Home Buying

Viewing Homes

You wouldn’t buy a car without test driving it. It’s great to find a home you like online, but you’ll never truly know if it’s the right fit for you until viewing it in person. There are so many factors that go into making a home “the right fit” — light, acoustics, neighborhood, views, privacy, smell, size, and layout, to name a few– that it would be impossible to get a true sense of a house without visiting.

Viewing homes can be more than just seeing individual houses. It’s a great time to get to know neighborhoods. It’s a great time to gather information about homes that will either be comparables or still on the market when you are determining what to offer on the home you couldn’t eliminate. There is a smart way to view homes.  Click here to learn the details.

 

Now, let’s look at some specific questions sent in by DearMonty readers from across the country. Read more Q&A articles about the “Viewing Homes” stage of the Home Buying process:

  1. We just realized we know little about the home's condition. We are going to look again. What, exactly, should we be looking for?

    Reader Question: We looked at a home that we are considering making an offer for. When our friends at dinner asked us about the house, there were questions that came up we couldn’t answer. We then realized that we were focused on the floor plan and how our furniture and decorating accessories could fit, and […]

    September 9, 2014
  2. What should I look for when viewing a home?

    …Smartly Experience has proven that the more you know about viewing a home smartly, the better chance you  have of making the right decisions when you are ready to make an offer on one. This prior knowledge can help save you time and result in a successful transaction for both you and the seller. Ready, […]

    June 1, 2011