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    Home Buying Tips: Factors to Consider When Buying a House

    It’s completely normal that the first thing you see in a home is the paint, either if it is a good paint job or the paint is chipping. You have to remember that is not the only important thing to take in consideration when you see a home for the first time. 

    Here are 3 important things to look out for when buying a house.

    • Focus on the structural stuff:

    When you step inside your prospective abode, focus on the structural stuff (aging appliances, loose wires). The foundation will be there long after the paint has started chipping and you want that to be what lasts.

    • Check out what’s happening on top:

    Does the roof look relatively new or is it caving in? If the roof is eye-catching (as in, “look at that gaping hole”), chances are it could end up costing you.

    A roof made of an especially sturdy material is better equipped to defend against wind and hail.

    • Plumbing:

    When you’re looking around a kitchen, don’t stop at eye level. Get underneath the sink and examine those pipes. Check for leaks, water damage, and mold.

    Not only is mold unsightly and foul-smelling, but it can also cause health problems. If you live with a baby, an elderly person, or someone with asthma, you’ll want to be especially careful before moving in with mold.

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    One Response to “Home Buying Tips: Factors to Consider When Buying a House”

    • Victoria Addington

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      Thanks for the things to consider when buying a house. My wife and I are planning to purchase a new home for the family, now that we’ve decided to adopt a child. In case we get to visit one soon, I’ll make sure to examine the sink, pipes, and other plumbing system and check for leaks or water damage to ensure that the house we’re going to live in has no defects.

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