64% of millennials have regrets about buying their current home, with many other age groups feeling the same. Avoid being one of them by asking the following questions to your buyers agent Brisbane. Making a list of all the questions you’d like to ask is best practice and you can start with the ones we’ve listed below.
Are there heating and cooling systems in place?
As all Australians know, it can get very hot in the summer but reach really low temperatures in the winter. To ensure the property you’re buying can keep you at a cozy moderate temperature whatever the weather outside, ask your estate agent whether there are effective heating and cooling systems in place.
Are the blinds and curtains included?
Curtains and blinds are very expensive to buy, but many sellers keep them in the property for the new owners. Whether it’s simply a change of taste, or that the items were custom-made for the property, it can be a huge cost-saving for new homeowners. Understanding whether they’ll be there when you arrive helps you to better plan for moving day and keep more money in your pocket.
Are there public transport options nearby?
If you don’t have a car, it’s important to understand what public transport links are near the house. Ask the estate agent where the nearest bus and train stations are located, and research how much tickets cost. If your work involves commuting, it’s also wise to ask whether the local public transport is reliable and frequent.
Are there sufficient plug sockets?
Picture the scene. You move all your furniture into your new lounge. You go to plug in your lamp, but notice there aren’t enough plug sockets. You can avoid this happening to you by checking beforehand how many plug sockets there are in the house.
Is the area relatively quiet?
Nothing ruins the first few months in your new abode quite like noise. If your neighbors are playing music late at night or the kids over-the-road are screaming early in the morning, there’s nothing you can do. The only tool in your arsenal is to avoid moving into a noisy neighborhood in the first place.
You could ask your estate agent if they’re familiar with the neighborhood, but best practice is to ask a police officer how much disorder there is in the area around your house.
Is there mobile signal indoors?
We’re all reliant on our mobile phones and so don’t get caught short in a house without any signal. It’ll be challenging to make plans, communicate with friends, or be called upon in the event of an emergency.
Does the garden get sunlight?
Relaxing in the garden is one of the perks of having your own home. Ask the estate agent whether the property gets sunlight passing through the garden. If not, you’ll spend the summer months resenting your neighbors across the street as they bask in the sunshine.