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 For the first time Edmonton home buyers buying an Edmonton house is a life changing experience.

May it be buying your dream home or for just a temporary living space it’s better to know the tell-tale signs if the house you're going to buy has a few troubling secrets.

So here are some of the things to lookout for when buying a home.

Foundation or Structural Problems.

Hard to close doors, misshapen door frames and cracks in the foundation are just some of the signs that there is something wrong. The best way to determined whether there is damage to your prospected house is to hire an expert to conduct a thoroughly analysis to see the structural integrity of the house.

Pest Problem

Termites and carpenter ants are some of the common pest to look out for. Since a pest problem can cost a significant amount of money to correct, hiring a pest inspector is reasonably inexpensive.

Good & Bad Odors

Both good and bad odors can be bad news. If a home has a plug-in air freshener in every room there is a possibility that the home owner is attempting to cover up a foul odor.

Also be on the lookout for random fresh paints.

Electrical System Issues

Not all home buyers are professional electricians, but there are some things that can be done by the everyday buyer. By simply checking outlets, turning on the light switches and checking for flickering lights are the few simply ways to check if the electrical system is working properly.

Poor Drainage

Clogged gutters are a sign of problems to come. Puddles, Yard Erosion and Water Infiltration are just some of the clear signs which could lead to water problems inside the house.

Mold

Anyone knows what molds are. It's everywhere. In foods, clothes, cars, anywhere you can think of, houses are no exception.

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