4 Questions to Ask Before Purchasing a Home
Buying a new home don’t forget to ask these 4 questions!
Buying a new home is an exciting time in your life. Because it is one of the most important investments you’ll make for yourself and your family, there are many important factors to consider. Before making a purchase, take these four questions into account. Having the answers will allow you to enjoy your new home now and in the years ahead.
- Consider the age and condition of the home.
What repairs have been made and need to be made in the near future. Order all home inspections and look into purchasing a home warranty.
- What exterior colors and design speaks to you?
Your home is a reflection of your personality and can be an extension of your lifestyle. When buying or building a home, contemplate its curb appeal. First impressions matter, so it’s important to consider architectural style, exterior color and details like trim and landscaping. Coordinate the trim, soffits and doors with the primary color for a polished look.
Is your home protected from environmental elements? With today’s ever-changing climate, extreme weather is a reality in our county. From hot and dry to wind and wildfires, select exterior and trim products that help protect your home. Consider your options carefully. Vinyl siding can warp and wood is susceptible to rot; stucco can be a good alternative for the coast.
- Is your home built using sustainable products?
Green building is popular these days, in part because an energy-efficient home can save a homeowner money on heating and cooling bills. By choosing a home clad in 100 percent sustainable and efficient material, you’re consuming less energy and reducing your environmental footprint, if not what would it cost to make the more energy efficient.
Selecting or buying a home made with low-maintenance building materials can lower the chances of large ticket home repairs, or prevent them altogether. Wood siding and trim requires frequent repainting or replacement, and vinyl may warp, melt or fade. Considering durable and longer-lasting fiber cement siding or stucco, which can minimize the need for repairs. Additionally, purchasing a product with a strong warranty is a great way to maximize and protect your investment.