Before You Buy

Things to Check Before Buying a Home

Check These Parts Of A Home Before You Purchase It

When you are shopping for a new home, there are a number of things you check. Does the floor plan meet your needs? Are you happy with the neighborhood? Do you like the paint color? After you get answers to those more obvious questions, there are a few inquiries you should make before buying a home. To avoid becoming aware of issues after it is too late to have the seller handle them, take this home buying advice and check:

  • The Toilets: It may seem silly, but walking through the house and flushing each toilet can help you catch a problem before you move in so you will not be left working on plumbing while trying to move in.
  • The Electrical Panel: Pop opens the electrical panel and ensures that you will be able to easily understand and use it. You would hate to have a power outage after moving in, only to discover the panel is a mess of unlabeled wires and switches!
  • The Drains: Do not be left with backed up pipes and water damage. Fill up the sinks and drain them while you run the washer to make sure there is no collapsed pipe or other blockage that will leave you facing flooding.
  • The Windows: Replacing windows are neither cheap nor easy. Save yourself the trouble by checking that each window opens easily.

While making sure your potential home is ready for you can require some work, closing escrow can be simple if you have the right team on your side. To have your escrow services flawlessly handled, contact the escrow experts at Brighton Escrow in Hermosa Beach, California. We are here to ensure that once you have found your new home, closing on it is a snap.

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