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What to Look for When House Hunting

What to Look for When House Hunting

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Neal Elbaum is a real estate agent working in Queens and Long Island, New York. In this presentation, Neal shares some of his extensive knowledge about what to look for when viewing a potential new home.

Neal Elbaum is a real estate agent working in Queens and Long Island, New York. In this presentation, Neal shares some of his extensive knowledge about what to look for when viewing a potential new home.

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What to Look for When House Hunting

  1. 1. What to Look for When Hun/ng for Your Home
  2. 2. Searching for a new home is quite the undertaking. There is a laundry list of things to keep in mind when viewing a poten/al new house (laundry room included).
  3. 3. Frequently you are looking at several homes in a single day and the process can be overwhelming to say the lease.
  4. 4. Here is a list of several expensive facets of a home to pay extra aEen/on to:
  5. 5. Basement
  6. 6. The extra storage and living space that a basement can provide are aErac/ve, but the risk of flooding should give you pause.
  7. 7. When looking in the basement check for signs of water damage and inquiry about previous floods.
  8. 8. Also, many houses have system for removing water already installed.
  9. 9. Roof
  10. 10. The roof can be an extremely expensive feature of a house to do maintenance on.
  11. 11. Check the roof thoroughly before buying.
  12. 12. Head to aMc and see if you can spot any signs of water damage or if any light is coming through.
  13. 13. Pay aEen/on to skylights, as well.
  14. 14. You should be able to spot signs of leakage rela/vely easily.
  15. 15. On the exterior, search the roof for any cracked or missing shingles.
  16. 16. Bathrooms
  17. 17. Bathrooms are amongst the most expensive areas to renovate in a home, so you will want to make sure that the WCs in your poten/al new home are up to your standard.
  18. 18. Check all the fixtures and the plumbing for signs of leakage or any damage caused by water.
  19. 19. Kitchen
  20. 20. For many, the kitchen is the heart of the home, so you want to take extra care to inspect the kitchen before commiMng to a house.
  21. 21. It is also the most expensive area to renovate — over the pass 5 years, the average cost of remodeling a kitchen rose to $28,030.The most expensive features to replace are the floors, cabinets, appliances and counters.
  22. 22. The newer the appliances, the more efficient they will be and the less you may have to spend on repairs.
  23. 23. Hard wood cabinets, hard countertops and hard wood floors will all last longer than their more flimsy counterparts.
  24. 24. Make sure the kitchen is quality and up to your living standards.
  25. 25. We are barely cracking the surface when it comes to checking out poten/al new homes.
  26. 26. The above /ps are only for the actually home itself and don’t begin to discuss the importance of geMng to know neighborhood you may move to.
  27. 27. But we have to start somewhere! The biggest advantage you can have is a real estate agent who is invested in your happiness.
  28. 28. If you are searching for a home in the Queens or Long Island areas of New York, Neal Elbaum is your man.
  29. 29. Neal is a passionate and detail oriented.
  30. 30. Work with Neal Elbaum and you won’t be disappointed.

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