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Because of the economic condition there is a lot of property for sale in Texas, whether you are an investor or a buyer searching for a new place to live.  It is a big investment, whether you finance or not any time you decide to buy a business, home, or just land.  With this on your mind, you need to be certain that you know what you are buying way before you sign on the dotted line.  I can offer you a few suggestions that might save you major headache, or worse, years in a house that turns out to not be the dream house you thought you were buying.

If I could warn you about one thing first and foremost, it would be that you should not get in any hurry in making any real estate purchase, most importantly, if you are buying land for sale in Texas.  You might luck up and get a really honest seller, but you also might just as easily get a seller who has practice hiding defects and flaws or other problems in a piece of property they are trying to sell.  With much practice in hiding these defects, they might be hidden so well that you inspect, offer, sign on the dotted line and actually move in before the problems present themselves.

If you are looking for land for sale in Texas, let me offer you some advice that I hope you will adhere to.  If you seriously want to buy a piece of property, these tips can prevent you from making a terrible mistake.   Begin by going to the county assessorís office; this will benefit you in several ways.  Find out if the taxes have been paid up to date on the property.  Second, find out what the property is assessed in value.  Compare the assessed value with the asking price to see if it is in the same ballpark.  You can be better equipped to negotiate the asking price.

After a trip to the courthouse, your next step is to hire a private home inspection company.  You are paying them to inspect the property from top to bottom and front to back.  For the money you pay you should get a written report that gives the information ranging from the age of the roof to the shape of the appliances to a termite inspection, plumbing, wiring, etc.  They will inspect structural damage in the basement that could cost you a lot in repairs.  Anything found by the inspection company can be used in the negotiation process.

Never buy a piece of property for sale in Texas unless it has been given the once over by a professional home inspection company.  Usually the realtors will use their own inspectors, but I suggest you still hire your own.  He will be more likely to have an unbiased opinion.  With so many properties for sale online, the responsibility falls back on you the buyer to make sure you are getting what you are paying for.  


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