A Weary Welcome: Common Concerns For New House Buyers

Monday, March 9, 2020

A new home is a new start. And so many people that are desperate to get onto the property ladder, they will overlook numerous hazards. But this is an incredibly common oversight. Many people feel that they will disregard so many different things in order to get onto the property ladder that they think they can fix these things up, when in fact they are setting themselves up for a very expensive few years. What are the things that you need to keep an eye out for in a new home?

Cheap Appliances

One of the ways that developers cut corners is to use name brand appliances but have the cheapest low-end version of that brand. This means that you could very well be setting yourself up for a complete renovation within a few months. When it comes to appliances that run the risk of breaking it's a good idea to do some inspecting yourself. You can always get a plumber out to fix these issues but they will only help in the short-term. If appliances are shoddy it's the equivalent of putting a band-aid over a gunshot wound.

No Insulation

Across the country, building codes vary. And some states don't require the exterior walls to have insulation. The main culprits are places like garage walls and ceilings. But the great thing is that insulation is cheap. And if you are looking to prepare your home for the harsher seasons you can very easily insulate the garage. For people that have rooms over the garage, you can also install heaters. Insulation is one of those components that can't be neglected. And this is especially true in the fact that if you need to heat the home a lot you will be wasting a considerable amount of money.

Poor Electrical Work

Developers can provide minimal wiring for a new property. Usually there is just enough for a handful of electrical outlets and a ceiling fixture in one room. Granted, they don't know how much electricity people will need from day to day but when people move into a property it's only then that they find out that the property isn't providing adequate light. Adding one electrical outlet can cost upwards of $800 and if the walls need opening up this could run into the thousands. It's important to ascertain if someone has lived in the property before. But if it's a brand new home it might be a good idea to speak to someone who has moved into this type of property.

Quick Renovations

There are numerous signs of quick renovations. The best thing you can do is to check the brands of appliances that have been installed recently and do your research on the internet. It's always a good idea to get a home inspection done before you move into a property so you'll have a professional unbiased opinion of the property.

It's not something that we should cut corners on. But sometimes when we are desperate to get onto the property ladder these things can be major oversights. It's far better to prepare yourself for these things up front.

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