Finally getting the deposit together for your first home is really exciting. You can become a homeowner at last! Of course there is a lot to think about – finding a solicitor as well as someone to do a survey for you such as this building survey Chelmsford based company, then of course is the matter of actually finding your new home!
Once you have spotted a house or a few houses that you would like to have a look around and are suitable for your price range, then you need to contact the estate agents to book appointments to go and see them.
When you go and look at them, there are a few things to keep an eye out for, especially if you are new to looking around houses to buy.
Damp – This is not always easy to spot but there are signs of it. A damp or musty smell is a giveaway of damp, as well as brown patches on walls and ceilings.
Sales Tricks – When you are looking around a house, be aware then people often use certain tricks in order to sell the house. Things like newly painted rooms, cleverly placed mirrors and smaller than usual furniture can lead you to believe a room is bigger than it is.
Which way the House Faces – This has a big effect on the light inside the home, as well as the garden so take a compass with you! If you want the sun most of the day in the garden, then south facing is the best garden for you.