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Things to Consider When Buying a Home

August 19, 2019 0

When you sign on with a realtor and go looking for a home, you’ll want to consider some things before you ultimately present an offer to a homeowner. For instance, you need to be particularly mindful of whether the home requires North York, ON replacement windows, if the roof requires repair, and if any major rooms like the kitchen need to be renovated.

Windows

It’s important to consider the state of the windows before you determine whether to seriously consider making an offer for a residence. Look at the listing to see if the windows have been recently replaced, inspect them yourself to see if they are aesthetically pleasing, and consider bringing someone along who has experience sizing up windows so you get an accurate assessment. You can always ask the realtor representing the seller for information on how old the windows are. Ultimately, you’ll have to determine if you’re okay with buying a home where you’ll need to buy replacement windows almost straight away. But you can factor this expected financial outlay into your bid for the home. If you can basically deduct the anticipated cost of the new windows from the asking price for the home, then you may opt to buy such a home.

Roof

It can cost a pretty penny to replace a roof. What is the state of the roof of the home you fancy buying? You can usually size things up with the eye test. A roof in good condition will look the part. What does it look like? Do you see any loose or missing shingles? You can inquire about the last time the roof was changed, and ask for proof to back up this information. If the roof was done recently – say within a few years – you should ask if the warranty is transferrable.

Do you want to go above and beyond the call to duty on your own behalf? Hire a professional to go up on the roof to conduct an assessment. This is a good step since, unless you’re willing to climb a ladder and inspect the roof yourself, you won’t be able to thoroughly assess it.

Kitchen

Of course, the best-case scenario is to buy a home that is move-in ready, which means that you can move in and not have to worry about any renovations or fixes for the time being. But if you’re buying a home, chances are that there will be at least a handful of things you need to do. The question is how much work do you want to take on right after moving? It’s best to ensure that main areas like the kitchen, family room, and main bathroom are in great condition. You don’t want to have to tackle, for instance, an extensive kitchen renovation straight away.

If it’s replacement windows in North York, ON that you want, you’re in luck because Brock Doors and Windows Ltd. has exactly what you need. Check out our North York location at 288 Bridgeland Ave #1 North York, ON M6A 1Z4. When you stop by, look around and talk with our staff. You can also contact us by phone at (416) 783-3273 if you have any questions.