jerry armen

Starting your hunt for you next house can be stressful. Of course it starts out full of fun, but that fun soon turns to stress when trying to uncover potential problems in a house. You need to know what to look for before you make the circuit.

Making sure the basement is dry is a first. The health of the entire house and your family depends on it. If it is not dry, move on.

Make sure the two most expensive rooms to renovate are in top shape: the kitchen and the bathroom. You do not want to shell out a fortune to repair either of these.

Ignoring the superficial trappings, like granite counter tops and cherry cabinets, examine the overall layout of the house. Imagine the flow and make sure you do not have doors opening into the corner of a room. This is a poor use of space and a break in the flow of usage.

Everyone checks the roof, so do not forget to. You should have a couple of decades left on it. Also, examine the siding while you are at it. There should be no obvious deterioration, because it will be expensive to replace.

Lastly, one of the most important issues is zoning. You will want to visit the tax or records office to find out about the zoning for neighboring properties. After all, you could wake up tomorrow to find a commercial building across the street or multifamily homes a couple of houses away.

This is not something you need to worry about when using a realtor like Jerry Armen.