Ok so the story is: I have my sights set on a nice FSBO home in my neighborhood. But I want to get your opinions about what I should ask the seller when I call her. I'm affraid I'll ask the wrong questions OR not ask important ones, causing her to hang up or just not want to deal with me.
A little about the house: I havn't made contact so I don't know what the inside is like, but from driving by, it's a 2 floor, 1 family, small 20'x30' back yard, 1 car drive and seperate garage. The lawn on the side of the house was having some pretty serious construction done to it when I first saw the house, so it is still costing the owner money. and it has a sign out front that says "Reduced! 362,500" I don't know what it was before or how long its been for sale.
These are the questions I've come up with so far:
Reason for selling?
How much of a hurry are you in?
How Many floors/Familys?
How many are livable space?
Any oustanding features about the home? I.E Central air, fireplaces, ETC.
Tax liens or any money owed that may affect the next owner?
When was the last time you had a home inspection?
Would you allow an inspection to take place?
Then end with "Is there anything else you can think of that I might like to know?"
I KNOW I'm leaving things out,so what else would you ask a seller?
Also how long does a closing take and cost? How is it determined? What is the fastest I can have one take place? Who normaly pays for it?
Thanks very much in advance,
If only I could remember I put a post up on the forums.