What to Know Before Buying a Home
Before hitting the streets to look for a home, check out these helpful facts and figures from the experts at Sleep On It.
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- Be sure to ask your realtor what fixes and furniture are being sold with the house. Questionable items should be itemized in the purchase contract.
- Try flushing the toilets when house shopping. Chugging drains and running water could be plumbing problems.
- Fixing a home's foundation can be one of the more expensive repairs, so be on the lookout for things like dampness in the basement.
- To freshen up a musty basement, open the windows and wash the floors and walls with a solution of 3/4 cup bleach and 1 gallon of water.
- Most homeowners tend to stay in their homes for about six years.
Bob Clark built this house in 1956. He and his wife, Rita, have raised nine children in this house.