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You want to buy a home and it seems like everyone you know has advice to give you but you still don’t know who to listen too.

Check out the video below on items that you should pay attention to when looking for a home. It could save you a lot of headaches in the end.

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To Recap:

Water in the basement- look for water marks on the walls and if items are stored off the floor. Water issues in the basement can cost a lot to repair – Have a professional look at it.

Termites- If there are signs of termites ask if the home has been treated and if there is still cause for concern have a professional come out and look.

Asbestos- Depending on the type can cost a lot to repair/remove.

Old Kitchen & Baths-With a little elbow grease and few trips to home deport these can easily be converted in to updated spaces.

Poor Landscaping- Easy fix but pay attention be sure to check out large trees especially ones close to the house.

If you’re looking for a fixer upper be sure to pay attention to the items that can have costly repairs. What can you do yourself and what will require a professional. And don’t forget, before you swing a hammer call the town hall and find out if your ‘home improvement’ requires a permit.

By Heather Rebb on August 6,2010

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Don MacLean
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Good video for people to watch before they start looking.

They can spot water themselves, not to mention a new look at the gems

Enjoy the day

Aug 06, 2010 03:23 AM #1
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Lesley Burton-Dallas
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Really great video!

Water in the basement/water marks, are also a sign of possible microbial infection...so see that a certified mold contractor that does NOT also perform remediation, does an assessment.

 Then if counts are high and need remediation, you get a bid for clean up costs and use that number at closing if home isn't being sold 'as is', to negotiate price down.

Thanks again for a great video and have a wonderful weekend!

 

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