Today, my husband and I took our first steps into house hunting. Literally. We visited two prospective homes with our great Realtor, Marla Carrico, and I fully realized this process will definitely be one of many lessons.
To start, neighborhoods have a cycle – new, growth, prime, decline and then revitalization, for example young couples start buying the older homes. An easy way to tell your prospective neighborhood’s stage is to simply look around. Take a peek at the local homes, yards, etc.
Also, another beginner lesson – if a home has foundation issues, the biggest giveaway are 45 degree cracks from the top corners of door frames heading up.