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By Jennifer Viner 817-914-4401 | Agent in Fort Worth, TX

Home Buying step five point one

So we have begun to view homes. I have seen it all, no joke. The best was a seller divorcing, when you walked in the first wall you looked at was painted black with a devil on it and the words "go to H-E-double chopsticks", it got sold, paint is cheap. FYI to sellers: do not recommend this. Paint neutral colors so buyer can visualize there things in this house(not a home anymore, it is a house when on the market)

So we have begun to look, like I mentioned I look at three things. One foundation, please note I am not a foundation person. Here is what I do know, three main items when it comes to foundation, the house has had foundation issues and repairs have been made, two it has foundation issues and repairs need to be made or three it will need foundation repair due to it has not come to light. Ugh, stupid expansive soils in our area and stupid drought. 

Here is the thing, call a foundation company during the termination option part of your contract if you have concerns. Not only can they say yes or no in regards to the foundation, but they will give you information on irrigation, i.e., gutters or drains or sprinklers that will aid your home and its foundation. 

Here is also what I know, I have seen foundation problems in 3 year old homes and in 30 year old homes, it happens, it is part of home maintenance. I have seen some with none. I do not have a crystal ball to say whether one will or one won't.

I have two great lead foundation companies:

Structured Foundation and Per ma Pier.

Have you done step two?? Call if needed 817-914-4401.

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