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Top Three Things to Look for When Buying a New Home

Buying a new home involves a lot of planning and anticipation for the big event. Of course you have plenty of time during due diligence to find items that need attention. However, there are things that you can look out for when buying a home that may give you an idea of whether or not to move forward with an offer. Here are three things to look out for when browsing for a home.

Roof Repair

One of the most overlooked repairs in many homes is the roof. This is not necessarily a deal breaker on a home, but it can indicate that there are underlying problems. Many insurance companies will not even insure your home upon move in until you get the roof fixed so it is definitely something that you want to address prior to closing.

Look Beyond the Aesthetics

Don’t get caught up in the furniture of aesthetic design of a home. Oftentimes, a very well staged home can be done to intentionally distract you from other issues. When looking at a home, pay more attention to the structural components. Do the floors seem level? Is the siding in good condition? These are the things that will let you know if a home is structurally sound.

Use Your Senses

Use all of your senses when looking at a new home. Sometimes something as simple as a funny smell or maybe a heavy perfumed home can mean that there is an underlying issue. If something doesn’t look or feel right, it probably isn’t. Use your gut and ask a lot of questions. This is the time in the home buying process where you want to find out all there is to know about a home so that you don’t experience any surprises when you move in to your new home.

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