When you buy a new home in Lake City, you’ll most likely see spaces with garages – but what should you watch for to make sure you’re getting the right space for your needs? This guide explains.
What to Watch for in the Garage When You Buy a New Home in Lake City
As you tour homes for sale in Lake City, don’t treat the garage as an afterthought. These are typically important spaces, so here’s what to watch for:
- The right kind of door
- Floor condition
Here’s a closer look at each.
What to Watch for: Garage Door Type
The type of door on the garage matters – even if only for aesthetics. Some doors tilt open, while others roll up; some open with remotes, and some have smart remotes that power the door as soon as you pull into the driveway.
If nothing else, though, you should check whether the garage door has battery backup or a pull cord that’s in good shape – you’ll need one or the other in the event of a power outage.
What to Watch for: Garage Floor Condition
The condition of the garage floor is important. Check to see if it’s full of oil stains (or other stains), or whether it’s finished and sealed. Look for cracks and crumbling spots, as well.
What to Watch for: Fixtures
Fixtures are things that stay with a home when the owner sells it, and generally – but not always – the term refers to things that are attached to the house. Workbenches and shelves can be a little bit of a gray area when they’re in the garage, so ask your REALTOR® what stays and what goes before you seal the deal.
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