View Houses with Eyes WIDE Open!
By Lisa Tollis, SRES
(Royal LePage State Realty, Brokerage.)
Ok, you're in the market to purchase a home. Next step is that you'll want to go to a bunch of open houses or have your realtor set up appointment to view homes for sale.You pull up to the curb and there it is - the home of your dreams. Calm down. Take a deep breath and start again. The hardest thing to do when looking for a home is to remain objective. It is easy to fall in love with a home's appearance, but it's very important to look beyond the window dressing.Here are some things to consider when looking at a home:General upkeep First appearances do count. Is the home dirty and cluttered? Are the lawns uncut? Are the walls chipped and in need of paint? If the owner hasn't bothered to keep the house looking clean and attractive, what problems are lurking below the surface?Water leak...