Common Details Buyers Overlook When Viewing A Home

Posted by Tom Crimmins Realty, Ltd. on Friday, July 11th, 2014 at 1:20pm.

It is easy for home buyers to get caught up in the excitement of buying their perfect home that they miss crucial points that they need to know about the property.

If you are buying a home, make sure that you don’t miss any of these commonly overlooked details:

Do the Appliances Work?

Take the time to test major appliances in the home to ensure they are functioning properly. This is a flaw that is often overlooked in a home inspection. It is a good idea to ask your home inspector to run every appliance through its full cycle to make sure that there are no problems.

How Many Outlets Does the House Have?

In this century, everyone knows the importance and reliance on electonics. When you do a walkthrough of a house, you may not pay mind to the number of electrical outlets in each room. If your home doesn’t have enough outlets for your electronics and all of your family's gadgets, an electrician will be needed resulting in a high cost.

Are There Water Spots?

It’s easy to miss water spots, because they will often blend in with the color of the walls or ceiling. However, these spots will indicate that there has been a leak that has not been properly repaired, which will lead to many more problems including more leaks and mold. Common water spots are in kitchens, bathrooms, attics and basements. 

Faulty Roofing

It's cheap and relatively easy to repair shingles and small amounts of flashing, but if the roof is old, you face a much larger expense to replace the whole thing.

These are just a few of the common details that home buyers will overlook when they are looking at a potential home to buy. For more info and tips contact us and we can also recommend home inspectors. 

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