After months of searching, you’ve finally found your ideal home. But before you sign on the dotted line, here are a few things you might want to consider:
Which way does the house face?
This is essential, especially when it makes a difference between an overly heated home with little ventilation and an airy home that has ample lighting.
What is the area like?
Take a walk around the property and observe the area. Are there a lot of noisy restaurants around? What are the neighbours like? Are there any convenience stores around? Is there public transport nearby? This is to give you an idea of what to expect before you move in.
How safe is the area?
If the property is within a gated community then you’re all set. If not, then you might have to look at the surrounding houses and see if there are ample residents living around the neighbourhood. You might also want to check if there is sufficient public resources around.
Are there sufficient facilities available in the community?
It helps to ensure sufficient public facilities around your neighbourhood such as a swimming pool, a community centre, a sports complex and/or playgrounds. These amenities provide a sense of community and is a great way to get to know your neighbours.
Is the property easily accessible to major roads?
It helps to know which major roads the property links to. This will help with the ease of traveling, avoiding any future congestion going in and out of the property
Will there be any major developments happening in the area in the near future?
Apart from determining the appreciation of the property value, this would also help in determining if the density of population around the area is looking to be increased and whether that increase is something you wish to be a part of.
Is there sufficient drainage in the area?
Examine the whereabouts and levels of external drains and see if they are accessible and fully functional.