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You are eager to buy your first home and you chose a trustworthy realtor that you are confident in. The realtor shows you a few homes that would be in your price range and you go take a look at them. Here are 5 things you should look for when inspecting a home!


You see a little crack on the side of the house. You don't think much of it but that little crack could be the reason your basement will be leaking and you will have to constantly clean out the water and realize that now you have to paint the basement walls.

Something as little as a crack could cost you a fortune and if you still continue to go through with the purchase of the home make sure that the first thing you do is hire a team of professionals and upon their recommendations, waterproof your home!


As odd as this may sound, make sure you smell the home you are buying. Many homes have mold and it may not be visible when you are inspecting it, but there is a chance you can smell it.

In the case that you didn't realize that the home has mold and you end up buying only to find out later on, make sure you hire a team of professionals that can help you with your mold issue.


When inspecting the home you are considering to purchase is important to make sure you ask about the type of wiring the home might have. The older homes tend to have a different type of wire used which can cause problems later on. If you already purchased a home, hire a trusted electrician and do an inspection before something could turn into a problem.


Nothing is worse than having a house-warming party, only to realize that something went wrong and now need a plumber.

Before buying your home, make sure you hire a professional to inspect all of the plumbing systems. If something is wrong at least now you are aware of the issue and you can fix it if you decide to go through with the purchase. If you don't want to hire someone, make sure you check underneath all the sinks for any leaks.


Squeaky or uneven floors are a bigger problem than you think. Maybe you don't realize it during your inspection and you think very little of it but there could be something big going on such as shifting of the foundation of the home

Now although these issues mean more work you would have to do towards the home, it doesn't mean the house is not worth buying. It's important to be aware of the problems in order for you to be able to make an informed decision on your purchase and have a better chance at negotiating a good price

Either way, make sure you hire the right team of professionals to help you with your renovation needs.

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