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.
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