After several years of diligently saving money, I’m nearly ready to purchase my first home. Because I’ve been thinking about buying a home for so long, I know exactly what I want my house to look like. I desire a place that has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. I also need a quiet space to set up my home office in. I want a massive, walk-in closet in my master bedroom. My master bathroom needs to have double vanities, a tiled, walk-in shower, and a Jacuzzi tub. On this blog, I hope you will discover how to set priorities during your new home search. Enjoy!
When you start looking around at homes for sale, you are going to notice that a lot of them look clean and well-maintained. While this may be true, it is also because the homeowners want their home to look impressive so that prospective buyers are more interested in making an offer on the property. You may want to buy a home in which the owners took excellent care of it from the moment they moved in. It is worth looking at certain features to have an easier time making this conclusion when house hunting.
Scratch-Free Hardwood Floors
With carpet, you can get carpet cleaning for a small sum and get rid of most wear and stains. But, hardwood is a little different because the scratches that do happen will not just go away. It is necessary to refinish the hardwood floors, which costs around $1,600. This is not a minor expense to take on before selling, so the homeowners may have set rules in the house to keep the scratches to a minimum. If you can find a property with scratch-free hardwood flooring, it should give you a bit of confidence.
Mature and Healthy Trees
It is easy to plant some saplings that are healthy and make the landscape look impressive, but keeping mature trees healthy requires a considerable amount of dedication. While some trees are native and can stay healthy without much care, it is also possible for these trees to become pest-ridden or diseased. A mature tree should be pruned to prevent the branches from overgrowing and breaking off, so this is something else that you will want to keep an eye out for when looking around at different landscapes.
No Concrete Cracks
Whether it is the driveway or pathways that lead around the property, you do not want to see any concrete cracks. Once a crack forms in the concrete, it will only get worse with time, so it is best for a homeowner to fix the problem right away. The cost for 100 feet of basic crack filling is about $329, which is reasonable for fixing an integral part of the property and avoiding higher repair costs in the future. You may be able to do some investigative work by looking at Google Street View to check if the driveway had any cracks when the footage was captured.
Buying a well-maintained home mainly revolves around analyzing the right features. All you need to do now is to find a real estate agent to help you.