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House Research List

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List of things to consider before buying a house.

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  • Things to Check

  • 1
    Indoor-outdoor flow. (The ease with which you can move from indoor to outdoor living areas and back again)
    Indoor-outdoor flow. (The ease with which you can move from indoor to outdoor living areas and back again)
  • 2
    Size of rooms. (Not too big, not too small)
    Size of rooms. (Not too big, not too small)
  • 3
    Interior layout. (The interior layout, or floor plan, can have a big effect on your daily life)
    Interior layout. (The interior layout, or floor plan, can have a big effect on your daily life)
  • 4
    Lot grade. (The steepness of a lot is in some ways even more important than its size)
    Lot grade. (The steepness of a lot is in some ways even more important than its size)
  • 5
    Window size and placement. (Look for a home with ample, well-placed windows)
    Window size and placement. (Look for a home with ample, well-placed windows)
  • 6
    Amount of natural light.
    Amount of natural light.
  • 7
    Regional weather considerations
    Regional weather considerations
  • 8
    House orientation on lot. (The way a house is positioned on its lot affects how much natural light it gets)
    House orientation on lot. (The way a house is positioned on its lot affects how much natural light it gets)
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    Driveway length and width
    Driveway length and width
  • 10
    Street parking
    Street parking
  • 11
    Staircase steepness and length
    Staircase steepness and length
  • 12
    Architectural details
    Architectural details
  • 13
    Heating and cooling systems
    Heating and cooling systems
  • 14
    Laundry room location
    Laundry room location
  • 15
    Kitchen features
    Kitchen features
  • 16
    Number of bathrooms
    Number of bathrooms
  • 17
    Ceiling height
    Ceiling height
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    Closeness of neighbors
    Closeness of neighbors
  • 19
    The neighborhood
    The neighborhood
  • 20
    Smell for mould, and animal-related odours. Knock on walls to see if they sound hollow.
    Smell for mould, and animal-related odours. Knock on walls to see if they sound hollow.
  • 21
    Research your broker's credentials
    Research your broker's credentials
  • 22
    Check for "dealbreakers" or "red flags"
    Check for "dealbreakers" or "red flags"
  • 23
    Negotiate the purchase price
    Negotiate the purchase price
  • 24
    Don't let yourself feel pressured to make a decision right away
    Don't let yourself feel pressured to make a decision right away
  • 25
    Carefully consider what you can really afford
    Carefully consider what you can really afford
  • 26
    Gardens and yards are work
    Gardens and yards are work
  • 27
    Buy a property you can afford now, not later
    Buy a property you can afford now, not later
  • 28
    Select an agent carefully
    Select an agent carefully
  • 29
    The search can take longer than you think
    The search can take longer than you think
  • Questions To Ask Myself Before Making A Decision

  • Things to Check

  • 1
    Indoor-outdoor flow. (The ease with which you can move from indoor to outdoor living areas and back again)
  • 2
    Size of rooms. (Not too big, not too small)
  • 3
    Interior layout. (The interior layout, or floor plan, can have a big effect on your daily life)
  • 4
    Lot grade. (The steepness of a lot is in some ways even more important than its size)
  • 5
    Window size and placement. (Look for a home with ample, well-placed windows)
  • 6
    Amount of natural light.
  • 7
    Regional weather considerations
  • 8
    House orientation on lot. (The way a house is positioned on its lot affects how much natural light it gets)
  • 9
    Driveway length and width
  • 10
    Street parking
  • 11
    Staircase steepness and length
  • 12
    Architectural details
  • 13
    Heating and cooling systems
  • 14
    Laundry room location
  • 15
    Kitchen features
  • 16
    Number of bathrooms
  • 17
    Ceiling height
  • 18
    Closeness of neighbors
  • 19
    The neighborhood
  • 20
    Smell for mould, and animal-related odours. Knock on walls to see if they sound hollow.
  • 21
    Research your broker's credentials
  • 22
    Check for "dealbreakers" or "red flags"
  • 23
    Negotiate the purchase price
  • 24
    Don't let yourself feel pressured to make a decision right away
  • 25
    Carefully consider what you can really afford
  • 26
    Gardens and yards are work
  • 27
    Buy a property you can afford now, not later
  • 28
    Select an agent carefully
  • 29
    The search can take longer than you think
  • Questions To Ask Myself Before Making A Decision

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