Buyers Local Update

Things to Look for When House Hunting

Finding the home of your dreams is exciting, but when you think you’ve found “the one,” here are a few things to look closer at to avoid future surprises:

  • Check the condition of the windows, making sure they open and close and show no signs of deterioration.
  • Check the walls and ceilings, looking for any water stains.
  • Make sure the roof is not sagging or showing signs of discoloration or missing shingles.
  • Check the water pressure, by turning faucets and showers on and off. Check for any visible cracks in the foundation, sidewalks or driveway.
  • Look at the condition of the exterior siding for any cracks or peeling.
  • Check that the overhead doors in the garage are in working order and that there is sufficient insulation in the attic or crawl space.

While these are a few things you can look for yourself, it is recommended that you make your offer on the home contingent on a home inspection by a professional.

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