In today's real estate market, buyers have more options than ever before when it comes to "House Hunting". Whether you want to narrow down your possible future home choices via the internet before ever setting foot in a home, or maybe you'd rather tour possible options with a Realtor? Homes are full of surprises. Some are almost invisible. Others clues that may indicate concerns are there for a professional home inspector to seek out and report. And, not surprisingly, there are sometimes even important clues that a savvy buyer can look for while house hunting.
Home buyers should always be vigilant before making a home purchase. Good common sense and asking the right questions before you buy are crucial qualities to have.
Some thought provoking points:
If the home was built in the 50's or 60's for example, it was most likely not designed with an open floor concept, as you may see in modern new home construction.
If the neighborhood you are shopping in has row after row of similar looking homes, and the home you are considering looks markedly different, why? Maybe something major has been changed.
Lots of fresh paint? New looking floors? New plumbing fixtures? You maybe looking at a freshly flipped property.
Just because it's a flipped home doesn't mean it's poor quality. In fact, many fliiped properties are well built and dont right. But, let's not forget the inherent nature of flipping properties means the whole purpose is to get construction completed ASAP as the sooner it's complete, the sooner it's a sold home.
What esle can you do? Your best bet is to call me! Double C Home Inspections provides 1000 point inspections and I can help provide some much needed peace of mind.