When you’re looking at homes, it’s easy to get caught up with the surface of the home. Consider the following tips the next time you’re viewing a home.
- Kitchens and bathrooms are the most expensive rooms in the house to renovate so pay close attention to the age and quality of cupboards, benches, plumbing fittings and tiling.
- Check that windows and doors fit snugly and that there are no drafts coming in. This could be a big energy saver if windows and doors are fitted properly.
- Check walls and ceilings for signs of water leaks. If you spot stains, bulges and other signs of water damage, it could mean there is a bigger problem underneath the surface.
Always remember to invest in a professional home inspection before you buy the home. A couple of hundred dollars now may save thousands down the road.
Give me a call and I’ll be happy to refer a trusted home inspector for your next home.
Laureen Espinoza, REALTOR®