If you’re buying real estate in San Tan Valley there are a few things to keep in mind when you find a home you’re interested in.

It’s easy to get caught up in the look of a home and picturing your furniture and family in it. But before you close the deal and sign the loan papers, you need to know what you’re getting into. And that starts with learning more about the home’s foundation.

Together, you and your Realtor should develop a list of key questions on things you want to know about the home. I’ve listed some examples below:

  • One of the most costly repairs to a home can be roof repair. Make sure you ask about the roof, how old it is and if it’s ever been repaired.
  • Another long-term issue can be drainage. Walk around the home and property and take note of sloping. Ask about the home’s elevation on all sides. You want to avoid a situation that would allow water to pool around the perimeter of the house.
  • There may be no better way to see the health of the home than doing a walk around. Take note of any cracks, where they are and how large. While cracking is normal as homes settle, excessive cracking can indicate a foundational issue.

These are just a few of the things to ask about your potential new home. As your Realtor, I can help you develop a comprehensive list. I’m an expert when it comes to buying real estate in San Tan Valley. I have helped many clients, and I am a San Tan Valley resident myself. Contact me at Down Home Real Estate today. I’ll help you ask the right questions so there are no surprises when you get into the home.

It’s an exciting time for buying real estate in San Tan Valley. Whether your family is large, small or somewhere in between, there are many housing options for your needs. If you’re considering buying real estate in San Tan Valley and want a real estate professional with the industry insight you need, I’m your guy. I look forward to helping you with all of your real estate needs.