House Buying!!!

Hello All!!!  We are pleased to announce that God has blessed us with the opportunity to begin picking out the next Zoo habitat!!!  We will be shopping for probably forever, but He will guide us and we are very excited!!!

In honor of this, I found a list of questions to ask before you have a home inspected once you pick the one of your family Zoo needs.  So, I’m passing it on to you!  Ready, here goes!

Why is it being sold?
Are there any problems with the house?
Ask for the utility bills for the last year.
Talk to the neighbors about the area.
Take notes when you look at the house.
Does the yard slope towards the house (drainage problem)?
How many years does the roofing have left?
Do all the windows open?
Does the wiring look normal and up-to-date?
Are there any cracks in the foundation?
Are the fences in good shape?
Are there any problems with the driveway?
Is the garage floor cracked?
Does the garage door work fine?
What interior fixtures are included?
Are there sufficient outlets in every room?
Flush the toilet and try all faucets.
Test all lights and ceiling fans.
Test the stove and other appliances that are included.
Look in the attic for evidence of animals.
Is there sufficient insulation?
Is the roof sagging?
Are any of the walls cracked or sagging?
Are the ceilings in good shape?
Are there fuses or breakers (the latter are preferable)?
Does the furnace look okay?
Does the water heater look okay?
Is there any moisture in the basement?
Do the floor beams look good?
Do the supports look okay?
Does the sump pump work?
Are there any cracks in the basement floor?
Do the stairs sag when stepped on?
Does the air conditioner work?
What does your intuition tell you?

I found these in an article House Buying Tips, you can read the full article here!  I would love to hear your tips and suggestions on the topic!!!  We can use all we can get!!!  Prayers are also always welcome and greatly needed!!!  Hope you all had a great Wednesday!!!

Originally posted 2011-09-08 03:57:00.

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Kaycee

Hi all! My name is Kaycee. I live in Arkansas with my husband of over 12 years! We have a grown daughter, a son-in-love and 2 grandson. Just love being Nonna! We also have an angel waiting on us to join her one day, she was 11 months old when she went to Heaven. We also have two great Chihuahuas and a Great Dane, along with several fish in our koi pond. My educational background is in Psychology and Child Development but my heart is in ministry, crafts, fun, reviews and my website, My Crafty Zoo. I look forward to continuing to share my life through word and pictures with you and love hearing your feedback! Thank you for taking the time to read and allowing me to share! I look forward to reading your comments!

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My best advice is don’t buy more house than you can afford. We bought our little house in 1989 & it was less than what the Realtor suggested we could afford. Twenty yrs later we’re glad we bought small.

By the way, my house wouldn’t pass your inspection but I’ll keep it anyway. ;o)