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KERALA PROPERTY BUYING TIPS [ kerala Land Registry,Kerala property finder]

Viewing properties

ďView the properties as soon as possible. Leave it too long and you could lose it.Ē

Following are some useful tips to keep in mind when looking for the house/plot of your dreams:

Viewing Checklist
1. Roads and other Transport facilities.
2. Are the neighbours likeable?
3. Where are the nearest shops?
4. How far is the nearest Hospital?
5. What are the local schools like?
6. Is the area noisy?

Donít forget to write down the following:
Name of the Owner/Agent:
Phone Number of the Owner/agent:
Property asking price:

Note: For details of the important legal documents needed, please check the corresponding link from Homepage

Putting in an offer
If you find your ideal home and it seems to be priced correctly, consider offering the full asking price. This means you'll be taken seriously, there won't be any time wasting and it will lessen the possibility of another party stepping in.

Buying check list:
Once you've found your dream place, donít forget to check the following:
1. Get the offer from mortgage lender in writing
2. Arrange survey and set date for it to take place
3. Confirm and Agree on an exchange date
4. Arrange funds for deposit and bills
5. Arrange to pick up the keys to your new home!

Money matters check list
The cost of buying a home can quickly mount up, leaving you wondering where all the money has gone. To help keep your finances on track, record all your money matters here. 

What's the maximum deposit I can put down?

What's the maximum mortgage I can get?

Donít forget to consider following Expenses:
1. Stamp Duty
2. Registration fees
3. Document writers/ lawyers fees
4. Surveyor's fees
5. Real Estate agent's fee

KERALA PROPERTY SELLING TIPS [ Kerala Land Registry,Kerala property finder]

Thinking of selling up?
If you're planning of Trading Up, you'll have seen how simple changes can maximize the selling potential of your property. 

Attracting a sale
A few small changes to the layout, colour schemes and lighting in a home can make your property very attractive.
Find out the maximum potential value of your property. Look at local property papers and visit estate agents to find out the asking price for similar properties on the same street. 

Repairs and maintenance

  • Finish off small jobs - touch up chipped woodwork and replace washers on dripping taps. 
  • Before a buyer steps into a house, they will have already formed an impression. A well-kept garden, pathway and fence/compound walls are immediately appealing. 
  • Water can cause major problems in unwanted places. Check your roof and guttering, replace broken tiles and repair the lead flashing. It's worth casting an eye over the drains too. A drain cleared before a blockage occurs is easier on the nose and the wallet! 
  • A regular lick of paint will keep a property looking good and keep deterioration at bay. A newly painted front door with shiny brass fittings always creates a good impression. 
  • If your kitchen units look tired, simply replace or paint and varnish the doors. This will be much cheaper. If the units are in fairly good condition and only look dated, just replace the doorknobs, handles and taps. 
  • Avoid strong food odours - don't cook food such as fish or curry before a viewing as the smell will linger. The smell of freshly-baked bread or fresh coffee though is said to provide a welcoming feel to a home. 
  • Ask friends or family to look after any pets during viewings. 
  • Try and make viewers feel comfortable. Offer them a coffee and ask them if they need any further information about bills or local amenities

Anyone can give a high valuation figure, but actually obtaining it is another matter. Ascertain if the figure is a result of experience and knowledge of the area, or whether you're being told what you want to hear. If you're unsure, Check comparisons of previous sales in the area that have been passed by the local banks.