Top Things To Look Out For When House Hunting


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If you’re considering buying a home, then this list could help you get off to a great start. Yes, the number of room, the state of the kitchen, and the size of the garden are all important, but there are also other things that you need to look at before you make an offer. 

Let’s have a look at some of them below: 

Location

Location is considered one of the most important things to think about when buying a home. You can live with a less than perfect home if you are in love with neighbors and neighborhood.

This is because you can change your home but not the location once it’s bought. When hunting for a home think about things like to commute distance to work, local shops, schools, and traffic. 

The Neighborhood

This is seen as something that is heavily related to location, you wan to make sure the neighborhood, as well as the house, meet your expectations. A good way to achieve insight into the local area is to use one of the best realtors in the local area. People often say that you should go for the nicest house that you can afford in the neighbourhood that you want, even if it means making compromises or downsizing. 

The Home’s Curb Appeal

Ideally, your home will reflect your lifestyle.

If you’re a laid back person you may not want to have a home that is going to take a lot to upkeep. Choose your curb appeal based on what you will be able to maintain easily to suit your lifestyle.

You should also take into consideration the type of roof, the type of material it’s built from if the local area is prone to natural disasters, and is the landscaping up to scratch and attractive. 

The Kitchen

If the kitchen is seen as the heart of your home, so you shouldn’t settle for a home with a kitchen that won’t work. You can always plan a remodel project, but it can be expensive, especially after you’ve just moved. Maybe you could just replace the countertops or cupboard doors? 

The Closets And Storage

You will find that older homes have little storage and no closets.

If you have a lot of craft supplies, sports equipment, holiday decorations, etc. then you are going to want to make sure you have somewhere to put it all in your new home. You may find that a newer home will have plenty of storage space, but you could always add storage to a new home, with a small sacrifice to your living space.

The Windows And Lighting

Do you love your privacy or do you want to have a bright and sunny room?

When you look at a home you need to take sunlight into mind. You should also have a look at light fixtures and electrical outlets, will these let in enough light to your home? You could always add additional in later but having adequate lighting, to begin with, is ideal. 

If you keep these in mind, your house hunting is going to be more successful, and it could very well lead to you finding the home of your dreams. 

Jeff Campbell

Jeff Campbell is a husband, father, martial artist, budget-master, Disney-addict, musician, and recovering foodie having spent over 2 decades as a leader for Whole Foods Market. Click to learn more about me

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