In some areas, those looking to sell their homes are required to disclose any number of things about it to potential buyers. This includes whether there's the potential that lead-based paint was used there if a crime has been committed at the home or something else. Many of these home disclosures don't have to be made in Georgia though.
If you've looked into purchasing or renting a piece of land or real estate, then you've likely seen where it's been listed as being zoned "R," "C," or "I". These stand for residential, commercial or industrial. There are other designations such as agricultural, rural and historic zoning as well. An owner may be restricted on how they can use their property based on how it's zoned.
In this do-it-yourself era in which we all live in, many of us think that we can just look something up online or just "wing it" and it will all work out fine. When it comes to either selling or buying real estate, trying to handle a transaction as large as this on your own may not be in your best interest, especially since big dollars are at stake.
Whether you're looking to buy a home or a piece of property or you're looking to sell your own, you can benefit from finding out whether there are any liens against it before you move any further along in the sales or buying process.