HOME BUYER TIP: Pay attention to the homes age when considering an offer

Make sure you understand all the elements impacted by the homes age to avoid costly repairs after taking ownership. For example, most roofs have an average life span of 30 years, if the home is 25 years old you should ask if the roof has ever been replaced. If not, you could be looking at paying for a new roof within the next 5 years. In addition, older homes built in certain time periods may be susceptible to plumbing or electrical issues that could be problematic if they were never fixed. Consider the possible implications of these things and find out as much information as you can prior to making an offer.

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