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House Research List

List of things to consider before buying a house.

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Riza Hope Molo
Riza Hope Molo
28th December 2016 in home & garden
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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)

  • 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

  • Category
    Questions To Ask Myself Before Making A Decision

  • 30

    Is there dampness?

  • 31

    How much storage space is there?

  • Category
    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

  • Category
    Questions To Ask Myself Before Making A Decision

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