Do your research and get a home inspection.
It may seem like online dating, such as on sites for escorts, and home buying are about as different as apples and the International Space Station, but in reality they have a lot in common.
No matter which one you’re thinking of pursuing, it’s important to take a look at the object of your affection, whether human or made or brick and stone. Both have their pitfalls, but if you do your research – googling the person you’re dating and asking questions or getting a home inspection and asking questions – the outcome can keep you happy for years to come.
Home: Are there foundation issues?
Date: Does he even have a job?
Home: Do the pictures look too good to be true on Trulia or Zillow?
Date: Did she airbrush her photos?
Home: Is the roof in good shape?
Date: Is he losing his hair?
Home: Are the appliances in good repair?
Date: Is she a good cook?
Home: Are there termites?
Date: Is the ex a pest?
Home: Have the A/C and heating systems been serviced?
Date: How long before she heats up?
Home: Has preventive maintenance been done?
Date: Do they have any kids?
Home: Does the home need painting?
Date: How does she look without make-up?
Home: What is the interest rate?
Date: Can I really afford all these fancy dinners and gifts?
Home: This community seems like good investment.
Date: Do all fifty members of her family live in San Antonio?
Sure, it’s a little tongue-in-cheek, but it’s not all that different. The answer? Doing your research – in the case of buying a house, this means having a home inspection and asking questions. Know the house you’re about to fall in love with before you find out it’s too late.
“We can’t promise you a great date…but we can promise you a great home!”
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