Items to BE AWARE of when buying a home:
- Added square footage is always a bonus, but if it not finished with the same amenities consistent to the rest of the house, it may not have added value.
- Home improvements made without a professional can cost you more in the long run if the improvement is not done correctly or per state code.
- New paint can be hiding a problem, especially if the seller was trying to cover up an issue such as mold, termites or dry rot.
To make sure you are making the right choice when buying a home, always use a Realtor that can be on the “look out” for you and hire an inspector to inspect the home before you close!