Shopping for houses can be an extremely entertaining adventure but if you are new to this phenomenon, start by learning the lingo.
First of all, most Realtors generally have an extraordinary sense of humor.
As a life long student of finance/real estate I often feel it is my basic moral obligation to humanity to share this bit of wisdom from time to time.
Ahhhahaahahaa MY SIDES HURT!!! No doubt about it, TLC it needs indeed. Matter of fact it may also need a bulldozer, a stick of dynamite and an exorcism.
Skip these folks:
Oh tickle me with a feather, I'd say. Remember disco? And paneling? Wasn't it lovely - these things have sagging floors now and will plunder the reserves of an Arab Sheik. Sometimes the past is best left in the past:
Has Loads of Charm!!
This one makes me smile every time. Horse barns have loads of charm too!! BUT YOU DO NOT WANT TO LIVE IN ONE:
Seller Says MAKE AN OFFER!!
Ok slow down, there is a reason for that and it may not be a nice one. Not saying a deal cannot be done but proceed with extreme caution on these:
If you are under the gun to make a decision, I will suggest considering a new one. New everything, full warranty and no bodies in the back yard et cetera.
If it is your turn to be the lucky person with a brand new house, pick one you will not vehemently despise right away.
Make it a Great Day.