Buying a new home is a major endeavor. People can spend months searching for the perfect space, and others can find their dream home in a matter of days. Knowing precisely what you are looking for is a good place to start, but make sure you look for these three things as well:
Asphalt shingles have a life of about 20 years, but that can be reduced dramatically due to Pacific Northwest weather. Since this is the most common type of roofing it’s imperative to know it’s age and its condition before you commit to the home it’s attached to.
Galvanized pipes were standard up until the mid-80s when it was discovered that they decay from the inside out, making detection of the decay nearly impossible until a major plumbing failure occurs. Get to know your potential home’s plumbing before you decide to buy.
Heating and cooling systems can be wildly expensive to fix and/or replace, and inefficient ones can create unmanageable, costly utility bills, which can be a nightmare for a new homeowner in the dog days of summer or the frigid depths of winter.
Stonebridge Mortgage Group can help you with your real estate loans and other mortgage solutions, both residential and commercial. We serve the greater Portland area and are located in Gresham, Oregon. Call us today at 503.661.5580