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First Time Home Buying Dangers

Protect Your Home From Burglars

Buying a new house?

Be sure to check out these tips when you're house hunting to avoid any potential health and safety issues.

1

BE INQUISITIVE

Don't trust when a seller or agent says a house is in "perfect condition" ask questions about the age and condition about each of these main house components that can become a potential hazard.

  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning

Don't be afraid to ask about past history. If updates were made, ask why. Often times renovations are made in response to flooding, plumbing or electrical issues. You want to be sure the new & shiny updates aren't distracting you from deeper problems, previous home owners are trying to cover up for a quick sell.

2

PAY ATTENTION

A house is a big purchase, pay close attention to sights and sounds while you're touring. Don't be afraid to get up close to check for cracks, mildew, electrical sockets, behind furniture and beyond. A close can catch something that a seller may be hiding.

3

Always Get A Professional To Do A Home Inspection

4

TALK & TOUR

Talk to neighbours in your potential buying area for an honest opinion. Drive around the neighbourhood at different times, and tour the surrounding areas to make sure it is safe and fits the living atmosphere you see you and your family living in.

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