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Seven Ways to Avoid Buying a Property Lemon


Even when purchasing new construction, due diligence is incredibly important. We are here to guide you through every step of the process and we've put together this handy checklist to help you get educated about what to expect as you determine which homes are a good investment and which to rule out because of lurking issues.



The only safe way to avoid buying a property lemon is to get a home inspection and a pest inspection that's conducted by a qualified specialist. In the meantime, pay close attention to the structure when you view a property. Cracking in the walls or plaster indicates subsidence, which is one of the most expensive defects to fix. New homes are not immune. Inadequate soil testing and hastily built foundations without proper grading can cause a new home to crack and fail.



When water gets into a property over a sustained period, you can expect major structural damage. Rust on the roof or gutters, sagging gutters, and wall paint that’s bubbling or peeling away from the walls usually indicate a leaking roof. Other signs of water damage include damp patches, discoloration, rotten skirting boards, peeling wallpaper, and the pervasive smell of mold.

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Erin Blades Posey, Denise Duran-Marcum
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