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Inspecting The Outside Before You Buy A House

When you go for a new home, one thing that will attract you will be the beauty of the house. One should not decategory_IDe to buy a house only by seeing its external finishing or it’s furnish inside. You have to look at other factors too and see to that everything suits your taste. But while doing this, do not show your feelings and expressions in front of the sellers and agents. When you see your house, you may look at so many things that attract you. But remember to notice other things which you may fail to notice in the house. There are certain things that you have to look at while selecting the home.


The first thing that you have to take care of is the location of the house. The house should be located in a good, clean and healthy environment. Only if your surrounding is clean, you can live a healthy and peaceful life. Have a word with your neighbors before you go to your new home. Make sure that there are no disturbances in any means.


Then examine the building structure. Make sure that it is not too old. A very old building is not worth buying even if it has a new look. If the building is new, then check the foundation. See to that there are no cracks in the walls. Now a day the buildings are built with weak foundation which will not last even for 10 years. So ensure that the building structure is strong and having a good foundation.


Then check for cracks in the building. And also notice the cracks that have been repaired. It is not good to keep wooden materials or wooden logs either inside or in the surroundings of the house. Make sure that they do not store any firewood near by the house so that you can be safe from flammable things.


If the house contains a garden with it, take a list of the trees that are in the garden and make sure that none of them will be a source of pests and insects.


On the roof, check for mold or tree sap. Make sure that there is no sagging in the roof. And check the shingles. Some shingles may be curled or lifted. And the most important thing to notice is the location of the chimney and vent in the roofs. Make sure the location of the chimney especially whether they are in the corner of the roof and will not do any damage to the exterior wall.


You need to see the sidings too. Take a look at the material of which it is made of. And check for whether it is old and is it worn out. Observe for the molds. Take a look on the wood. It may be splintering or peeling apart. Make sure that the trimming is done properly.


And you have to check the windows and doors properly. Check for any cracks and broken parts. Make sure the painting is good.


And at last it is you who is going to be in that house. So select it with your taste and make sure that you get every information about your new home.