Purchasing a home is a huge financial decision, do not go in blindly. Touring each home is one of the most important parts of the home buying process. How do you ensure your making the most of each visit? What are some key elements to look for?

Visible mold inside of home

Roof damage

Age of the furnace or HVAC system

Flooding, water damage or mold

Insulation Quality

Plumbing issues

Exterior/Interior cracking

Uneven floors

Grading of the yard

No house is perfect, so try not to get hung up on little imperfections. Cosmetic changes are fairly easy and affordable. Making sure your future home does not have any of these key items may prevent you from purchasing a home that will require a lot of fixes.