Natural Causes That Can Determine The Value of a Property

6 december 2020

When looking for a home to buy, it’s advisable to be aware of common problems found in many properties. Once you make the purchase, you take over responsibility for all of the existing issues in the house. Keep an eye out for these issues so you can negotiate a fair offer or look for another property with less inconveniences.

If you are a Real Estate agent reading this, please make note of these common home sale issues so you can be well prepared to identify and address them before you put your home up for sale. You will be glad you did!

Weather

Although Curacao is mostly sunny and the weather is pretty static, the rainy season still exists, and sometimes they can be devastating, especially since most infrastructures on the island aren’t built to endure these weather conditions. This is why it is important that the roof is in good conditions, a small leak can cause even bigger problems in the long run. Another common problem is the house getting flooded, so it’s advisable to look for a place with a decent sewage and drainage system. You don’t want your house flooded and then your furniture damaged and ready to be replaced.

Environmental Issues

Environmental regulations become increasingly strict as time goes on. This is good for buyers of new homes, but it does not necessarily protect you if you are purchasing an older home. Radon, lead-based paint, mold and asbestos are all health concerns.

Be aware of the dangers of these materials and verify whether they are present in each property. If the home is serviced by a well (as opposed to public water), it is also a good idea to get that tested too. Often times standard well tests will only do a limited screening for such things as iron, copper, manganese, etc. You will want to make sure you also test for more dangerous compounds such as arsenic, mercury and lead.

Want to Know More?

The are more aspects to look out for that aren’t caused by nature; luckily, on Curacao the weather is great nearly all year long and if properties are taken care of and maintained, there should not be mayor issues of this sort. However, if you’d like to know more, or perhaps looking for your next home, click here, send us an email to info@sunlife.realty or call/app +5999 6862994.

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