What to Look Out for When Buying a Home

What to Look Out for When Buying a Home

Did you know that buyer’s remorse is common among homebuyers? About 43% of homebuyers have at least one regret about buying their home. That number is as high as 64% among homebuyers between 25 and 40 years old.

Buying a home is the most significant purchase you’ll make, and you don’t want to have any regrets over your purchase.

It seems like there’s a lot of pressure on you to get it right, doesn’t it?

Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. Read on to find out what to look for in a home so you don’t have buyer’s remorse.

1. Signs of Lack of Maintenance

You don’t want to buy a home that hasn’t been maintained because you’re going to do all of that maintenance yourself. The only exception is if you’re buying a house as-is with the purpose of fixing it up.

Check the exterior of the home for weeds and look around the foundation. Inside the home, little things like unchanged air filters, light bulbs, and small leaks are signs of ignored maintenance tasks.

2. Local Market Insights

The real estate market has been out of control since the pandemic started. It’s a rapidly changing market, and it helps to keep up with the changes.

You’ll know how much to offer on a home and if a buyer is asking for too much. Get in touch with a real estate agent to get real estate market insight.

You’ll know if the time is right to buy and how much competition there will be to get a great home.

3. DIY Work

Homeowners love their DIY projects. It’s another thing when you’re buying a home full of DIY projects. Ask the seller’s agent if there was any work done on the house and who did the work.

Then look at different areas of the home, especially the floors and tiled areas. See if you can spot gaps between tiles and boards. Check to make sure they were laid evenly.

If you buy the home with shoddy work, you’re going to pay to have the work done right.

4. Strong Smells

The home might have air fresheners, baked goods, or potpourri to make the home seem welcoming when you enter. That’s not always the case.

You should be suspicious of these smells, notably if they’re confined to specific areas like the basement. The seller might be trying to cover up something.

See if there are signs of mold, mildew, pets, or smoke in each room and outside of the home.

Buying a Home That’s Perfect

There’s a lot to think about when you’re buying a home. You want to get it right and get into the home you’ve dreamed of.

It is easy to get swept away by the emotion of it all and ignore the warning signs. This article showed you a few things to look for when buying a house.

Keep this list handy and you’ll get into the right home with no regrets. Check out the blog for more lifestyle and home tips!

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