Home Buying? 5 Things to Check Before Moving In

Posted by Steph Kaye on Friday, October 6th, 2017 at 12:14pm.

Are you buying a new home? Are you overwhelmed by the amount of documents  thrown your way and the aspects of your new home you have to ensure are up to snuff? Well there are 5 crucial things to check for when examining the new property you are going to purchase.

THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Check out the condition of the houses in your targeted neighborhood because this will directly impact the value of your house. Do people do a good job of keeping up their property? Are you also located near a school or town center because this can impact the value of your property too. 

STORAGE SPACE: You’ll want to look around for adequate storage space in the kitchen, bathrooms, and closets. As you transition into your new space you don’t want to be faced with living with clutter because you’re short on storage.

PLUMBING SYSTEM: Run the faucets to make sure that everything is in working order. Furthermore, we recommend getting a professional in to determine if you’ll need a hot water tank soon or not and the radiators are working well. 

THE ROOF: As one of the most costly aspects to care for when owning a house. So prior to purchasing hire a professional roofer to provide an assessment of the state of the roof. The last thing you want is to purchase a home and find out that your first big expense is to shore up the roof. There’s too much potential damage riding on a faulty roof, so being proactive about it can save a lot.

SUFFICIENT DRAINAGE:  Don’t overlook this other crucial aspect to home purchasing – inspecting the drainage situation. There are too many problems that can arise if the system is faulty. Structural damages can manifest without the proper drainage system in place. Be smart and inspect before buying. 

It’s easy to love a property and want to run head long into purchasing it. However, with just a little extra time you can investigate these key points and then go in to the buying process knowing what to expect and how to avoid costly issues down the road. 

Happy hunting!

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