When shopping for a home it is important that you consider the short term and the long term. Some long-term items often overlooked are future home repairs or replacement of major parts of your home.

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Make sure that you have a qualified inspector go through your new home and check electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems. You can use these inspections to help negotiate the repair of these systems prior to closing and avoid major repair issues in the future. Also, have your roof inspected.

This inspection should note any sagging, shingle issues or possible water leaks.  While inspecting the roof, take note of tree limbs that may hang over the home and the cost of removing these potential hazards. Arvest’s home loans can help you finance your home and turn your dream into a reality. For more information, visit arvest.com.