It’s important to make sure the home is
in a good school district even if you don’t
have kids. If it is, the home will maintain
2. Crime report
Go to your local police station and ask
them for statistics on the crime rate in
the neighborhood. You can also go to
crimereports.com for information.
3. Local amenities
If you enjoy swimming,
golfing, or tennis, find out
it if there is a city pool,
golf course, or park near
Could you walk there or
would you have to drive?
Figure out how long it
takes to get there.
Figure out how long your commute will
be to work. Make sure you factor in
traffic patterns during rush hour.
Check underneath every sink in the
house and examine the pipes. Look for
leaks, water damage, and mold.
6. The roof
Carefully examine the roof and look for
signs of damage like dark spots, missing
shingles, or mold. If the roof is old, it’s
going to cost you to fix it up.
7. Heating and cooling
Make sure the heating and cooling
systems are up to date. They are
expensive to fix and replace, and if they
are low quality, they can devour your
8. Pest infestations
If you notice dead bugs around
the house, little gnaw marks on
furniture, or odd smells and
sounds, the house could be
infested with pests.
Ask the owner whether he’s
had pest problems and if any
sort of pest control has been
used to take care of them.
Hire a Pest Control
If you want to get rid of the pests in your
home (or you want your neighbor to get
rid of his pests) get a hold of a Beeline
This pest control company offers
residential services to anyone in need.
You can contact them by calling 720-
863-6676 or by visiting