Yes, you want to purchase a brand-new house that is lovely and has all the features you desire. However, you should also check to make sure it lacks the elements you don’t want. Learn about four things to avoid in the next paragraphs. Call Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices at (310) 373-0021 if you require the assistance of a real estate agent.


If you were looking to purchase a house and fell in love with a place only to learn that it had a mold problem, you probably wouldn’t buy it right away. But what if you are unaware that a house has a mold infestation? You may think that would be discovered during the inspection, but because mold can be so deadly (particularly for those who suffer from allergies), you must be very certain that any home you are contemplating is mold-free.

Asbestos exposed

Asbestos was a widely used building material up to the middle of the 20th century. It was then determined that it was extremely risky and may lead to cancer. Older residences could still contain this material, but builders no longer have the choice to use it in structures or goods. If a building has asbestos, it is not dangerous unless it is moved or disturbed.

Asbestos is a problem when it is chopped or when there is demolition. This might not be a problem if you want to buy the house and make little changes. You should be aware of the risks if you want to conduct a lot of home improvement work, particularly if it involves DIY projects.


Homeowners far too frequently fail to take fire danger seriously. The reality is that every single day, seven people will perish in home fires on average. The majority of those fires are caused by issues with frequently used appliances, candles, or cooking equipment. Dryer lint builds up and ignites frequently, which causes fires to start in the laundry room. In fact, the leading cause of residential fires is dryers. When purchasing a property, check to see if it has the right amount of fire extinguishers, high fire safety warnings on any included equipment, and clear entrances and exits.

Bathroom risks

The deadliest rooms in a house are the bathrooms. The floor’s slick surface is mostly to blame for this. The best-case situation when someone falls is that they feel ashamed. The worst situation is that they suffer a broken bone or a brain injury. Choose a house with bathroom safety features, or be prepared to renovate it with them.

If you have questions or need additional tips on how to buy a home, contact Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices at (310) 373-0021 for help.