Following things first-time homebuyers look for in a house

Written by Posted On Tuesday, 27 May 2014 03:28

What should first-time homebuyers look for in a house?

The cover-up techniques sellers apply while selling their property usually fool first-time buyers into purchasing property that isn’t really as good as it seems. First-time homebuyers are more prone to ignoring hidden defects that are later likely to cost them a big to correct. It is therefore very important for first-time buyers to be vigilant and do their research before buying their first property. is providing some tips for its users and we hope they will be useful to you when you set out to buy for the first time.

How good is the neighbourhood?

The first and foremost thing that determines the quality of life you are likely to have in your new home-to-be is the neighbourhood it is in. Look for a place that will help you and your family have a decent time hanging out and forming new friendships. You can always talk to the residents of the area and get their views on the neighbourhood. Sometimes an apparently fine-looking area can turn out to be a shady place to live or could have serious security issues.

Does the area have the facilities you need?

A neighbourhood located away from the hubbub of the city would entice almost anyone, but one has to think practically while choosing such a remote location. Travelling a large distance back and forth from the city centre for work and other needs can be quite unfeasible in the long run, causing a strain on both your time and resources.

Is the house naturally lit and well-ventilated?

For a healthy lifestyle, it is important to live in a house that has paths for natural light as well as ventilation. Ventilation and natural light keep bacteria and pests at bay and keep residents feeling fresh and unstressed. Many new buyers tend to overlook this essential factor. With its glossy finish, flashy lights, and shiny floors, a house staged for sale is likely to distract their attention from such important details, but they should know better.

The much-needed spaces

Initially, an absent powder room or smaller porch might not bother you, but it eventually will. After you settle down in a house that does not have the much-needed spaces such as dressing rooms, storerooms, laundry areas, and of course, a decent-sized car porch, you will realise what a big mistake you have made. So be mindful of these spaces when considering a potential new house.

Other things to consider before buying a house include checking the quality of fittings, finishing, and fixtures. Don’t let the paint job and temporary finish trick you, since durability matters more than the pretty appearance, especially in case of a house that you plan to occupy for years to come.



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