Housing Considerations

Posted on: 26 July 2017

If you are looking at a house with the intention of possibly buying it, then you want to make sure you are on the lookout for potential problems. You should always have an inspection done, as well as a termite inspection. However, along with paying attention to the inspection reports, there are also other red flags that you want to look for on your own that may indicate that you may want to pass on purchasing that particular house and keep looking for another one. Here are some red flags to be on the lookout for when you are checking out a house:

Are you going to have parking issues?

One of the things that you want to make sure of is that you are going to have plenty of room to park your cars and that they are going to be safe. A house that has you parking your cars on the street can cause an array of problems for you. You can end up the victim of a prank when kids drive by throwing rocks at windows, which unfortunately happens quite often in some neighborhoods. You will also have a harder time entering and exiting the car safely, especially if there is a good amount of traffic on that street. If you will be sharing a driveway with the next-door neighbor, then make sure it's wide enough for the both of you and that they don't have very wide vehicles that are going to present major room issues.

Is the house on a busy street?

You may really like a house, but if it is right on a busy street then there are some serious issues you want to consider. If you have children or pets then you may find that the busy street ends up being a constant worry for you. Also, you need to think about what you are going to have to go through everything you want to leave the house. You are going to have to wait for an open spot in traffic to even pull out of your own driveway which can be a real problem if you need to leave your house during rush hour. You aren't going to be able to enjoy nice quiet walks in the evening on your own street either.

Is the house in a safe neighborhood?

You don't just want to check the crime statistics and reports for the street your house is located on, but you want to know that the whole area is safe. You are going to be shopping in that area, paying bills in that area, taking your kids to those schools and possibly even working there. You want to know you are statistically safer in everything that you do when you move into that neighborhood.

So make sure you find real estate that fits all of your needs!