Spotlight on Homes in Boise
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Below you will find the things you may want to look for and check as you search homes in Boise to find your very own Boise home.
Materials and Finishes
All of the materials and finishes on homes in Boise will depend upon the price range of the house in question. If the house is selling at a lower price point, the materials and finishes will be along the lines of vinyl, carpets, plastic, and plastic laminate finishes on counters. High price point homes should have tile, hard wood flooring, high-end carpeting, and granite or slate finishes in the kitchen and bathroom counters.
Ask the seller if they have made any upgrades to the home on their own, and find out if these are true upgrades or if they're standard amenities by checking with your real estate agent. Additionally, find out how much (approximately) these upgrades cost in order to figure out the value of the home.
Check toilets, sinks, bathtubs, showers, and counter-tops for appropriate upgrades and conditions. This is not only so that you can figure out the home's value, but so that you'll note if you will need to do any of your own remodeling or upgrading. Ultimately, this will help you with your initial offer on the house.
Check stoves, refrigerators, washers, dryers, water heaters, and other appliances for their age, energy efficiency, wear and tear, and service needs. Most sellers will offer new appliances with the home sale.
Major house systems should be in good condition and not in need of serious repair, unless you're specifically looking for an extreme fixer-upper. Check the HVAC system, the electrical system, water heaters, and other major systems throughout the household. Additionally, make sure that you invest in a full home inspection before buying a place. Spending $500 - $1000 up front may seem like a big investment, but if the home inspector discovers a serious flaw in the foundation or electrical system, you could (literally) wind up saving tens of thousands of dollars.
So when your're buying look for these amenities that could make or break your investment.
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