What to Look for During A Home Walk Through

Buying a house in St. Louis is not only a big decision, but it is a big investment on your future time and money.  Whether it is your first house or your fifth, choosing your future house can be a daunting decision.  Here are some simple things to look for as you walk inspect your future abode which help make the process less intimidating. 

Water

One of the easiest tests to do, and in the long run, most beneficial, is to check the water pressure in the taps. When walking though a potential house do a quick check of the taps in the kitchen and bathrooms to make sure they all work and there is enough water pressure. It’s also helpful to check the showers and sinks to see if they drain properly, and flush the toilets to make sure they are all in working condition.  Also check the hot water heater to see if the tank is big enough to fill the needs of your family. These small things can save you a lot of money in the long run, especially in older houses. 

Doors and Walls

Shut and open all the doors to see if they stick in any way.  Check to see of the doors line up properly and how they run in relation to the floor and ceiling. When things are not aligned right it could be a sign the walls or foundations could be sinking.  Check for cracks in the walls or slopes in the ceiling.  These may be minor problems cosmetically, but in the long run they can cost you a lot of money if there are foundational or roof troubles. 

Windows

Windows are the most inefficient points in the house as the glass has no insulation and heat is easily lost though them.  It is important to check and insure  the windows open and close properly, the glass is not cracked and the wood is not rotten.  Check around the frame of the window for any cracks or places where the wood could be rotting.  

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