Things to look out for when viewing a new home

Some buyers spend twenty minutes viewing a property that they will live in for many years, and usually, they live to regret it. Don’t make the same mistake as them, there are a lot of things to look out for when viewing a house, and luckily for you, we’ve made a list of the most important ones.

Are the rooms big enough?

A little trick that sellers sometimes do is place smaller furniture in the room to make the room look bigger. So when you view the house, ask yourself – will my existing furniture fit in this room?

You also need to think about what will be happening in those rooms. You may be the ones to host Christmas every year, is the living room and dining room big enough to host a number of people.

Or are the bedrooms big enough for the kids to play in?

Which direction is the house facing?

In the winter months, it doesn’t really matter which way your house is facing, but if your house faces north and south, during the brighter months, you will get a lot more natural light. As well as the bright lights, your plants in the garden will be a lot healthier, whereas if they were in the dark they would protest by dying.

What’s the area like?

Here are some questions you need to ask yourself when driving around the area of your potential new home:

  • Are there schools for your future/current children to attend?
  • Are you near any clubs or bars that could get rowdy on an evening?
  • Is there a nearby shop to walk to for essentials? Or would you have to drive?
  • Is public transport easily accessible?
  • Are there noisy roads or train-tracks?

When you get past the house viewing stage and are moving, be sure to give us a call here at AR Removals and we will be happy to help!

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