Making sure a home has solid bones and has been well cared for in the past is VERY important when it comes to finding the right home. That being said there are always things that you or your realtor should keep an eye out for when walking through houses:
-Age of Furnace, Hot Water Heater & A/C unit. It's good to know this up front, as the older they are, the sooner they will be an expense to you.
-Excessive cracking in concrete or foundation. Though cracking is common, sometimes it can mean settling or foundation issues...This is easy to miss when you're excited and looking at your potential dream home. Your agent should keep an eye out for anything that seems out of the norm.
- Age of roof. Though it's often hard to tell how old a roof it, your agent can easily find out. This is must know info.
Making sure the home not only fits your financial needs but also is priced correctly for the area is also a big one. Knowing the correct pricing for an area can help avoid over paying for a home. Your agent should be able to do a comparative market analysis on the home you're considering and advise you as to what a fair offer for the home is.
When looking for a new home it's ALWAYS important to consider the following items that can negatively effect a home's value:
Is it on a busy street? Does it back to a busy street? Is it under large power lines? Has it been well cared for? Is the home near a freeway? Plus a few other items we'll look for...
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