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Things to Look for (And Avoid) in a New Home



Are you looking for a new home? How would you know which house is the right house? Tired of living in apartments or living with your parents but don’t know how to buy a house? Had a bad experience buying a house and don’t want to repeat it? Well, here are some helpful tips to do when finding a new home for you and your family. 

Red Flags 

When looking for a new home there might be some red flags to watch out for. They might not necessarily be dealbreakers but helpful to determine what you are willing to fix up or just completely avoid. 

Touch Everything

That’s right. Get your hands on everything you can. That means turn on every faucet (even the bathroom’s showerhead), and flush toilets. Check the light switches, swing open the doors, slide up the windows. Are the appliances working? It’s good to confirm what works and what doesn’t. Being aware of the things that don’t work, helps you figure out what problems you willing to confront and plan to address the issues properly. 


Time to be Nosey

Get ready to sniff out any potential problems. Check to see if you smell anything unpleasant such as the sewage, leaking gas, cigarettes, and pet odors. Using your nose can help you spot any broken pipes. If you are looking at older homes, it's important to consider using this method of deduction. Using your senses beyond that of sight will help you pick the right conditions you want to live in.   

Don’t Trust the Nice Appearances? 

The house might look pretty on the outside and the inside. But be skeptical on appearances. It’s crucial to focus on the capability of appliances by checking if it is functioning well. Are the heating and cooling performance to standard? Also, keep an eye out for any loose wires. Regardless of how things look, how it works is more vital for a more lasting and satisfying experience. 

Got a Good Roof Over Your Head?

One thing we might forget to check (or scared to check if you are afraid of heights, that’s what husbands are for). Make sure the roof is made of sturdy material that can withstand the wind and hailstorms. Are there missing shingles? Notice if there are any gaping hole or some parts of the roof that possibly cave in one day. Preventing to get a house in a bad condition will save you tons of money.


Moving Soon?

If you live near Meridian, Boise or the surrounding Idaho cities, or plan to move into those areas, Eaglewood Homes can help you find the home you are looking for. Their homes are up to standard so as you inspect any of their houses, you will be left impressed. Everything turns on? Check. No bad smells? Check. Every appliance works? Check. Good roofs? Check. As you browse through our options, there is a good chance you will find the home you are looking for.

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