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Before You Buy a Home

Posted on September 16, 2014

for saleFall is almost here and with it comes a spark in home buying. Like anything else in life, most shoppers get caught up in the excitement of buying a new home and sometimes forget to pay attention to the little things – no refunds, returns or exchanges. That said, when it comes to buying a home, realtors can not stress the importance of paying close attention to the red flags.

Red flags are those little things that could potentially cause you a loss in the future. According to a study conducted by HouseMaster, 40% of previously owned homes have at least one serious defect. This should not discourage you from a buying a previously owned home for sale in Destin, but make you aware of what to look for before you buy.

While a home inspection will give you a better idea of the factors that have potential to cost you down the road, there are a few common things you should be aware of. For instance, noticeable structural problems, pest and termite damage, faulty electricity, asbestos and mold.

Buying a home is a huge commitment and making sure that you get the most for your money should always be a top priority. Search the entire Emerald Coast MLS today so that you can find the right home for you and your family.

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