Congrats! You are ready to buy your first home. Although you haven’t found it yet, in your mind, it’s perfect! May be used or un-used, buying home is always a dream and a homebuyer wants his home to reflect his persona. Buying a used home could add up to big savings and allow you to get a bigger piece of the dream than a brand new one. So it’s extremely important now to invest wisely and to keep few things in mind while buying used property as it might have few structural defects which can’t be ignored. There are a few things to check before finally moving in, especially related to the structure of the building.
Let us talk about these in some detail –
1. Check Runaway rainwater
A great philosopher truly said, “If there are 15 things that can go wrong with a house, 10 of them have to do with water”. Downspouts, Gutters, and leader pipes collect rainwater and pass it away from the house. In humid and wet regions, leaders should extend at least 5 feet from the house. Check the entire gutter system seasonally for proper pitch, corrosion, for clogs, broken fasteners, and separation between connections and where gutters meet the fascia board. [Read more…]