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How to Make the Most Out of Your House Hunting

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By Sylvia Morris

There are many things to consider when house hunting. Here’s a checklist to help you with the process:

The Landscaping

• Appearance of the trees, bushes, shrubs etc.

The Exterior of the Home

• Roof, downspouts, eavestroughs etc.
• Brick, wood, aluminum etc.
• The foundation
• The size of the lot
• Driveway space (private or shared)
• Number and type of parking spaces
• The sizes of the front, rear and side yards
• The patio(s) and pool (if any)

The Interior of the Home

Entryway:

• Size and layout
• Closet space

Living Room:

• Size and layout
• Fireplace (if any)

Dining Room:

• Size and layout
• Separate room or open concept

Kitchen:

• Size and layout
• Eat-in area, island, pantry etc.

Bedrooms:

• Size, layout and number

Bathrooms:

• Size, type (ensuite, powder room) and number

Basement:

• Size and layout
• Finished, unfinished, In-Law Suite
• Utility/storage area

Don’t forget to have the plumbing, heating and air conditioning, insulation, electrical outlets, sewer or septic system etc. checked out by a professional inspector.

Lastly, find out if you’ll be close to: parks, shopping areas, schools, restaurants, medical offices, recreation centres, golf courses, ball parks, arenas etc. libraries, places of worship and so on.

Happy house hunting!


Selling or Buying a Home? Contact Sylvia Morris at: (416) 705-7785.

 

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