Real Estate Image

Reversible Negatives When Buying a House

So it's time to buy a house. Whether you're shopping on a budget or searching for your dream home no matter what the cost, there are a few things you should keep in mind when you go to view potential properties.
The bottom line is this: Every house has its drawbacks. The trick of being a smart buyer is to know which of those drawbacks aren't so negative, to use them to your advantage when it comes to negotiating price, and then fix them later at little cost to yourself. Here are three negatives you may encounter in the housing world- that you would be doing yourself a favor to look beyond.
Paint colors. Honestly, if you're buying something as permanent as a home, what difference does it make what color the walls are? This is not a rental property where you're stuck with what you get; the house is yours, and the walls are yours to do with as you please. I have actually heard of buyers turning down a house because the burgundy walls made it too dark. A twenty-dollar gallon of paint, or the cost of a painter for a day if you'd rather not do the work, can recreate a room and rejuvenate a house. The trick is to see the house for its possibilities, not its current actualities. Turning down a house because you don't like the color of the walls is almost as bad as a woman I heard once turn down a house because she didn't like the doorknobs!
Appliances. Sure, it's a plus- a big one- if you get a house that comes complete with up-to-date appliances, already installed. But this major convenience comes with a price tag. The reason is simple: Nobody likes lugging in and installing those things. You're paying to have them there, not necessarily because they're good appliances. Buy some used ones, have them delivered or borrow a truck, and save on cost. It's that simple.
Landscaping. This one might be a surprise, since a yard is a fairly permanent thing. Potential buyers should certainly check out the property and what lies adjacent to it. But don't be overly concerned if the previous owners had dogs that tore up the grass. Planting grass is an easy project that pays off over time and can increase the value of the property tremendously as years go by.
If factors like those above are lacking from the house you're considering, you should certainly use it as a bargaining tool in lowering your final purchase price. A good seller will recognize that you will incur some out-of-pocket expense to remedy these things, and they'll adjust the price of the house accordingly. But turning down a property when the fixes are this simple is more than just a foolish move on the buyer's part. It's a lost chance to incur some valuable equity and possibly get a great home for a much lower price.

Real Estate Image 2

About The Author:
Peter Dobler is a veteran in the IT business. His passion for experimenting with new internet marketing strategies leads him to explore new niche markets.
Read more about his experience with real estate; visit

Other Real Estate Related Information

Buy Real Estate With No Credit

Real Estate Image 1The painless way to secure your dream home or first investment property guaranteed. Complete instructions with a 100% ironclad money back guaranty.


Get more information


Do You Have Bad Credit? Don't give up!!

Our list of lenders and credit card companies are willing to give you another shot. They realize that good people can have bad credit.

Whether you have had minor problems in the past or even bankruptcy, our lenders are there to help you not only receive a loan, but also to re-establish your credit.

Are you ready to get your second chance?

Get more information


Mortgage Loan Tips

"Excellent for first time buyers, move-up buyers or refinancing. I cannot recommend it highly enough - this should be required reading for anyone who wants to get a loan."
M. Klinger, Real Estate Broker
Aventura, FL

Get more information


Credit Repair - Erase Bad Credit Now!

Are you tired of Bad Credit? - High Interest Rates? Disapproved Credit?

Use my experience today, and I will show you how to get every negative item Removed from your Credit Reports within 1-3 Months. Guaranteed!


Get more information


Credit Secrets

"How to Clean Up your Credit Report and Wipe All Your Credit Card Debts in Record Time!"

Take a moment to imagine this... On any given day you could be receiving new pre-approved credit card offers in the mail, you could able to purchase a new home without worrying about qualifying for a mortgage, financing for automobiles and boats could be readily available to you, could have piece of mind knowing that should an emergency arrive you would have the resources to take care of you and your family.

Get more information


 Navigation Menu
More Real Estate Articles:
Buying and Selling As Is
Buying Foreclosed Properties
Choosing a Realtor
Common Architectural Styles
Consider Purchasing a Fixer
Fixing Up Your Home to Sell
Getting an Appraisal of Your Home or Property
How Much Home Can You Afford
How to Find Houses for Sale
Is a Townhouse for You
Is Bay Area Real Estate Risky Business
Is Housing Too Expensive
Is Your Fixer
Landscaping Tips to Sell Your Home
Making Money Investing in Real Estate
Nudge up Your Property Value
One Repair You Must Make
Open Houses
Out of Date Real Estate
Owning Rental Property
Owning Vs
Pricing You Home to Sell
Real Estate Repair Scams
Real Estate The Importance of Continuing Education
Real Estate
Reasons Not To Buy a House
Refinancing Your Loan
Remodeling a Bathroom
Remodeling for Resale Value
Renting out Your Basement
Reversible Negatives When Buying a House
Secrets of Resale Value
Selecting the Best Real Estate Agent for You
Selling Your Home by Yourself
Simple Tips for Showing Your Home
Small Fixes
Small is Beautiful
Sprucing Up Your Yard and Garden to Sell
Staging a Home for Sale
The Final Walk Through
The House Flipping Trend
The Money Pit
The Roles of Real Estate Agent v
The Unique Qualities of a Great Real Estate Agent
Three Things to Avoid When Buying a Home
Tips on Your Real Estate Loan
What is Gazumping
Working with Your Home Builder
More Ideas
Discussion Forum
Bath Room Remodeling Information
Burglar Alarm Information
Home Security Information
Las Vegas Real Estate
Overseas Real Estate
Newport Beach Real Estate
New York Real Estate
San Diego Real Estate
San Francisco Real Estate
Seattle Real Estate
Costa Rica Real Estate
Home and Business Security Information
Home Decorating Information
Home Protection Information
Real Estate Basics
Mortgage Information
Relocation Information
Hardwood Floor Resource
Home Decorating Information
Home Theater Systems
Kitchen Remodel Information
Time Share Investment Information

(c) 2005-2011 the Reversible Negatives When Buying a House resource