Test Drive A House With These Tips

New Home Testing Tips

Test driving a car is one of the best ways to make sure that you are making a good investment. However, there is no way to test drive your new home, which means you will never truly know that it is the best house for you until after you move. Keep these new home testing tips in mind when deciding on a new home to ensure that it is a good investment.

  • Surprise visits – before you even take a look inside the house, drive by a couple of different times of the day. Checking out the neighborhood that the property is in can help to make sure that you will fit in with the rest of the neighborhood.
  • Turn on the water – when you do schedule a walkthrough of the property, turn on the water wherever there is a faucet. Test the showers, baths, and sinks to make sure that the water pressure is comfortable.
  • Crack a window – even if it is a little cold outside, open a few windows, especially in the bedrooms. You will want to make sure that they can open easily while also checking out what the outside noise level is like. Once you close the windows, check to see if there are any drafts that could cause your energy bill to increase.
  • Check out the closets – closets can be very deceptive when it comes to how much space they have. Open all closets and measure the dimensions. Knowing how much storage you have can help you decide if you will be able to fit comfortably in the house.
  • Bring a marble – when you are walking around the house on your own, place the marble on any hardwood floors. If it starts rolling, it may be a sign that the floors are uneven which could mean serious structural issues.

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