6 Things to Look for When Buying a Home

Reblogger Will Nesbitt
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Original content by Corey Martin 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 When you step inside the home focus on the structural stuff such as outdated appliances, loose wires, and cracks on the walls.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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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
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Great reblog...I did not see the original so I appreciate the reshare

Feb 14, 2017 07:20 AM #1
Pat Champion
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Great post it pays for the buyer to be educated before beginning the home buying process. Thanks for sharing I hope you have a great day.

Feb 14, 2017 07:21 AM #2
John Pusa
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Will Nesbitt These are very good helpful tips for when buying a home.

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