Read the deed

A critical activity for buyers and their agents is reading the deed to any home of interest. In some cases the deed is straightforward and does not contain any surprises; however, in other cases the deed provides important information that will impact anyone with ownership interest in the land or property. For example, restrictive covenants in a deed may limit the way an owner may use the property and the land. Restrictions may prevent a buyer from building additional structures on the land, operating an at-home business, and many other things a person may want to do once they take possession of a property at closing.

A deed may also reveal the existence of easements that give others access to the land for specific uses. A buyer’s agent can prove very helpful in uncovering this kind of information and helping buyers determine if a property is truly right for them. So before putting in an offer be sure you read the deed and ask for clarification on any wording you do not understand.

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About Melissa Higgins
Client-centered realtor to assist with renting, buying, and selling needs. I work for BHG / The Masiello Group which has a wide range of services to assist in allowing me to help you realize your real estate goals. I serve all of Southern New Hampshire, including Nashua, Merrimack, Bedford, Manchester, Hooksett, Milford, Hollis, Pelham, Brookline, and many others. Contact me to talk about how I may help you.

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