Key Items to Look for When Buying a Home

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Are you in the market for a new home? Whether you’re a first time home buyer, or one who has been around the block a time or two, here’s a list of key items to look for when searching for your next home.

Good Foundation

You want to make sure your future home is built on a solid foundation, literally and figuratively. It’s okay if there is some settling. However, if things are sinking, there’s a HUGE problem. That’s why you always have an inspection done. You never know what’s hiding underneath the shell of a home.

New Big Ticket Items

Homes are expensive, and there will always be little fixes that need to be taken care of, as well as maintenance to make sure your home stays in the best shape possible. It’s best to search for homes with newer Hot Water Heaters, Roofs, and HVAC units. Paint is an easy, and cheap fix. If your big ticket items are on the verge of dying, it’s going to cost you a pretty penny for replacement.

Long Lasting Siding

There are several different types of siding options out there including vinyl, wood, brick, stone, metal, and hardi plank siding. Certain options are better than others. Brick, as well as hardi plank siding are low maintenance sidings that are incredibly durable and long lasting. Both brick and hardi plank siding can be painted if exterior colors need a face lift.

Perks

There are several other things to look for when searching for a home that can add to its value, helping to keep cash in your pocket. Keep an eye out for homes with new, stainless steal appliances. Thermal pane windows are also an added benefit. They’re energy efficient, lowering your electric bill and keeping your home cooler in the summer. Wood flooring also adds value to a home, especially if they’re throughout the home or throughout the main level.

Property

It’s important to have a decent size lot. It’s rare these days, especially is suburban areas, but it adds immense value. Fenced in yards also add value. Families with dogs, and other pets, as well as children look specifically for homes with fenced in yards. It is great for resale, so keep that in mind.

Rhino Shield Exterior Coating

Rhino Shield’s exterior coating is ALWAYS an added bonus. It’s ceramic base works alongside of an adhesive sealing primer to insulate, resist algae, mold, and salt air. It also offers protection from fire and UV damage. The best part, is that Rhino Shield’s exterior coating lasts for 25 years! If that’s not a benefit, we don’t know what is.

Head over to our main page to find out more on Rhino Shield, and good luck in your search. We know you’ll find the perfect house to call a home!

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