What to Look for When Buying a House: 10 Major Red Flags
In competitive markets, you’ll often walk into an open house that has been deep-cleaned, upgraded, and staged with stylish furniture. That’s nice, but if you’re not careful, you may miss a multitude of problems. You shouldn’t be overly impressed by the fact that a house looks and smells nice. (You may, however, be rightly appalled by a home that looks and smells atrocious.)
If you’re a first-time home buyer looking for a starter home, or if you just need to find a house you can afford, it’s especially easy to make a mistake in the home-buying process.
No matter how hot the market is or how rushed you feel to get a deal before someone else buys the property you have your eye on, be sure you like the neighborhood and aren’t getting into a fixer you may regret.