What to Look for When Buying a House: 10 Major Red Flags
While most home buyers spend their time at an open house simply checking out the layout of the rooms and the name brands on the kitchen appliances, smart buyers know what’s really important to look for when buying a home.
In competitive markets, you’ll often walk into an open house that has been deep-cleaned, upgraded, and staged with stylish furniture. That’s nice, but if you’re not careful, you may miss a multitude of problems. You shouldn’t be overly impressed by the fact that a house looks and smells nice. (You may, however, be rightly appalled by a home that looks and smells atrocious.)