Home buyers need to be
extra cautious about particular things in the early stages of a purchasing a
home. Here are a fews things that you should beware of...
Mold: Buyers should note any musty smells in
the home and be on the lookout for any mold. Mold can be caused by improper air
circulation as well as water leaks. ·
Pests: Termite damage can be widespread and costly to
fixtures and wiring: Electrical
problems in a home can cause fire hazards. Buyers should take note of any
indication of faulty wiring, such as cable coming out of drywall. ·
DIY jobs: Buyers should make
sure that the previous home owner's do-it-yourself projects were done correctly
and are up to code. For example, poorly done flooring and painted-over
wallpaper can be time-consuming and costly to fix. ·
problems: Sloping sod can
cause flooding problems in a backyard, and a slow-draining sink could be an
indication of a bigger problem. Buyers should test sinks and flush toilets to
test for any potential problems.
Getting a home inspection can help find these
problems. Most agents will recommend to buyers to get a home inspection to
protect the buyer from costly repairs, undetected before closing.
A home warranty is usually something else an
agent will recommend as well. Each home warranty company is different, but they
can help repair items like A/C units and water heaters if they are in working
condition at time of close and then all of a sudden they take a dump.
Make sure to protect yourself as much as
possible by doing your research. It can help you determine or maybe even elevate
a potential problem, and a costly repair in the long run.
If you or anyone you know is looking at
purchasing a home, I would love to talk with them more about how I can help in
the home search, and through all stages of the home buying process. Please give
me a call at (480) 290-6959 or check out my website at www.arizonaelitehomes.com.
Author:Carlie Goulet Emily Duarte Phone: 480-999-2338 Dated: August 30th 2013 Views: 253 About Carlie Goulet: What We Stand For
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