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Moving Tips: Home Defects to Watch Out For

Every home no matter perfectly looking may have some flaws. Here are a list of home defects to watch our for! make sure you keep this list as your guide for your next home viewing.

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  1. Water leaks. Look for stains on ceilings and near the baseboards, especially in basements or attics.
  2. Shifting foundations. Look for large cracks along the home’s foundation.
  3. Drainage. Look for standing water, either around the foundation of the home of in the yard.
  4. Termites/Pests. Look for weakened or grooved wood, especially near ground level.
  5. Worn roofs. Look for broken or missing copings and buckled shingles as well as water spots on ceilings.
  6. Inadequate wiring. Look for antiquated fuse boxes, extension cords (indicating insufficient outlets), and outlets without a place to plug in the grounding prong.
  7. Plumbing problems. Very low water pressure, banging in pipes.
  8. Water damage. These are common in bathrooms. But don’t forget to check the other parts of the home too.
  9. Worn paint. Ask about lead painting especially for old houses.
  10. Squeaky doors. This includes cabinets.

These are just a few visual things you can look for while viewing homes….Once you have decided and are under contract to purchase a home a qualified home inspector should be hired.  You want to make sure that your home investment is one you will enjoy when you move in!

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