Having your own home has always been a sort of dream for everyone. You own rules, your own styling, and your own preferences—all there on display. When you are looking into owning your own piece of real estate heaven, there are certain things that you should definitely look for. This is what we shall be looking at today.
The Immediate Area
Nothing ruins your property’s values more than neighbors from hell. These manifest early on. Seriously! In my experience, you can just be looking at the property and they’ll pop up and be there giving you their opinions. Also, look about you. How well kept are the other houses nearby? If there are any that are severely unkempt, that can mean parasites and pests that can migrate to your own home.
N o matter how lovely a place or piece of property is, you must always consider your peace of mind.
Look at the land that the house is perched upon. Is it on a hill? How is the general topography? What are the normal temperatures year round? What kind of weather does the location see?
Knowing these things can help you plan out what sort of maintenance would be needed. This can help you look over the actual building on the property and see what sort of money is needed to keep it in good condition.
The Materials Used
If you are not familiar with the materials that are used in a residential property, you should have someone who is an expert at spotting such things. It is important to know the materials because you never now how long those materials have been there.
It is usually easy to determine how sturdy the home is by having an engineer or a maintenance person come in to do inspections.
There are a lot more other things that you should be looking at but that’s all the time I have for today! Let me know what you guys look at when you do home hunts! Share the knowledge so that we can all build better decisions about home inspections.