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.
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.