You have started the ball rolling, you have your budget under control and the mortgage process has started and now you are ready to go for your first “potential home” viewing.
Viewing a house will not only enable you to determine the suitability of the property, it will also give you the opportunity to get to know the area and ask any question that you still might have to the real estate agent
Take your time researching the property and the surrounding area before you commit to a viewing to avoid wasting your time looking at an unsuitable property.
When you find a property that you like you should visit it twice. The first visit will give you an overall impression of the home and area while a second will allow you to inspect the property in more detail.
Schedule your first viewing during the day, as this will give you a better look and spot problems with the property.
Also take a drive from the property to your work to get a feel for the commute.
Bring along a friend or family member, not just for safety reasons, but to provide an alternate view as they may be able to spot some things that you miss.
Don’t be afraid to ask direct and blunt questions about the property, neighbors and the surrounding area.
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