What Questions Should You Ask During Your Home Search?

    What questions should buyers be asking during their home search? Let’s find out.

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    When you’re house hunting, there are a few key questions you should ask.

    The first question I recommend you ask during your search is, “How is the neighborhood and the surrounding area?” This is something you should consider about every home you look at.

    Agents are unable to steer their clients in a particular direction, but they can provide you helpful resources that will help you make the best decision. One such resource that can help address questions about specific neighborhoods is www.neighborhoodscout.com.

    Another key question is, “How are the schools?” This is a tricky question, because everyone has different ideas about what constitutes a good school. Therefore, we like to recommend that clients visit www.illiniosreportcard.com. This will give you a good idea of which schools will match up with what you’re looking for.

    Outside of asking questions pertaining to location, you should also be asking how much average utility bills are for the homes you’re looking at. A home purchase is one of the largest investments you’ll make in your lifetime. It’s important to make sure the monthly costs associated with the property will work within your budget. I would be happy to help you find out what these costs would look like for any property you’re interested in

    “There are four main questions you should be asking during any home search.”

    Finally, find out the age of the mechanicals. It’s important to find out how old electrical systems, plumbing systems, and other important features of the home are. This will give you an idea of what shape they’re in and how long they will last.

    If you have other questions or would like more information, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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    One Response to “What Questions Should You Ask During Your Home Search?”

    • Burt Silver

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      I like what you said about asking about the average utility bill for the homes that I am looking at. My wife and I are trying to find a new home in another state and we’ve been wondering what the utility bills would look like. We’re wanting to keep the houses we are looking at within our budget so it’s important that we know things like this.


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