4 Tips for Viewing Austin Texas Homes during the Holidays

Posted by Kent Redding on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 at 4:55pm

By The Kent Redding Group

Are you planning on viewing Austin Texas Homes during the holidays? If so, it’s a great time of year to buy a home because there will be less competition from other buyers, and sellers will be more motivated than during the spring and summer months, but you should still know what to look for in a home.

Inspect the Roof

The first thing to do before inspecting an Austin Texas Home For Sale is to view the roof because most roofs can last up to 50 years, and if you see things like curled or missing shingles from a roof this could mean that the roof hasn’t been replaced in a long time, and you could be faced with paying $12,000 or more to replace the roof if you decide to purchase the home.

Review the Heating and Cooling Units

Another important thing to do when viewing Austin Texas Homes for sale is to inspect the heating and cooling units because replacing either the air conditioner or HVAC unit can cost up to $5,000 each.

To find out how old a heater or air conditioner is just look for the serial number on either unit because the serial number will typically begin with the month followed by the year that the unit was manufactured.

Don’t be surprised if you find a heater or air conditioner that was manufactured sometime in the 1990’s because, most air conditioners can last for 20 years while an average furnace can last for up to 25 years.

Take a Look at the Plumbing inside the Home

After inspecting the heating and air conditioners inside the home you should next inspect the plumbing including all faucets, shower heads, toilets, connections under sinks and water pressure in the home because, weak water pressure could be a sign that there’s a leak somewhere in the mainline that will need to be repaired.

Inspect the Windows

Once you’ve inspected the roof, heating and plumbing inside the home you should next take a look at the windows because, if the home was built prior to 1990 it may have single pane windows and these types of windows are not energy efficient.

Search for Austin Texas Homes

To get started with searching for Austin Texas Homes for sale contact the Kent Redding Group today by calling us at (512) 306-1001 or click here to connect with us online. 

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