It is wise to ask a lot of questions when viewing and considering a new home to purchase. After all, deciding on a new property to buy is a big decision, and it’s important to be well-informed about a home you’re interested in.
The following are some basic yet important questions you might ask the seller or their agent about a home you’re interested in. Bring a pen and paper to jot down the answers so you don’t lose track after viewing multiple properties.
- Why are you moving to?
- What is the square footage of the home?
- Where are the lot lines/boundaries of the property?
- What school district is local to this home?
- Are there any subdivision restrictions, or association/trash collection fees to consider?
- What appliances are included in the sale of the home?
- What type of heat and what are the annual costs?
- Have you had regular furnace maintenance done?
- How old is the furnace/water heater/water softener/central air system?
- What is the type/amperage of electrical system and is the system full?
- Are the stove and dryer gas or electric?
- Is cable television available?
- Is there a water softener or iron filter? If so, is it rented or owned?
- Have you had regular septic service performed? How deep is the well if there is one?
- How old is the roof? How many shingle layers are present?
- Is the garage insulated? Is there a door opener and is it included?