What to Look for When Buying a House What to Look for When Buying a House
Purchasing a house is more than a straightforward transaction. To ensure you find the perfect home, there are many things you need to bear in mind before you part with your money.
If you are unsure of what to look for when buying a house, this month’s blog at
TJ Goodwin & Associates is here to help. For more information, call us in Norfolk on 01263 587 047. Are there Signs of Damp?
Damp should be avoided whenever possible. The main signs of damp are musty smells, flaking plaster and watermarked walls. Make sure you look closely near ceilings and skirting boards. These are areas where damp will first show.
Sometimes the smell of damp will show itself before you see it.
Storage space is valuable. However, it is often overlooked. Make sure there is enough storage space for your needs as it can be difficult to add more later on. Newer builds tend to have less storage than older properties.
Is the Property Energy Efficient?
Energy costs are on the rise. Therefore, it is worth asking about the property’s insulation. A well-insulated home can have a huge impact on your energy bills and comfort. Have a look in the attic to see if there is any insulation and check pipes for lagging.
Furthermore, double glazing will help prevent heat from escaping in the winter. Make sure you check the windows to see how modern they are.
Check the Electrics
With the number of electrical gadgets used now, electrical faults are becoming more common. Old wiring can be dangerous and can be expensive to replace. It is important you look at power points and any wiring you can find when viewing the property.
Fuse boards are a good indicator of an electrical system’s age. If it looks out of date, it is possible the wiring is too.
Check Out the Local Area
If you are new to the area, it is important to check it out. Is there easy access to public transport? If you have children, what are the local schools like? What is parking like?
There are many things that should be considered.
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For more information about what to look for when buying a house, don’t hesitate to contact TJ Goodwin & Associates. Call us in Norfolk on
01263 587 047. Alternatively, you can fill out our online contact form.