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Before You Buy the House: Check the Gutters [VIDEO]

House-hunters have many things to examine in a potential new home, both inside and out, to help ensure they're making the best decision they can. One thing you might not think about is the home's gutters and downspouts. They are very important, as they help route water away from the home's… Allstate https://i1.wp.com/blog.allstate.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Gutters.jpg?fit=1245%2C708&ssl=1
Gutters

House-hunters have many things to examine in a potential new home, both inside and out, to help ensure they’re making the best decision they can. One thing you might not think about is the home’s gutters and downspouts. They are very important, as they help route water away from the home’s foundation.

How can you tell if they’re in good shape during your first visit to a home? Watch the video below for some pointers.

Looking for more tips to help in your home search? Watch more Smart Tips for Savvy House-Hunting videos.

Download a printable checklist.

Think you’ve got house smarts? Take the quiz here.

Disclaimer: These are only a few of the items you should look at when assessing the quality of a house. Every situation is different. You should make your purchase or other home buying decisions based on an inspection by a professional, licensed inspector.

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