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4 Things to Ignore When House Hunting

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When buying an Irvine home for sale, it’s easy to get caught up in how the home is decorated or if the yard is perfectly manicured. However, long-term, these are things that don’t matter and can easily be changed. When hitting the pavement in search of your perfect place, don’t let these four things distract you from what really matters.

1. Color and Decor on the Walls

The easiest cosmetic changes to make inside of a home are the color and decor on the walls. If the previous homeowners had hideous taste in wallpaper, or if they painted the rooms a color you dislike, this will be a simple fix and isn’t one worth losing out on a great home over. Instead, pay attention to the size of the rooms and how much wall space is in the home.

2. Appliances

Outdated appliances often give prospective homebuyers pause, but fear not. You can easily switch outdated white appliances with new top-of-the-line stainless steel models. If cost is a concern, ask about buying as-is floor models.

3. Knobs and Fixtures

Sinks, showers, and faucets can receive an instant upgrade by swapping out their hardware. You can purchase and install a waterfall showerhead with just the help of a wrench. You can also exchange dated, plastic faucet knobs for a sleek, chrome faucet system within an hour’s time. Rather than scrutinize the fixtures, pay attention to the actual storage and layout of the kitchen and bathrooms, which are much more difficult and costly to change.

4. Curb Appeal

If the house for sale in Irvine is a foreclosure or an older home without a resident, it is possible that the curb appeal may leave you wanting. The exterior of a home can be spruced up with a coat of paint, some trimmed hedges, and good lawn maintenance. Make sure that the neighborhood and the lot size are things you will be happy with long-term.

Don’t get caught up in things that don’t matter while house hunting. Instead, work with an experienced real estate broker in Irvine who can steer you through the process from start to finish. Make an appointment today by calling (714) 454-6304. We look forward to hearing from you!

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