Given the amount of time buyers spend viewing a property, and how high emotions can run when they do, it’s no wonder they often forget to check the following before buying a home
The commute – However and whenever you travel to work, do a dry run of the commute from any home you’re seriously considering, as it’ll be a daily part of your life there. You don’t want to find out after you’ve moved in that the trip is too long, too stressful, or, if you rely on public transit, even possible.
Water pressure – Low water pressure can be symptomatic of plumbing problems and affect how the home’s appliances perfgorm Don’t neglect to turn on the taps, flush the toilets, and run the showers throughout any home you’re getting serious about. Better yet, do a couple of those things at the same time to see how water pressure is affected.
Storage space – Lack of storage can make an otherwise great home hard to live in day to day. But despite its importance, buyers often don’t think about it until they’ve moved in and looking for places to put everything away. You might not need a lot of storage space, but however much you need, check to see it’s there before you buy.
Noise – Many buyers end up sorry that they didn’t listen as well as look during showings, or visit prospective properties at different times of the day and weekend. If they had, maybe they’d have noticed the noise from those early morning deliveries, or from the heavy diesel-engine vehicles on the nearby thoroughfare disrupting the late-night quiet on weekends.
Buying before selling – Saddled with two mortgages (an especially dicey position to be in if the market cools between buying and selling) and finding themselves in a weaker position as a buyer (whose money is tied up in their current home) and a seller (who might get desperate to sell), many sellers have regretted buying their next home before selling their current one.