I love to paint! We have painted many homes over the years and I find it very theraputic. It always freshens up a room, changes the mood in a home, brightens a dark room or darkens a room to change from drab to a romantic room. Some say it's tedious work with cutting lines at the ceilings, ... » Learn More about How much paint will you need when painting a room?
No house is perfect, even new construction homes. So ask the seller to buy a home warranty and write this into the purchase contract. A home warranty pays out of your mechanical or elctrical systems malfuntion (minus a deductable). Typically, it also covers the air conditioning, furnace, water ... » Learn More about Rule #4 Get A Home Warranty
To check for rusting pipes or poor water presure, just turn on the water and see what comes out. If the water is brown, you've got rust. If the water is gushing (or trickling), you've got water presure issues. When it comes to electrical, poorly installed or poorly maintained electrical systems ... » Learn More about Rule #3 Check The Appliances
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 walls usually indicate a leaking roof. Other signs of water damage include damp patches, dicoloration, ... » Learn More about Rule #2 Look for Water Damage
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 ... » Learn More about Rule #1 Buyer Guide