It’s easy to walk into a home and fall in love with a beautiful color palette and meticulous staging. The hard part is looking beyond that at the bones of the house. Here are a few things to always take into consideration when buying an older home in Downtown Phoenix.
Look for Good Bones
Always look for issues with the structural, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical systems. Things like paint discoloration, sagging ceilings, hairline or larger cracks in walls could indicate problems.
Cosmetic Issues… Big & Small
Cosmetic issues can run the gamut from No Big Deal to Big Deal. Paint, cabinet hardware, lighting, and window coverings are all easy and inexpensive changes that can make a huge difference. If the bathrooms or kitchen are in seriously bad shape, that might be something to think twice about as these changes can add up to big expenses. Your realtor can advise on these types of issues.
Go With The Flow
The floorplan is another thing to consider. Talk a walk around the house a few times noting the amount of natural light and traffic flow, envisioning how you will use the space. Opening up a wall or adding one can make a huge difference, so don’t mark a house off the list without exploring those options.
There are many things to take into account when buying an older home in Downtown Phoenix, and we are always happy to help. If you’re thinking about buying in Downtown – whether old or new – or would just like to know more about the current market, give one of our Urban Connection agents a call!
Steve Caniglia – 602-301-2402
Erik Jensen – 602-717-0017
Daniel Pacconi – 480-766-3961
Samantha Chiles – 928-965-6747
Urban Connection Realty is a division of The Caniglia Group at North&Co., comprised of savvy real estate agents that are passionate about Downtown living. Follow us at @ubranconnectionphx to keep up to date on all the Downtown Phoenix happenings and real estate news.