Things to Look For See Beyond the Staging!
Is there a propane tank or natural gas? If propane, is the tank owned or leased? Do you want propane included in the purchase price?
Is it on water? Is it located in a flood plain? How deep is it at the end of the pier? What kind of shoreline does it have?
Utilities / Internet
As a buyer you can contact local companies for averages.
Be certain to look and smell for moisture in the basement.
ADDITIONS & UPDATES
Any improvements or renovations made since the home was last purchased?
How old is the septic? What type and size is it? Is it in the County Maintenance Program?
Be certain to look at the windows. Are they original?
Survey, corners, zoning, etc. Is there a recent survey on file?
Do you know what type of construction it is? This can be important for financing.
Is it a drilled or point driven well? If applicable, this is very important for financing.
Heating, cooling, ventilation, plumbing, etc. Do we know the age of any of the components?
Are all the fixtures and window treatments remaining?
Ceiling & Fixtures
Remember to look up!
Make sure to look at the roof.
If there is a fireplace, has it been used recently?
Be certain to look at the plumbing.
Is there a shared drive or easement road? Ask about a maintenance agreement and how costs are shared. This can be important for financing.
Kitchen-storage and space for “stuff”. Are the storage units fixed or movable?