When you're viewing homes for purchase, write down obvious defects with the property and any questions. If you see problems or defects, point these items out to your REALTOR®. If you have any questions, ask your agent. Keep in mind that she may not have the answers and she may have to ask the listing agent. So be sure to write down your questions or issues so they can be addressed later on.
Remember you will have the opportunity to request that the seller repair things at their expense. That’s another reason to write down any possible defects with the property.
Read more in our book, "Buy Your First Home", http://tinyurl.com/dy2wjx4.