Smart Tips for Savvy House-Hunting
Looking for a new home can be exciting — and overwhelming.
In order to properly assess the quality of a house, there are some key things you should check out early on as you’re going through a showing, before you put in an offer.View Fullscreen
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Take a look at these videos featuring tips from a licensed home inspector to help you evaluate different parts of the 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. Think of it as your own little pre-inspection.
Keep in mind, these are only a few of the items you should look at. Every house is different, so make sure to have your future home inspected by a professional home inspector before making that final decision to purchase. And, don’t forget, your real estate agent will also be a great resource to answer your questions and help you make the smartest decisions.
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
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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 home buying decisions based on an inspection by a professional, licensed inspector.