Guide for WNC Homebuyers

guide for wnc homebuyers

Welcome to our Guide for WNC Homebuyers!  Which kind of home interests you?  At least one of the articles below will apply to any house in our area.  Homes by age and type have predictable maintenance, repair and lifestyle considerations.  Know before you buy by benefitting from the expertise of a local inspection company.

This collection of articles can be a guide to help homebuyers in Western North Carolina– most of these articles will also be relevant throughout much of the country and Canada.  The purpose of the articles is to help buyers anticipate repairs, maintenance and other lifestyle considerations when looking to purchase a home.

Land and Site Considerations

Buying Land

Building an Affordable House

Detached Buildings

Tiny Homes

RV Campsites

Remote Homes

Buying a House By Its Age

Newer vs. Older Homes (which is better?)

New Construction

15 Years or younger Houses

15-25 Years Old Houses

More than 25 Years Old Houses

Pre-1960 Houses

Buying a House by Type

Log Homes


Manufactured Homes

Mountain Style Homes

Ranch Style Homes

Modular Homes

Neglected Homes

By Foundation Type

By Siding Type

Other Resources for Buyers

Typical Service Life Of Components

How to Determine the Age of Your Heating and Cooling Equipment

How to Determine the Age of Your Water Heater

Quick Reference: Siding and Trim

Quick Reference: Plumbing

Local Resources (City, County, Town Planning, Permitting, Health Department, Etc…)

Western North Carolina Home Inspectors

Builder Buddy is your resource for Home Inspections of all ages, types and features.  We also provide well inspections, water testing, mold testing, radon testing and more.  Schedule online or call with questions.

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