There are quite a few steps in the due dilgence process for home buyers. We walk clients through most of the major ones (listed in our Home buyers due diligance topic) during their transaction.
In addition to these we also recommend clients perform these additional due diligence steps:
- Check with local police for any known crime problems in the area
- Check sex offender registry. You can review the Sex Offender registry here: http://www.nsopw.gov/en-US/Search/Verification
or here: http://ml.waspc.org/
- If you think there may have been recent remodeling, ask for copies of permits or check with local permitting department. For unincorporated King County, you can check the following website: https://aca.accela.com/kingcounty/
And, we always emphasize the need to go visit and speak with your neighbors.