Ottawa Real Estate Information
Viewing an Open House
Remaining objective can be a difficult task when viewing an open house.
It is easy to fall in love with a home's appearance, blind to problems
that may make it unsuitable.
While aesthetics can be an important consideration, it is necessary
to look beyond window-dressing. A qualified home inspector should be
hired before purchasing a home, but there are areas that consumers can
examine on their own. This will shorten your list of potential homes
and reduce the likelihood that a home inspector will reject it as unsafe
or unsuitable. (This information is as shown for inspecting your new home.)
Here are some considerations and common problem areas to look for
when touring an open house:
Does it work?
Doors and windows
Grout and caulking