5 Questions to Ask Yourself During House Hunting
So you’re ready to make your next big move? If you’re in the process of searching for a new home, you have likely found a few houses in your ideal locations, checked out the school reputations if you have kids, and maybe even test-drove the new commute to work.
- Before you make your final decision, be sure to ask your realtor these questions (you can even print this list to bring to your next meeting or showing):
- Can you live with the layout of the kitchen and the design of the bathroom?
- Kitchens and bathrooms are typically the most expensive rooms in a home to renovate, so be sure you are either happy with the current setup, or that you are willing to spend the additional money on renovations.
2. Do you love the house but need more room? Do you have visions of adding a pool or patio?
- Check if the town or city zoning will allow you to add additional space, and if there are restrictions on adding on amenities such as pools that you may want in the future.
3. Does the house match your personal style?
- If not, would the changes be simple and inexpensive, or major investments?
4. Did the seller undergo renovations? Are you purchasing from a builder or remodeler?
- Check out the reputation of the builder or remodeler; ask about the products that were used during the renovation to be sure the work was high-quality.
5. Are there any water related problems?
- Any sort of musty smell is typically a sign of dampness. Look for any cracks or discoloration around windows, basement walls, baseboards and around doors. Every house has its usual cacophony, but anything that’s either out of the ordinary or too much to ignore could mean costly repairs.
Or if you’d rather avoid these issues by purchasing a new construction home that meets all of your needs and comes with brand-new appliances, brand-new materials and warranties, check out the options we have available throughout Southern New Hampshire.