How to Evaluate a House Before Making an Offer

Keep in Mind: You are Looking at a Building, Not a Home

This is by far the most difficult thing for prospective buyers.  After months or weeks of searching, buyers finally find “the one”, and instead of remaining objective, they mentally move in.  Don’t get attached too early or your heart might overrule your head and cause you to overlook major problems.  The house is simply a building that needs inspecting.  If you do find faults, it doesn’t mean you should put off buying.  Rather try and use what you’ve discovered to negotiate the price or request a repair.  Once you buy it, it belongs to you. Problems and all.