Deal Breakers to Look out for When Buying a Home

Buying a home can be stressful and may even start to feel like a neverending process. Before settling for just any home that seems ok, create a list of deal breakers to help you make a better decision. Below are some examples of clear deal breakers to look out for.

Living in a Flood Zone

If you've never lived in a flood zone, this may not sound like the worst thing ever. However, it can be a real pain every rainy season. Not only will you constantly be stressed and worried every time it rains, but there is also the real potential for rain to cause damage to your home and its contents. On top of that, you'll definitely end up paying more for flood insurance because of the high possibility of your home flooding.

Small Kitchen

A small kitchen may not be a huge concern, but after living in a home with a tiny kitchen you're bound to get frustrated. There's a reason larger, open space, bright kitchens are featured in home magazines and blogs. Since you'll likely spend quite a bit of time in this space, don't settle for a home that doesn't offer what you want. Keep in mind that reselling can also be tougher if the kitchen is small and dark.

Bad Plumbing

Plumbing can be tough to check on a home visit since most pipes are hidden behind walls or under the floor. In these cases, listen for odd sounds in the pipes that indicate there are issues. Don't forget to check on pipes and other components that are visible, such as faucets, sinks, and exposed pipes. If there are leaks, clogs, or slow draining sinks, you're better off moving on to another home.

Purchase Title Insurance in Plainview, Texas

As you prepare to close on your dream home, be sure title insurance in Plainview, TX is included in your contract. To learn all about why title insurance is such a big deal, contact Countywide Title at (806)293-8363. Their friendly title insurance pros will be happy to answer all of your questions.


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