Wednesday, 21 March 2012
Tips for buying a house
Buying a house can be a thrilling experience, even if, from time to time, this process will be fraught with fear and doubt. Buying a house is a wise investment on many levels - it will give you peace of mind and ensures that your home - is a good financial investment.
Good house means good weekends, and people always love it! It will also help sell the house in the future. Good house also means good health, happiness and prosperity. Is not this the very same hopes that you invest into a new house?
Tip one: Bargain like you are in eastern bazaar
All negotiations in the real estate market are face to face. Bargaining is now not only possible, but is required in person, and the discount can reach significant values. Some builders in the real estate market are in a precarious financial situation, their prices are not directly reduced. Look who is selling the house, how is his financial situation, try to negotiate, get discount as much as possible. You can save big money on getting discount when buying a house.
Tip two: Every successful in your view, should be an alternative option
If you liked the house and you are considering to buy it, take your time - put in front of an additional task - to find a similar proposal, which is comparable to the first. Practice shows that overpaid (and far) are the ones who "take a strong liking" to the object at first glance and did not want to hear about other options. Thus, a buyer of real estate becomes vulnerable - at this point the seller can sway a buyer toward the maximum price will be right. Your same problem is. To buy a house at minimal cost as possible.
Tip three: Begin to study at home with basement.
By examining the basement, it is easy to understand for what purpose the house was built - to stay or for a quick sale of the house. The foundation is hidden under the ground and in the eyes of buyers is not evident. If you notice a lack of adequate quality during construction works for the erection of the foundation of the house - boldly go and look for another option. This would mean that everything else is done anyhow, and the focus was not on the strength and durability of the house, and the external trappings. The foundation must go deep into the soil below freezing, and have corresponding to the region and soil characteristics. It is better if the relevant work carried out by its waterproofing, created a seismic zone (in the regions where relevant) - is in itself an indicator that the owner has at the beginning of development invested in improving the quality of your future home.
Tip four: Examine the roof
Once the foundation studied, take a flashlight in hand and climb into the attic. Carefully inspect all parts of the roof - that it will cover your cold winter evenings, to protect from off-season rains and strong winds. No quickies, save on insulation and waterproofing should not be there. This is not the curtains, which, in which case you can replace the right. Here we have to go through the entire roof and actually build it from scratch. Look in the attic of some piece of hardware - there is always something will fall on the eyes. Look at it - by type of corrosion processes on it can be judged on what happens in the attic during the year. If the active iron parts are rotting and covered with a thick layer of rust - it pipe. This means that the roof is not doing its job - the findings do have for yourself, based on the calculation of total renovation.
Tip five: The walls of the house - it's your future strength
If a stone house, find out what material is constructed. Everyone has their own pros and cons. The house is brick turns strong and durable, but the longer the warm and moisture accumulates. Foam concrete, by contrast, has very good characteristics in terms of ventilation, but the material is brittle, and if the house is not a floor, a few, the thickness of the walls should be much more brick and have all correspondence with the guests. Remember the rule - each additional layer of material at the outer wall finishes should have a lower density than the previous one. Simply put, you can not decorate the walls of the foam brick - is fraught with consequences, which, as a rule, the buyer does not know. The wall begins to accumulate moisture, air "plug" and it is no longer "breathe", and then begin the active process of destruction. Wall of the house at some point ceases to perform its functions. If you live in UK it is better to check houses in winter time, touch the wall inside the house if you feel it is cold and wet avoid buying that house, you will see mold later. Even at the winter time walls inside the house should always be dry and warm.
Tip six: Floors - a guarantee of comfort The main thing is not what you see on the surface, but the fact that under him. Even the luxury of mahogany parquet is not worth attention, if there is no even one layer of plywood at least 15mm. This floor will serve on the strength of a couple of years and will begin to deteriorate before our eyes. At best, you'll wake up from a terrible squeak, published at every step of your mother in law. Even the absence of mother in law, it would seem - the second breath of life, will not solve the problem. Therefore, ask the seller about the structure of the floors, skirting tear piece and try to personally see what's down there.
Tip seven: Sewerage - the heart of your home
Yes, exactly! The foundation may sink, roof moisture to pass, but if you refuse to work in the sewer, you can not live in the house, even a few days without having to feel the terrible discomfort, cursing everything in the world and his own carelessness. To get started find out at what depth are sewers - preferably, to below freezing. If above this level - there is a trash. Grab a shovel and start to dig out a fragment of the pipe. You should carefully wrapped to find warmth and waterproofing material is something plump, resembling in form the tube. And do not be lazy - it is better for half an hour to work with a shovel in his hand before buying a home than a few days a scoop, after invest huge amounts of money into the house.
Tip eight: A reliable electrician - one of the components of your comfortable stay
For a start, inspect the place where the current is distributed throughout the house. It should be aired and did not accumulate moisture. After this, go to the very wiring. Inside the cable shall be copper core - this is the best, albeit the most expensive solution. But as a rule, if a man builds a house for himself and not for profit from the sale, then the wiring does not save. The entire system must be one and the same cable, preferably from the same manufacturer. Options when the system is tailored postings from various pieces of aluminum wire is joint with copper and other - swept aside, as it dramatically increases the risk of circuits and even fires. If you have noticed this - just bring down the price for exactly the cost of new wiring. It is better to replace it before you enter, and then to be able to live in a house that you have been chosen, and finally bought! Current ladle, after invest huge amounts of money into the house.
Tip nine: the environment
Look up at the air traffic. You know at modern time not only cars are a source of pollution and noise. If you want to live in calm place with fresh air avoid buying houses under air traffic routes. Nowadays planes dump not only extra fuel but also toxic aerosol called chemtrails. Buy electrosmog meter - it is cheap device, and measure radio frequency pollution just to be sure that there is no cell phone towers or high-voltage wires nearby.Try to find good looking green place near countryside, having a park near the house would be a great asset.