Important Tips to consider when buying a property
The property market is always busy for there is always someone who is out there looking for some property to buy. Just as there are those looking for property to buy, there are also those looking to sell their property. This has meant that a property owner will do all that will help them sell their property even if it means hiding some basic facts about the house.
However, as the person buying the house and who will be paying their hard earned money, it is important to take time to check out the details. Normally it is your responsibility to look at the tiniest details about the house. Once you visit a house that you like, don’t let anyone rush you under the pretext that there are many houses to visit. There may be many houses to visit but not all of them will be what you like. That is why when you visit any house that you like; you should go through the following.
Walk through the house quickly
When you enter a property that catches your interest, go through the house quickly. Try to make a quick tour of the house. The essence is to get a general feel of the house. It is not to pick out what is good and what is bad. Just go through each room, bathroom and other sections of the house without being judgmental.
Go through a second time
After taking a quick look of the house, go back outside and try reentering the house only this time with the hope of taking note of the details of the house. Starting out from the front of the house, go through each part of the house as detailed as you can. Check the walls, the floors, the doors and the windows. If you can
As you go through the house, ask questions about petty details about the house. You should never hesitate to ask question about the property, after all you will be investing a huge amount on it. Ask if there are any issues concerning the house that you should know. Ask about the electricity, telephone and plumbing lines. Although you will need to get an inspector, it will help to have some knowledge about the cabling.
Check for telltale signs
Some people will show you a house and do all they can to hide some telltale signs that there is problem somewhere. For you the buyer, after you have done your walkthrough the house, you should also start looking for telltale signs that there are some issues in the house that you may not have been told. Look for things like water stained walls or water stained ceilings. These may be signs that a plumbing pipe is out of order or that the roof is leaking. While this may not be enough to discourage you from buying the house, the price you are paying should take account of such factors.