Are you excited about actually going to see the houses you've fallen in love with through the internet? Are you looking at open concept or more of a traditional style? Do you like hardwood floors or carpet? How about a specific neighborhood? While layout, location and style are important to note in your home search there are a few things that our top agents suggest looking at first to get the best home for you and your family.
- Curled or warped shingles
- Bald spots
- Sunken or warped shape of the roof
- Visible dark spots
2. HVAC System
The age of the system
Condition of the duct work & system
Comfort level in each of the rooms (is enough heat/AC being sup
plied to those rooms)
3. Water Damage/Evidence
Top level of the home (could be evidence of an aging roof as well)
Ceilings under bathrooms/sinks
Basement lower drywall
Ultimately your agent should help you to identify the problems in these areas where they can and in the end the home inspector will give you a detailed report of the state/function of the house. It is important to go in knowing that these items could come up later should you decide to offer on a home you have fallen in love with. The costs to repair or remediate these problems should be discussed with your agent in identifying what you feel comfortable with fixing or paying for.