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5 Myths You Need To Know About Owning A Home

In the process of pursuing your lifelong dream of owning a home? We truly are happy for you and we’re excited for the pleasures homeownership are going to bring you. There are, however a number of challenges that come along with the process and there are certainly some myths you need to be aware of.

Myth #1: Inspectors Will Find Each And Every Problem

Sure, you should certainly hire a home inspector to go through the house you’re looking to buy and present you with any obvious red flags. Just know that they are not going to examine every square inch of the house.

We recommend asking them specifically about the home’s current electrical system and any issues they may find with the wiring, the outlets and so forth.

Myth #2: All “Improvements” Add Value

If and when you decide to sell your home, just know that not everything you consider to be an improvement, will add value to your home. For example, if you have a leaky roof and spend the money to get it repaired, you’re simply bringing it back up to the standard.

Myth #3: You Need To Do All Work And Repairs Yourself

No, you don’t necessarily need to buy a lawnmower and a weedwacker and no, you definitely don’t need to install light fixtures and replace wiring yourself. Sure, you may have to pay to have these things taken care of by professionals, but most of the time it’s worth the expense.

Myth #4: Brand New Homes Require No Maintenance

You can choose not to to any maintenance at all, but you’re going to pay the price. Homes are very complicated and even brand new construction needs a little attention every now and then.

Myth #5: Remodeling Is Quick And Easy

You may have seen remodeling shows on popular television channels that make each and every repair or remodel look like it only takes a few days. In reality, most projects take weeks or even months, so always plan for the worst and hope for the best!

 

Now that you’ve got these things in mind, you’ve tackled half the battle (well, sort of)! Happy house hunting!