15 Critical Things to Look For When Touring an Open House

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When touring an open house, it’s easy to become distracted by things that don’t matter much. What’s with the orange-and-red shag carpeting in the master bedroom? Why the porcelain owl collection?

But there are other, more important things to look for when walking through a house. Some are obvious, but others are not.

Here are some bright red flags — and more subtle things — to look for when touring an open house.

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