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Family & Home 530 views Apr 02, 2018
Things To Remember When Buying A House

Let’s be honest about this. Purchasing a house can be one of the most complicated things anyone has to go through. Buying a house is another long-term investment and it also requires a lot of attention and research as well. This investment tends to be long-term and therefore be sure to make no major mistakes. Here are some tips and tricks you can keep in mind when you are shopping for your house.

DampSpots

Damp spots are the enemies of any house owner; be it a newbie or an experienced owner. When you walk into your potential house make sure that you have your eye out for such damp spots. It could be concealed for all you know, a typical trick any seller would follow. You can also check for the smell of mould in the house. Flaky plasters on the walls is also a thing to look for. When you are on the lookout for damp patches and flaky plaster, you can also go ahead and look for skirting boards in the house. To get around such problems the sellers of the house might paint around the spot. You can bring in your own inspector to check the interiors of the house and ensure that there are no such problems.

CheckThe Outdoors

You might be one of those people who have to have an outdoor area. A backyard or small lawn is definitely a great thing to have, especially if you have kids or pets.Your preferences are quite justified. If you are paying good money for the house, you can ask for a great garden area where you can install an outdoor fire pit if there isn’t one already. You can also install a BBQ machine. You can even have fire pits inside the house. If you go ahead and place these in a strategic manner, you get to reduce all the money you spend on unnecessary heating appliances in the house.

check the Structure

You should check the structure of the building a few times. You might not see everything the first time, so make sure that you double check a few times after that as well. If you do not know what you’re doing, you can simply talk to a few professionals who can help you. Also, remember to look for any cracks in the walls. These cracks might usually be present around the windows where the frames are inserted into the walls. If you are unable to find any cracks in the house, you can get a surveyor and check the house for cracks.

What Direction Is The Best?

It is also quite important to check which way the property is facing. For most of us, this can be quite a simple matter. On the contrary, this is quite important. Although the direction your property is facing is insignificant during winter it is quite important during summer. The summer season will be a great way to get some light into the house.