Buying a second hand home is an option available to home buyers in Malaysia, as opposed to buying newly developed property from developers or buying from developers who have not built or whose projects are being built.
Before buying a sub sale property, be sure to surf online home websites and newspaper classified columns to seek out trustable sources before making a purchase. Additionally, you should always inspect the property before buying it. Take the necessary precautions to protect yourself from scammers and dishonest agents.
With all that aside, here’s why buying sub sale will benefit you in the long run:
1)Security in Knowing What the Property Looks Like
With sub sale houses, you have the opportunity to inspect the property before committing to it. This means you can physically visit the place on-site and see if the condition and the appearance meet your expectations. It is also important to ensure that whatever house you inspect be free of major faults and malfunctions. If the house needs a lot of repairs, you should negotiate with the seller for a lower price, citing the damages you have seen.
2) On-site Pollution Has Decreased
Newly built houses are notorious for the release of toxic and noxious fumes from household building items like paint, glue, solvents and the like. These fumes and dangerous molecules have been known to have negative effects on human health, causing allergic reactions like asthma and skin conditions. Prolonged exposure can even lead to complications like cancer.
Sub sale houses are older and therefore most of the pollutants have decreased significantly over the years, making them safer and more habitable.
3) Complete Amenities in the Area
You don’t have to worry about your house being in the middle of nowhere as the area around your sub-sale house has been lived in for quite some time, so there will be shops, post offices, malls, schools and clinics within a short distance.
4) You Get to Choose Your Neighbors
Whenever you visit a potential sub sale property, you also get a chance to observe the types of people in the surrounding houses and decide whether you are comfortable settling down in the neighbourhood. For example, some people do not like to buy houses where their neighbors are foreign workers.
This is the complete opposite of new property whereby you don’t know and cannot control who your neighbors are and you don’t know how things will turn out in the future.
5) Save on Renovation
Buying sub sale saves you the time and money it takes to put in the basic fixtures as these will most of the time be in place already. So you can continue using the fans, lights and kitchen counters installed by the previous owner. Additionally, if you like the way a house has been renovated, you can choose to buy the whole package rather than having to do bits and pieces yourself.