What to look for when buying a home
The obvious answer is LOCATION, but there is a little more to it then that. The following is a general list (not in any particular order) of things that might or should be considered when looking for Real Estate:
  • Location
  • Price
  • Size of living space
  • Size of lot
  • Condition of house i.e. (furnace/roof/siding/windows etc.)
  • Zoning
  • Quality of schools
  • Distance to work
  • Type of utilities (public or private)
  • Neighborhood vs. rural
  • Potential or past use of abutting property
  • Taxes
  • Possible association fees of restrictions
  • Possible deed restrictions
  • Issues with home owners insurance
  • How long has the current owner owed it
  • How long has it been on the market
The list can go on and on, but you get the general idea. The old saying is -the only dumb question about real estate is the one you did not ask. It is important to not assume things about a house but to investigate things you want to know.