House Hunting Tips: Things to Look at Before You Buy
Looking for a new home can be exciting — and overwhelming. Knowing which key things you should check out so you can assess the quality of a house — before you put in an offer — may help you feel more confident during your home search.
These videos, featuring tips from a licensed home inspector, may help you evaluate different parts of a house — from the foundation all the way up to the roof. That way, you may be able to make a more informed decision about putting in an offer. With this knowledge in hand, you can think of a walk-through as your own little pre-inspection.
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Watch the Videos:
- Look at the Roof
- Look at the Home’s Foundation
- Check the Gutters
- Examine the Air Conditioning Unit
- Look at the Electrical Panel
- Understand the Sump and Sewer Ejector Pumps
- Look at the Water Heater
- Examine the Furnace
- Watch for Plumbing Issues
- Check Out the Windows and Doors
Keep in mind, these are only a few of the items you should look at. Every house is different, and it may be in your best interest to work with a professional home inspector before making that final decision to purchase. And, don’t forget, a real estate professional can also be a great resource to answer your questions and help you find the right home for you and your family.
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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 homebuying decisions based on an inspection by a professional, licensed inspector.
Originally published on September 3, 2014.