Are You Looking at Buying a New House?
The market for housing is currently favoring sellers, but what do you need to know if you are a buyer? What are some things you should be on the look out for?
Most people have a home inspection done, however they do not cover all of the bases that should be in order to know your potential new home does not have any damage.
When walking through a potential home first check around the outside of the home. Most homes in Florida are a block build with stucco over. Make sure there are no holes or cracks in the stucco that could potentially leak when the sprinklers are on or when it rains. We all know how Florida loves to rain daily during the summer.
Next you should check inside. The main areas of focus should be around any exits such as doors, windows and sliding doors. Do the same here to make sure there are not any holes or cracks for potential leaks. You should also check for discoloration as this could mean there was a leak at one point in time.
Finally check the bathrooms. Look in the vanities to make sure there are no on going leaks from the pipes underneath that could leave the bottom of the vanity discolored or warped from previous or on going damage. Finally check the shower. The shower maybe the hardest place to check as often you cannot see the damage underneath that could be going on. Still be vigilant on the shower to make sure you don't see anything that is off, especially when you turn it on.
If you find anything that looks questionable, give us a call today to set up an appointment and we would be happy to come look at it for you!