Thursday, August 29th, 2013 | Author:

Before you buy a home, you are going to walk through it, whether it is a personal walk-through with the realtor or during an open house. There are certain things you should look for to make sure that you get a home you can enjoy. It will also ensure that you do not get any bad surprises after buying the house. Repeat this process whenever you are considering any Pacific Palisades homes for sale.

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What to Look For

When you go to visit the house, bring a camera and a notebook. Get pictures of everything that you think is important, and write down anything that you do or do not like. Write down impressions so that you can read through them later and see what you thought of the home during your first visit. When you drive up to the home, look at the entire front yard, the house itself, and any neighbors. If you like what you see, you can walk in and look for other things. Look for any signs that the house was not made very well. This could include uneven floors or frames in doors or windows, any odd smells, or anything that just looks off.

Check out where the windows are and if you like what you can see out of them. If you plan to be spending a lot of time in the backyard, make sure that it is private enough that you will feel comfortable. If building a fence can make it private enough, then you may want to consider doing this after you buy the house. Ask a few questions to the realtor, including anything that you should generally know about the house. Ask when it was built, and if any changes have been made. Ask about how long it has been on the market and whether the owners are willing to negotiate much.

Buying a House

Walking through the house, as well as research on the area, are the most important things you can do when looking at Pacific Palisades homes for sale. If you don’t like something about the home that cannot be changed, don’t buy it. If you can change the small things that you don’t like, the home is likely worth buying.

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