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February 8, 2023 | Posted by: Angela Robinson

Watch for DIY jobs

Anything that has to do with the structural integrity or safety of your home should be left in the capable hands of a professional. It will end up costing you more to have someone come in and fix the mess you have created.

“Lipstick and mascara” work

If you see patchwork repairs, usually that’s a sign that the previous owner has tried to cover up an issue. If you are looking at a renovated home, go to the city and find the permits. No permits typically means they didn’t hire a pro or they did the work themselves.

Home inspections

Having a qualified home inspector do a thorough inspection is always recommended. They can assess the major systems of your home and give you a better idea of what you are investing in.

Budget for maintenance and repairs

Think about all the repairs that need to be completed and make sure you have the money saved up for that. Do your research on what it will cost to maintain the home and do a thorough maintenance check of your home every season.

Energy management

If a full smart home is not in your plans, you can take simple steps to reduce your energy bills. Start by installing a programmable thermostat. It is a great way to manage your energy bills.

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