Your house is definitely your biggest investment. It's probably your biggest expense every month too. So it just goes to reason that you take especially great care of it. You want to make sure it stands the test of time, literally.

One issue that can be a problem here in Amarillo is the foundation. We have long periods of no rain. Which doesn't help anything. Then we may have times where it seems we may need to build an arc.

All this time of no moisture and then all this time of moisture can wreak havoc on your home. If you don't have a solid foundation you can have years of issues. The easiest way to avoid issues is to inspect your home.

What Should You Be Looking For?

Since you will probably be outdoors more right now. Yay, the weather is nicer. It would be a good idea to take a walk around the exterior of your home and give it a once over. You should be looking for problems. Looking for cracks in the cement around your home. Also, look for cracks in the exterior of your home.

It's also a good idea to inspect the interior of your home. You will probably notice these issues first. You will see cracks in your walls that weren't there. You may notice doors that once shut just fine, now don't. Those are both signs that something is up.

It's a lot cheaper to find these issues early on and not wait until there are even bigger problems. It's probably time to call a foundation company.

Do Your Research

We have several companies in Amarillo that can help you. A lot will give you a free estimate. The best part is if you need work done you can compare the final cost. Most of these foundation fixes have a warranty. The warranty will usually transfer to a new owner.

That is a very helpful thing to show potential buyers. This way they know that they are protected as well. So take the time and walk around and fix any problems before they give you a bigger headache.

43 Merion Pl

RARE FIND: The Last Home in a Nice Neighborhood For Sale Under $200k in Amarillo

This is it. I've found it.

This is the only home for sale in Amarillo that's in a safe neighborhood, has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and is under $200k (and not a total dump).

This adorable house at 1024 S. Travis is listed with Annie Miller of M Group and is listed at $199k. Check out the official listing for more details.

You'll find it in the historic Bivins neighborhood and it is just darling. Whoever gets to be the lucky buyer: treat it well.

As for the rest of us....well..good luck in the Housing Market Games of 2021.