3 Things To Look For In A Home Before Moving In

Before You Place an Offer, Consider these 3 Things...

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You’ve just found the home of your dream that checks all your boxes. Congratulations! It looks like all you need to do is make a move on the property and send in an offer with the help of your real estate agent. But wait, did you check to ensure that everything is as it first seems with the house? After all, there are no “trial runs” or “30-day money-back guarantee” when it comes to a house!

A home inspection will be able to catch anything that needs more attention before potentially moving in, but it can be valuable to re-evaluate if a particular home is right for you after you get off the emotional high of actually finding something that appears to be perfect!

Here are 3 things you need to check up on before you place that offer:

Is Old Really Gold?

The age of a home can tell you a lot about its condition and how much maintenance it will require going forward. Older homes tend to have more problems than newer ones, but they also tend to be more charming and full of character. It’s really a matter of personal preference which type of home you prefer, but it’s something you should definitely consider before making a decision. 

The Small Details Matter

When touring potential homes, pay attention to small details that could make a big difference in your comfort level later on down the road. Things like cracks in the walls, water stains on the ceilings, or strange smells can indicate bigger problems (like water damage or mould) that may not be immediately apparent. Trust your gut – if something feels off about a particular home, move on to another one instead.

What Does Yard Upkeep Look Like?

It can also be valuable to take into account the size of the yard and how much upkeep it will require. This is something that many prospective homeowners forget about! If you have pets or young children, a larger yard might be necessary so they have room to run around. But if you’re not too keen on lawn care, you might want to opt for a smaller space that won’t take up all your free time on weekends! 

Whatever your needs may be, there’s sure to be a perfect home out there for you—you just have to know what to look for before making the big move. At LIFE Real Estate Group, we can help you find your perfect home, and help you ensure that you are making the right choice down the line before you make your offer.

For how we can help you in your real estate journey, click here: https://lifereg.ca/

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David Robertson

Since 2011, Dave brings integrity and professionalism to his clients in Ottawa when helping them buy and sell real estate. Every client matters to Dave.He doesn’t just sell you a home; he builds relationships for life by treating every client with the respect and honesty he would give his own family. Even after the sale of your home, he will continue to be there to answer all your real estate questions and recommend preferred vendors. As an Ottawa native, Dave understands the changes in the local market. Dave's previous industries in banking and home equity have sharpened his expertise in real estate trends. He will professionally explain the real estate process and paperwork involved. As team leader of LIFE Real Estate Group, Dave offers his clients a team of dedicated agents and administrators. Why hire a single realtor when you can hire a team? LIFE Real Estate Group's innovative marketing strategy and commitment to excellence has propelled them to be one of the top teams at Solid Rock Realty! Dave's passion for serving people is the foundation of his success. His goal is to earn the right to be your real estate professional for life. Whether it is creating a customized plan for creating generational wealth through real estate or even home maintenance tips, he is available for all his clients. Message Dave for past testimonials to see how he has helped local families.

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