Columbus Ohio real estate

You sure can cut up a rug.

Hardwood Floors... International real estate advice... or maybe International flooring advice from across the border from Ottawa, Ontario,  Canada (isn't that exotic?)  Valerie Zinger offers advice about flooring for home buyers. 

There are two lessons here from Valerie about flooring / home buying for home buyers.   Thanks to Valerie with Royal Lepage Gale Ottawa-Ontario-Canada for allowing her flooring post to be Re-Blogged for home buyers.

 

If you jitterbug dance then go for it.  If you are house hunting then that is another story.

You are out with your real estate agent looking at homes.  There is a wonderful house with wall to wall carpet and you want hardwood.  Are you tempted to pull back the carpet in the corner just to take a peak?   

DO NOT DO THIS. 

This is not your house.  You are damaging private property.  If you really need to know, have your agent ask the listing agent if there is hardwood.  Certainly if the house is less than 10 or 15 years old - when hardwood became popular again - if there is hardwood, it would show.  If it is Granny's house and very old, maybe yes, maybe no.  In all cases, leave the carpet where you saw it.

Now for a little lesson.  In some homes, the owner or builder put hardwood only up to a square or rectangle space in the room which was then carpeted.  You look at the floor.  You see a carpet sitting on hardwood.  You assume there is hardwood under the carpet.  When you move in and start to remove the carpet - voila - plywood.  Buyer Beware.  If you find carpet in the middle of the room that does not move, ask if there is hardwood beneath. 

Finding out about flooring should not be beneath you.  

Photo credit:  Jitterbugs (III) @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/smithsonian/4247984598/

 

Valerie Zinger  email: vzinger@royallepage.com  (613-723-5300)

Royal LePage Gale Real Estate,  Ottawa, Ontario, Canada  

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