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Features to Focus on When Buying a New House

December 20, 2019 0

Looking for a new home can be exciting and stressful. You’ll have to sell your current house (unless you’re renting), look at different homes, find one that you’re happy with, and then table an offer. But while you’re out and about with your real estate agent looking at houses, you should be mindful of certain features in the residences you view. Failure to take these things into account could potentially mean that you move into a home that requires fixes such North York, ON replacement windows. So while out and about, keep an eye on things like the following.

Windows

Windows can last a long time. But they will have to be replaced at some point. As you look at homes, pay particular attention to the windows. Do they pass the eye test? Sometimes the real estate listings for homes will mention if the windows have been replaced fairly recently. Otherwise, you can ask your realtor to get that information for you. While looking at the windows is one way you can determine if they’re in pretty good condition, there are other things to do. Stand by the windows to see if you can feel drafts, and open and close the windows to ensure that they are in good condition. Homes with older windows are a concern because you can always find replacement parts, so don’t be shy. Operate the windows – and while you’re at it operate the window treatments. If you find some issues with the windows, you can either cross the homes off your consideration list or tailor your offers to account for the cost of getting new windows. This will ensure that you don’t overpay for a home that will require some work.

Roof

How does the roof look? It will cost a lot of money to redo the roof, so you should verify that the roof is in good condition. This is where hiring a home inspector makes sense. They will be able to go onto the roof and do a thorough assessment. You can use the information contained in the report to decide whether or not to proceed with certain houses on your consideration list.

Flooring

Many homebuyers want hardwood or laminate flooring. If you feel this way yourself, you will want to think twice about buying a home that has a lot of carpeting. Sure, there are some people who will choose a nice, plush carpet over hardwood or laminate flooring. But it will be costly to rip out the carpet and to lay down something else later on. Tread carefully.

Are you interested in learning more about your North York, ON replacement window options? Get in touch with us at Brock Doors and Windows Ltd. to learn your options. For immediate assistance, contact our North York location. You can call us at (416) 783-3273 or visit our showroom at 288 Bridgeland Ave #1 North York, ON M6A 1Z4. Our customer care associates are ready and willing to make your replacement window dreams a reality. Call or visit today!

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