House-hunting is a very exciting time. But sometimes buyers get a little too excited that when they see a home they like, they immediately think it’s their ultimate dream home. So they go ahead and hastily make the purchase. Everything is perfect… until it isn’t anymore. Why? It’s because they realize that they have overlooked an issue. This can easily result in buyer’s remorse. We don’t want that, do we?
As much as possible, we want to avoid such an unpleasant situation. That’s why it’s really important that as a buyer, you are thorough when you’re looking at a house. Be objective. Try not to tell yourself that the “unique” style of the house compensates for whatever it could be lacking. You really shouldn’t! Make sure you check everything because even the littlest things can turn out to be a big trouble later on. Here are some of the things that are commonly overlooked by buyers:
Whether or Not there’s Room for Change
If you are buying a house, chances are, you plan to stay there for at least a few years. That is why it is important that you think of what you could possibly need or want in the future. For instance, if you are just starting a family, a two-bedroom house might be perfect for you at the moment. But additional members of the family in the future would also require additional rooms. You don’t want to learn too late that an expansion or an addition is not possible.
What The Homeowners Association’s Rules are Like
If you intend to move to a home that is a part of a neighbourhood with a homeowner’s association, it is wise to find out their rules and regulations. If you can, speak to someone from the board and learn as much as you can. It’s going to be a little heartbreaking for you to find that some of the activities you love doing are not allowed in the area.
What It’s Like in the Neighbourhood After Sunset
A quiet street can easily turn into a party avenue. Yes, aside from the crime rate in the area, it’s best that you know what the neighbourhood is like at night when all of your neighbours are home. What if you end up living next door to an apartment rented by students who like to party regularly? Or what if you have to walk home at night from work and the street seems unsafe? You want to be sure that you are going to be safe and comfortable living in your neighbourhood – especially at night.
See, there is more to buying a house than just finding a property with good aesthetics and the right number of rooms. Make sure you think things through before you purchase. A reliable real estate agent like Tammy Samuels can help guide you through the entire process and ensure that you are not missing anything important that could matter later on. Call Tammy today!