafoya
Milpitas, CA
Real Estate Professional

Thank you Andrew Mooers

yes - Milpitas and surrounding areas Tom

Oct 03, 2014 12:48 AM