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Buying a Brand New House? 3 Things to Keep an Eye Out For

by Elaine Ryan

It's a good idea to look for a home that won't have any issues after you move in. Due to newer homes typically being more expensive, you'll want to make sure that your money is being spent wisely.

Before signing papers to buy a new home, you will need to take some time to have a thorough inspection done to get a good understanding of what kind of house you're purchasing. Here are three key things to look out for before purchasing a home.

1. Sturdy Foundation with No Cracks

When the home has been recently built, it can be a lot harder to determine how it will hold up over the years. Taking a good look at the foundation with the help of a home inspector can go a long way toward making sure that the foundation will remain in good shape after moving in. If the foundation or ceilings already have cracks, this could be the result of the construction being done poorly or the ground underneath the house being uneven.

2. Materials Used in the Construction

Along with making sure that the foundation of the home has been done right, you'll want to look into what kind of materials are being used. Some homebuilders will try to cut costs and use cheaper materials when building the home as a way to save some money, but this can lead to frustration over the home not being as sturdy in the years to come.

Asking plenty of questions about the construction can help you get a better understanding of how well built the home is and whether you need to make any necessary repairs.

3. Amount of Work Needed After Moving In

While buying a new home can often mean not needing to do much remodeling work, this isn't always the case if you have different preferences to how the home was built. Taking a look at if the walls are a color that you enjoy and whether the kitchen or bathroom has been remodeled to your taste can get a better understanding of whether you need to do any remodeling work after moving in.

Being selective when checking out homes for sale can make a big difference in whether you end up in a home that feels comfortable for you and won't lead to any surprises over costs. With the above tips in mind, you'll be able to narrow down the choices for homes and you'll be able to find a house that will be a great investment for the future. Talk to a real estate agent, such as RE/MAX Associates San Antonio, today to check out houses for sale.