Are you looking to buy a home in Mississauga, Oakville, or Burlington? You need to understand that while you think you will fall in love with a certain home at first sight, there are certain things that you just can't take for granted. Keep in mind that many of the things you may not like about a house occur on the interior and are things that you can fix if you want, I have outlined some areas where you need to pay the most attention when buying a Mississauga home in order to ensure that you make a good investment.
First impressions do count for a lot in real estate. Often what you see on the outside of a house for sale is a good reflection on what you can expect inside. If the flower beds are overgrown with weeds, the lawn is not kept up, fences are in poor condition, etc., it is likely that the inside of the house and the various systems needed to keep it running and in good repair are all suffering as well. You should consider the season; no house presents at its best in the winter or spring thaw in Mississauga!
While a bad exterior appearance is a sign of an unkept house, you might not end up paying through the nose if you decide to buy. The roof is another matter entirely.
Most roofs need to be redone every 15 years or so. Leaks are the main enemy here; water that is let into the house after rain or snowmelt may do serious damage to your internal structures. Watch out for roofs with lots of loose shingles; thats your first sign that some maintenance needs to be done. Make sure to check for water damage in the attic before you buy.
Make sure that the foundation of the house you are looking at is solid before you buy. The basement is usually where you can find out anything you need to know about the foundation. Watch for cracks in the walls. A liscensed inspector should be able to detect problems with the foundation. If you're looking for a townhouse, Mississauga has many appealing properties from which to choose. Have a chat a Mississauga real estate agent that specializes in condos and townhouses.
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