Here’s Your Quick Checklist For Buying A New House

So it’s time to purchase your first house! Follow our checklist to make sure you’re actually getting the house of your dreams and not a fixer upper that will leave you needing to spend even more than you need to.

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1. Scour the internet for reviews about your property and the area around it.

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2. Ask the realtor why the current tenant is moving.

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3. Check out the facilities and schools around the area.

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4. Compare the price of similar properties around the area.

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5. Use a mortgage calculator to look for the best loans.

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6. Visit the area at different times of day

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7. Check out whether the surrounding roads get jammed during rush hours

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8. Bring a professional evaluator with you to check what needs replacing or sprucing up in the house.

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9. Check if the electrical supply is adequate for your usage.

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10. Look for damp or discoloured walls – they can be a sign of plumbing issues.

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11. Check for broadband or fibre coverage.

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12. Check your signal strength.

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13. Ask about the neighbours.

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14. How long has the property been on the market?

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15. How much are service charges?

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16. What is included in the sale?

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17. Take pictures of the property