5 Things You Must Check Before Buying a House in Port Aransas
You’ll save yourself time, money, and stress if you check on everything possible before you sign that dotted line.
#1: How Are the Windows?
New windows can be extremely expensive (sometimes costing more than $10,000), so it’s a good idea to pay special attention to whether they close properly, drafts come in, or they’re cracked. Check double-paned windows for signs of condensation, too, which indicates that there’s a crack in them.
#2: Are There Pests?
Open the cupboards, look behind the refrigerator, and peek under the sink. If you see any signs of pests, you’ll probably need to budget for a pest-control plan—but remember that some pests, such as termites, can damage a home’s entire structure.
#3: Where Does the Water Flow?
We get our fair share of rain in Port Aransas and North Padre Island, so you’ll want to make sure that water flows away from the house. Even if the home is at the top of a hill, you’ll need to ensure that water flows in a way that won’t cause erosion on the property.
#4: What Are the Neighbors Like?
How do you know if a neighborhood is right for you? You check on it at various times of day, get to know some of the people who live there, and look at the environment. The last thing you want is to buy a home in a subdivision or community where you don’t feel at-home.
#5: Will You Need to Upgrade the House?
Upgrades take more money—and more time—than most people think. If a house is too dated, you might be in for a wild (and expensive) ride. Know what you’re signing up for before you fall in love with any house!
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