What To Look For When Buying A House
My friend ask me, what to look for when buying a house? Before getting a house, we have two options: build or buy it. Depended on your condition and situation, consider first several things before take decision.
Buying A House
Pros: practice, simpler, make free from confusing making home designs and build it from scratch, less effort, fast way without waiting building process time, select and then buy it.
Cons: spend more money for the same dimension and specification, less flexible if we need some customization than building from the scratch.
Building A House
Pros: spend less money to get the same type, provide building skill experience, understand better about this home, we can specify whatever house that will be build.
Cons: more time consuming, more complicated process and problem, need skill to design and build, more effort.
From above short explanation, we get enough information about these options. If we have extra money, but we are busy people and we don’t have much time to wait a home is ready to use, so buy a house is perfect solution. Now assuming we will buy a house, what factors should be considered before making payment?
Location is very important factor. If we have thinking that someday we will move to new house and this house will be sold, so make location as first factor. Location will determine investment movement. Strategic location will make a house get price higher at future than ordinary location. Outside this reason, make sure location is not far from your office, kids school, hospital, store, public area and so on.
Check this house construction. If we don’t know anything about construction, hire someone to audit this house condition. Ideally, don’t buy very old house. Under five years old is acceptable. Cheap old house will spend a lot of budget to renovation. Make sure this house is strong to hold from earthquake possibility, water cannot seep through wall and other negative possibilities.
Make sure this house has good floor plan. It will determine later how comfort this house. Specify how many room will be need, fit to family members.
Water Channel And Electric
Make sure these two aspects are in normal condition. These are very crucial factors. Test by yourself, open and close water channel, does it work normally? Turn on and off lamp to check electric.
List your feature that you will expect from your house. Can a house offered by seller fulfill your expectation? Check living room, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and all of rooms.
List all of benefit and weakness then compare with price, does it make sense? Can price be justified with all of value of house? To get the best choice, get more than one offering, then select the best one.
Hope these short lists can answer what to look for when buying a house question.