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‘Tips on what to look for when buying a home are always useful whether you are a first time home buyer or a seasoned pro. The northwest has some pretty challenging weather conditions so you may want to start your inspection with how insulated, or weather tight, the house in question is. The easiest thing to inspect here is the shape that the windows are in. Look at how tight it all fits together and see if you can feel air coming though.
If there is an attic space you may want to take a peek at what type of insulation the house already has and if it is sufficient for the winters that this part of the country has.
On the other end of the inspection map, pay close attention to the total square footage of the house, how many bedrooms and bathrooms it has, and the lot size that the house sits on. Some homeowners, in an effort to cut expenses, will make additions to their homes without contacting the proper authorities. This practice wreaks havoc on a home’s appraised worth and, subsequently, it’s re-sale value. After the walk through, contact the county assessor’s office in the county that the house is in and make sure that the specs of the house match up with what is on record with the county.
If you would like more information on home inspections in Morton Washington, please don’t hesitate to give me a call with all of your questions.