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May 12, 2018
Buying a new home is beyond exciting. So exciting, in fact, that it can be easy to overlook major red flags before you’ve made the purchase. Is that chipping paint just old, or is it a potential $10,000 removal expense? What about those odd splotches on the ceiling — are they leftover tossed spaghetti stains from an unruly toddler or the remnants of water damage?

Below is a helpful infographic to help you identify the top 10 red flags when buying a home. Print it out, save it on your phone, bookmark it — whatever you need to do for a quick reference. It just might save you a lot of time and a massive financial headache.

red flags to look for when buying your home
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4 responses to “The Top 10 Red Flags to Look for When Buying a Home”

  1. Debra says:

    Home inspections are a must! You can also get information before you even make an offer with a Property History Report. Go to Housefax.com and type in the property address and you can find out things like building permit history, loan history, if there were ever any reported fires or if it used to be a meth lab, etc. It’s a quick, easy and inexpensive way to get more info on a property early in the buying process.

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  3. Amber Bowles says:

    Thanks you for the informative tips, Debra!

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