Keep An Eye Out For Potential Home Expenses

Buying a home is a major investment. Whether you’ve just started your Chevy Chase real estate search or you’ve started to narrow down homes of interest, it’s important to make sure the home you choose is in working order. Take a look at these tips below to avoid future expenses.

Check For These Signs As You Search For A New Home

  • When you go on a home tour, ask when the roof was last replaced. If it looks like tiles are missing, it might be in need of an upcoming repair.
  • If the home has a basement, take a look to see if there are any problems with the pipes or insulation. If you notice leaks or standing water you could have a plumbing expense on your hands.
  • One of the most expensive home repairs involves the home’s foundation. If you notice cracks in the walls or the walls seem to be uneven, this could spell trouble. A home inspection is one of the best ways to determine if you have a problem with the foundation.
  • You can determine if the home has had water damage by looking for discoloration on ceilings, near doors, windows, and kitchen and bathroom fixtures. If you notice a damp, sagging ceiling or walls, the house could have a current leak, which can lead to mold problems as well.

Get Help Finding Your Chevy Chase, MD Home Today!

As a Member of the Top 5 in Real Estate Network®, I have a wealth of real estate and homeownership information that may be of help to you. Feel free to contact me any time to learn more about this important information, and be sure to forward this article on to any friends or family that may be interested as well.
Melinda Estridge
Long and Foster Realtors
Office: 301-657-9700
Mobile: 301-370-7859