Are You Risk-Averse? Find A Home To Buy That Meets Your Needs

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If you rent an apartment or home, you may like the fact that you can call up your landlord if you have issues. It keeps you from having to solve complications on your own. But, you may also be interested in becoming a homeowner, which means you will need to take on various responsibilities. As a risk-averse person, you should exercise patience to find the right home.

Landscape

An ideal place to start your search is with the landscape. This means analyzing each property's landscape to determine how much risk is involved with buying the house. For instance, if a house has several tall trees, you may want to avoid buying it because these trees could be harmful.

Not only can the tree branches fall off and damage your roof or hurt someone, but a tree can get uprooted with strong enough winds. This event could cause major damage to your property. So, you cannot go wrong with prioritizing properties with short landscaping features. An easy way to do this is to set a height limit on trees of 15 or 20 feet and only look at properties with this quality.

Location

Another factor that will determine the overall risk of a property is the location. For instance, being at the bottom of a large hill makes the house susceptible to rockslides and mudslides. A home that is next to the ocean could sustain damage if there were a heavy storm surge. Also, you may want to avoid areas where the risk of disasters such as flash floods or tornadoes is high.

Pool

Although you may like the idea of having a pool, especially if you have been able to use one while living in an apartment, you will benefit from prioritizing properties without this feature. Not only does a pool require consistent maintenance, having one comes with considerable risk. You need to make sure that no children or pets can get into the pool when no adults are around.

Even if you have a pool fence, you can avoid taking any risk by not getting a pool altogether.

Age

The age of each house will play a role in your overall safety. One factor that can have an impact is asbestos, which was common in homes all the way until the 1980s. Although you can get help to remove asbestos, you may not want to worry about the risk of asbestos at all. The easiest way to handle this situation and avoid this problem is to look at homes that were built after the 1980s.

Considering these features and knowing what to avoid will help you buy a low-risk home. Contact a company like Keller Williams Realty-Debbie and Mark Sample for more information and assistance. 

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