A key point about these steps is some are only good for that particular point in time.
A couple of these "good for today only" processes are the home inspection and check for sexual offenders/predators.
Just as I always recommend buyers have a property inspection performed on a home they want to purchase I always recommend prospective buyers check the sexual offender's database.
These are part of the due diligence a buyer should do along with things like surveys and a review of the homeowner/condo association finances and rules.
The property inspection and check of the sexual predators/offender database are both good for today only because things change. The property inspection provides a check up of major systems as of the day performed. Will the AC quit next month, in six months? Who knows? What about a roof leak? Who knows?
Likewise, your immediate neighborhood may be free of offenders or predators - today. But what about next week or next month? Home buyers nor sellers can predict who will or will not move into a neighborhood.
So buyers must make decisions on current information with no guarantees.
If you are buying a home in Florida one of the resources buyers should avail themselves of is the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Sexual Offenders and Predators Database.
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In Brevard County, Florida there is also another database maintained by the Brevard County Sheriff's Department.
I recommend buyers always check early on in the process - even while looking - but especially before an offer is made on any home.
Like most things in life, nothing is forever....including your neighbors. \
Considering buying or selling a home in Viera or Melbourne, Florida? Call me at 321-693-3850 if I can help in any way.