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2013-04-05 12:34:50
Ready to tour Cache Valley Homes?

Finally, the moment you have been waiting for has arrived! You have completed the first steps in the home buying process and now it is finally time to tour some Cache Valley homes! This is by far one of the most important steps of the home buying process and if you know exactly what to look for when you begin touring homes, you will be able to avoid some unforeseen expenses.
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This list has just a few things to keep in mind that will save you from buying a lemon house and help you to get the best value out of your home purchase.

Check for foundation defects:

            If a foundation has a significant defect such as a large crack or a broken footing, it can cause severe problems in the future. Often times ground water will seep through cracks in the foundation which can lead to water damage. This is one area you do not want to chance when buying a home in the Cache Valley.

Check for basement drainage:

            If the home you are touring has a basement, make sure there is a way for water to be drained if it ever does get inside your home. Often times homes will have a sump pump installed in the basement. If this is the case, ask if you can test the pump for functionality.

Check the flooring:

            Inspect the condition of all flooring in the home. This is a very important if you do not plan on replacing carpets when you move in. For homes with hardwood floors, check to see if there is severe cracking or surface damage. Also if you are worried about whether the floor has been warped, bring a couple of marbles to test for levelness.

Check walls for damage and mold:

            Make sure that there is no water damage or mold on the walls. If the dry wall has water damage, there is a high likelihood of having wood rot inside the walls. If you ever tour a house that has recently been painted, you might need to look especially close to find mold or water spots. Just as a general rule for finding mold, even if it has been painted over you can still smell it.

Check for attic insulation and ventilation:

            A poorly insulated attic will make it more difficult to keep your home at the desired temperature. This means higher utility bills!

Check the hot water heater:

            What year is it? What is its capacity? Will it be sufficient to meet your needs? If it is a gas heater when was it last inspected?

Check the electricity:

            Make sure you buy a home with enough electrical outlets to meet your needs.

Check for good water pressure throughout the home:

            It is especially important to test the water pressure in upstairs bathrooms and the kitchen.

Check the slope of the yard:

            Almost every yard will have a slope to some degree. If a yard is sloping towards the home, you can expect the home to have flooding problems. Also while checking the slope, make sure the yard has good drainage.

            This list will serve as a guideline as you continue on with the next step of buying a Cache Valley home. There are definitely other factors that you want to consider and we recommend hiring a home inspector before closing on a home. By doing so you can save yourself from a lot of heart ache and financial burdens in the future.

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