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5 Home Repairs To Watch For When Purchasing Your New Home

Friday, May 09, 2014   /   by Shawn Viguerie

5 Home Repairs To Watch For When Purchasing Your New Home

While looking for a new home can be daunting, there is nothing more daunting than the repair negotiation process after an inspection. Sometimes these negotiations can result in starting back at square one due to major repairs that the seller cannot afford to make. In order to avoid the heartache of losing a home you have already fallen in love with, go into home showings with your eyes wide open, ready to look for red flags that may be bigger issues underneath the surface.


 


“During the home search process, first time home buyers and real estate investors should keep an observant eye out for the signs of potentially costly home repairs. In fact, one of the following expensive home repairs can make the difference between a great deal and a loss. Oftentimes, prospective home buyers decide relatively quickly whether or not they want to buy a house. Whether it’s because of the great curb appeal or the huge closets, potential home buyers can hold on to the property’s great features while ignoring or downplaying the negatives. However, these snap or emotional decisions could cost the home buyer thousands upon thousands of dollars and hours of stress.”


 


To find out the 5 things you should look for view the whole article here:  http://ibuyhousesgroup.realtytimes.com/advicefromagents1/item/28565-5-costly-home-repairs-and-how-to-identify-them


 


 



 


 


Pierce County Statistics:


Homes for sale in Spanaway : Average For Sale Price April 2014: $243,000. Up 2.1% compared to the last month.


Homes for sale in Tacoma : Average For Sale Price April 2014: $272,000. Up 8.8% compared to the last month.


Homes for sale in Lakewood : Average For Sale Price 2014: $377,000. Up 5.3% compared to the last month.


Homes for sale in Fife : Average For Sale Price 2014: $270,000. Up 0.7% compared to the last month.


Homes for sale in Milton: Average For Sale Price 2014: $307,000. Up 7% compared to the last month.


Homes for sale in Edgewood : Average For Sale Price 2014: $527,000. Down 1.7% compared to the last month.


Homes for sale in University Place : Average For Sale Price 2014: $404,000. Down 0.7% compared to the last month.


Homes for sale in Fircrest : Average For Sale Price 2014: $305,000. Up 10.1% compared to the last month.


Homes for sale in Dupont : Average For Sale Price 2014: $328,000. Up 0.6% compared to the last month.


Homes for sale in Puyallup : Average For Sale Price 2014: $295,000. Up 1.7% compared to the last month.