When you’re shopping for a new home, you don’t have to rely only on pictures or a description of the property. Most sellers will arrange an open house where you can walk through the home and get a feel for it.

Pay Attention to Damage

Unless you’re comfortable making a bunch of repairs after you move in, you should be wary of broken, run-down items in the house. Also, make note of odd smells or out-of-date carpet or countertops.

Speak Up

Home buying tips should also include asking plenty of questions about the home. Ask the real estate agent hosting the event key questions such as when different systems and elements were updated. Ask detailed questions about the home’s age, square footage and the types of materials used for cabinets and flooring.