There are several things to check before buying a house

    If you’re in the market for a new house, you’ve probably done research on the neighborhood and crime rate.  However, there are other issues to consider.  The Powell Group at Keller Williams of the Western Upstate of South Carolina has suggestions you may not have thought about.

    There are several things you should check before you buying a house
    You should check several things before buying a house

    One of the first things to consider is pests.  Get a full inspection and go over the report with your agent.  Knowing what’s inside those walls will help you realize what may or may not need to happen later.  You might be able to back out if the inspection results show too many problems.

    Another thing home buyers don’t think about is property lines.  For example, that tree you see in your future neighbor’s yard might be a beautiful sight.  But, if it hangs over your property line, there could be a problem.  Conversely, one of your belongings may extend past the line, which could potentially cause an unnecessary conflict.  Find out where the line in the ground is so you won’t have any issues later.

    Next, check insurance claims.  Even if the house hasn’t had any big problems, a lot of smaller ones can be equally as bad.  Make sure your homeowners’ insurance is willing to insure the house you want to buy BEFORE you buy it.  This is especially true when it comes to flooding issues.  Don’t get yourself in a situation where you’ll financially drown later.

    Lastly, double-check the square footage.  The report you get may have that information.  But, make sure it’s accurate.  If it isn’t, it could mean a price change.  Find out the facts.

    The Powell Group encourages you to do your homework and become educated about your future home before you buy it.  Our team members can explain everything you need to know before making such an important purchase.

    If you are moving to the Western Upstate of South Carolina, log on to our website and have a look at all of our beautiful homes.  We are sure you will find exactly what you are looking for.

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