Congratulations on your decision to buy a house!

But, before you buy that house you’ve been eyeing, make sure to check it thoroughly first. Don’t buy it immediately based on its curb appeal or the ‘emotional pull’ you’re feeling.

Instead, consider using this home checklist as you assess a house during your initial walk-through.

Before You Buy: Checklist for Assessing a House

Before You Buy: Checklist for Assessing a House

This is not a comprehensive home checklist, and you must not rely on it solely when you’re assessing a property. You’ll need a much more thorough inspection. Consider hiring a professional inspector – their training, experience, and expertise will prove vital to your home purchase.

Location
House Foundation
Roof
Doors and Windows
Plumbing and Appliances
Driveway

The Bottom Line

Every situation is different. These are only a few of the items that you should look at when assessing the quality of a house. This is not a comprehensive home checklist. You should make your purchase and other home buying decisions based on an inspection conducted by a licensed, professional inspector.

Note: Not all of these features are present in all homes.


Will Bell Mortgage Broker is a mortgage and finance broker based in Melbourne specializing in residential home loans.  Will is all about the average Australian understanding just enough of the broader economy to take action on your own personal economy.  He is the host of the My Personal Economy Podcast which you can check out here.

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