When you are house hunting, there are important questions you should ask so you can determine if the spaces you are viewing will truly fit your needs, without you having to make costly changes after you move in. Everything is not always as it seems. First impressions may be cosmetic and not be indicative of the true condition of a home.
When touring the main living area, ask what the flooring is like. Consider its age, appearance and maintenance requirements. Is new flooring going to be needed in the near future and do you have the budget for it?
Pay close attention to the number, size and placement of the windows. Is there enough light and airflow for the activities of you or your family? Check for any condensation between the window panes and how well they operate.
Since the kitchen gets a lot of use, it is important to ask how old and what condition the appliances are in. You need to know what appliances are included with the house sale. Answers to these inquiries will determine what appliances you may have to replace now and in the future.
The bathrooms serve many functions. It is important to find out if the toilet, sink and shower work properly. Is there any evidence of an excessive moisture condition that will be a problem later? Are the bathrooms well-vented?
When looking at the bedrooms, be sure and ask about closet and storage space. Will you have ample space to store your family’s stuff without having to add storage components to the house?
These questions address just a few areas of concern. Call or email me and we can discuss in more depth what other important questions you should be asking when you are house hunting. I am always here to help.