Buying sight unseen

Buying real estate sight unseen, while nothing new, has long been province of foreign buyers are investors. Recently , a survey found that 45 percent of homebuyers in the last year had made an offer without seeing the property first. If you’re considering going this route, here are a few points to consider:

  • Work with a quality agent familiar with the area
  • Get a floorplan to get a complete look at all the dimensions
  • Use technology such as 3D home tours to get an accurate look at the house
  • Have your agent conduct a tour using Facetime so you can ask questions
  • Get an appraisal and a home inspection

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