6 Things to Look for When Buying a Home

Property Manager with Martin Presence Group Brok.0995682636-ASA

If you’re buying a home, chances are that you want this to be a long-term spot for you and your family. Sometimes when house hunting we can get caught up in the moment and forget to inspect the most important things!


Here’s a quick checklist!


1- Know your budget. It is important that you buy a home at a price that you’re comfortable with.


2- Determine your deal breakers.  Think about the purpose of your home and your lifestyle. What do you expect from this home? More storage? A big backyard for barbecuing and a pool? Extra bedrooms for guests?


3- Check the exterior, not only the front yard! Make sure you look at the exterior from all angles! Recognize a roof in need of repair because that can be a major expense.


4- Look past the colors on the walls. When you step inside the home focus on the structural stuff such as outdated appliances, loose wires, and cracks on the walls.


5- Be hands-on. Literally! Turn on every faucet and light switch, open windows and doors, flush the toilets, even taste the water. That way you can identify problem areas in advance.


6- Hire a home inspector. There’s only so much you can find out just by looking. You’ll want to have a professional to ensure the foundation is solid and the wiring is up to code. Home inspectors can also check for lead paint and wood-eating pests.


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  1. Will Nesbitt 02/14/2017 07:19 AM
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Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-882-0322
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Excellent points, Corey Martin!!!

I especially like knowing your "deal breakers" ahead of time. That way the buyers don't waste a lot of time looking at homes that include one of their deal breakers.

Feb 14, 2017 07:15 AM #1
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
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Great tips!  I know many folks will appreciate you sharing them!

Feb 14, 2017 07:16 AM #2
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Look past the paint colors is one of those statements I make to buyers. Imagine the possibilities.

Mar 06, 2017 07:04 AM #3
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

A smart checklist Corey, I will pass this one on to a few friends who can use this.


Mar 08, 2017 03:04 AM #4
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