The common process of home buying requires that a home inspection should be conducted. This is to ensure that the house adheres to construction standards, is safe for you and your family, and is generally fit for living. Here are other things you should know.
The house should be free of foul odor.
You should also be concerned with the health of your family because the house you are going to buy will be your dwelling place for long periods of time. As such, it should be one that is free from foul odor. In many instances, bad odor can also be a telltale sign that it is infested by molds, mildew, and other fungi. These organisms can easily mix-in to the air circulating inside the house. Before you sign a closing deal, you can request for total fungi elimination.
There should be no water stains in the basement.
Unless it is just a glass of water or any liquid spilled on the basement floor, there should be not too many water marks on the basement. Multiple water stains in it can be a sign of bigger underlying problems such as basement flooding, problem with the rain gutter, or with the water pipes laid on the ground. If you suspect that the water stains are caused by this, you can request for water proofing.
There should be no damages on windows, door, ceiling, and other parts of the house.
As a home buyer who will probably be the next home owner, you have all the rights to request for repairs and fixes. If you want a house that has a good living condition, then you should look at house parts that are frequently seen such as windows, doors, and ceiling. Sometimes, these parts may look beautiful from afar but tiny damages reside on them. You always have to look at them closely to see if glass panes have cracks, if doors close and open properly, and if ceilings have peeling portions.
The neighborhood must be peaceful and orderly.
In addition to the living condition of the house you are going to buy, pay importance to the living condition of the neighborhood too. The house may be beautiful but the neighborhood where it belongs may not be desirable. Check about the crime rate. Local police desks can help you dig the stats. Are there structures that will serve basic needs and services? Is it generally peaceful at night? This you have to know by performing a night visit in the neighborhood.
Make the house you are going to buy a heaven for you and the entire family. Perform quality check not only of the house itself but of the neighborhood too and you can be confident that it is fit for living.
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