What to Look for When Touring a House

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What to Look for When Touring a House

Are you in the market for buying a home? When touring prospective homes to buy, it’s crucial that you look beyond the design and aesthetics of the home.  You need to look at potential costly repairs and updates in the home. Here are some things to look for when touring a new home to purchase.

 

Walling and Flooring

Most homes are staged beautifully, but buyers should closely look at the walls and flooring if they are strongly considering purchasing the home. Some things to consider are old wallpaper or paint, damage to the walls, or signs of mold. For flooring consider if the carpet is in good shape. If the floor is wooden, are any scratches or marks on the floor? 

 

Updates

When was the last air conditioner unit installed? There are several updates that have to be done in a home that can get expensive. Is the furnace up to date and regularly inspected, what about the water heater? What appliances are staying with the home and what is their condition? How old is the roof? All of these items help make a home comfortable. Be sure to check them out before you buy.

 

Foundation and Structure

A house is built with walls and beams, and hopefully, everything is what it seems. The foundation supports the entire house. Without a secure foundation, the house will fall apart. When touring a home, especially older homes, it is important to ask about the quality of the foundation. Roofing, windows, and siding are also items of the home that should be inspected frequently. 

 

With an agent like Rich Lee, you won’t miss these mishaps when touring a home. For an agent who has your best interest in mind, find your new home with Rich Lee. If you have any questions or need help selling or buying a home in East Central Indiana, contact Rich Lee by email richlee@remax.net or phone (765) 744-9951. 

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