Choosing a perfect dream home is a highly personal decision. As you think about the different aspects of a home, ranking the level of importance to your needs and deciding which are negotiable and which are deal-breakers. You should determine about the home you can afford and what kind of area you would like to live in before you start looking at houses.
Below are the top considerations you should keep in mind when viewing the properties.
1. Size of House
You must have a general idea of what size of house you want before you find a real estate agent. Find out a minimum and maximum square area of footage and the number of bedrooms and bathrooms required. What size house you should buy depend on your needs and your personal preferences. If you have a large family or plan to start one soon, you will probably need to look for a house with more square footage as well as more bedrooms and bathrooms. On the other side, if your home is just you and your partner, then it makes more sense and be more affordable to look for a smaller house.
2. The House Exterior
Don’t get too excited by just looking at the perfect interior and forget about the sturdy exterior.
Here are some of the main exterior points you should check when buying a house:
Roof: This is a big one, look for any signs of damage. Also ask about how old the roof is, although you necessarily don’t need to be turned off by an older roof, as a well-maintained, sturdy one can last many decades, depending on the type of roof material used.
Foundation: Foundation problems can cause a lot of trouble in the form of tens of thousands of dollars to repair it. To find a bad foundation, keep an eye out for cracks in the walls. Doors and windows that are stuck or jam are other warning signs.
Whether or not the house bedrooms are suitable for your need will depend on what you plan on using them for. If you planning for converting an extra bedroom into a home office, you might prefer a layout where the bedrooms are away from the noises of the kitchen and living room.
When you are checking the bathrooms, make sure everything is working fine:
– Flush the toilet, test the faucets and even turn on the showers.
– Make sure the fans are working.
– Look under the sink and around the toilet seat for any kind of leaks and damage caused by water.
6. Living Room
What a does family expect in a living room? Do you want to feel cozy or modern? Always keep your ideas in mind when you are looking at the living room but try not to let any current decor divert your mind. Instead, look at the basic layout and basic style of the room. Does it fit your expectations? Could you see yourself relaxing in that space?
Buying a new home always seems overwhelming, but the whole process has to be a lot more manageable if you know what to look for and what questions to ask at what time. Are you starting the home buying process? Call us now.