5 Tips When Purchasing an Existing Home In Florida
Posted by Ayelet Mullen on Monday, August 30, 2021 at 3:22 PM By Ayelet Mullen / August 30, 2021 Comment
5 Top Items to keep in mind when considering the purchase of an existing home
1. Hurricane Protection
Panels, Accordion Shutters or Impact Windows - yes, you can upgrade but it is costly
2. The Roof
Age and type: Flat, Shingle, Tile/Aluminum - life span is typically longer with the latter
Termites are common and it's important to know if the home was recently or previously treated for termites. Fortunately, South Florida has several reputable termite damage specialists.
4. Polybutylene Pipes
Used in the construction of homes between 1975 and 1996, this material breaks down after 10-15 years. Have an inspector check for leaks or other issues.
Age of units - the average lifespan is 15 years but the unitl will probably need to be replaced more often if you choose to live close to the ocean with its salty air.
Now keep your cool, you just may find your home before the end of the year!