South Bay HOME Magazine Spring 2019


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South Bay HOME 2019


Ten things to consider when buying your first home

image-1000pxBuying your first home can be an intimidating decision. Not only will it likely be the biggest purchase of your life, but it is oftentimes both a lengthy and complex process.

It goes without saying that there are many factors to consider as a first-time home buyer. There’s a lot to learn, and a lot to know, about a process that commonly takes months to complete from start to finish. Even when things go smoothly, a first-time home buyer will require patience, organization and knowledge to navigate through the process.


Home buying: The final walkthrough

image-1000pxThe final walkthrough is the last step to take just before the home buying process is complete, and it is a crucial step.

The final walkthrough is not a home inspection. But it is the opportunity to ensure the condition of the house hasn’t changed since your last visit, and the chance to ensure you’re getting the same house and amenities you agreed to purchase. It’s also the time to confirm that any previously agreed-upon repairs have been made and the terms of your contract are all met.

It’s tempting to cruise through a final walk-through, or even skip it altogether, especially when you’re pressed for time. But that’s never a good idea. A buyer’s walk-through not only gives you confidence in your purchase, but it can pinpoint any lingering problems that need to be settled before closing. Remember, once you close on the home, the previous owners are not obligated to fix any new damages.


Inspiring Modern Home Architecture

image-1000pxIn many forms and functions, modern home architecture is all around us.

In general terms, modern architecture is commonly characterized by the simplification of form and the absence of decoration and ornamentation. Modern architecture is derived from the common themes of “form follows function” and “less is more,” resulting in designs that eliminate unnecessary detail, derive directly from their purpose and focus on the visual expression of a building’s structure and façade. Many consider modern architecture in terms of minimalism and the use of modern and industrially-produced materials (metal and concrete) that are highlighted rather than concealed or altered in their appearance.