Question: What Questions Should You Ask When Viewing A House?

What questions do you ask when viewing a house?

Top 10 questions to ask when viewing a house

  • How long has the property been on the market?
  • Has there been much interest in the property?
  • What’s the area like?
  • How long have the owners lived there?
  • Has there been any major renovations done recently?
  • Is the property listed or in a conservation area?
  • What’s the water pressure like?
  • How much will your bills be?

What questions should I ask the seller when buying a house?

Questions to Ask the Seller When Viewing a Property

  1. How long has the house been on the market?
  2. Why are you selling and moving home?
  3. How much did you pay for the house and when did you buy it?
  4. Have there been any major repairs or renovations?
  5. Are there any problems with the house?
  6. What is included in the sale?

What should I look for when viewing a house?

Look for any damp or discoloured internal walls which may indicate a problem, look behind the furniture as well as that sofa might be put in that position for a reason. Check under the kitchen sink for signs of any water leaks or damage. Look up at the ceilings for any cracks, flaky plaster or water stains.

What should you not say when viewing a house?

Clarke shares a few things you should not say when house hunting:

  • Keep major renovation plans to yourself.
  • Refraining from negative commentary on the existing décor.
  • Never admit that you’ve found your dream home.
  • Be careful who and what you ask.
  • Be careful when chatting to any of your potential neighbours.

Should you offer below asking price?

If there are issues with the property or the price is too high, or both, you can usually underbid and negotiate with the sellers. If the price has remained the same on a listing for more than two weeks, we feel it is okay for our buyers to offer a price that is somewhat less than asking, usually around 3 to 5%.

What time of year is the best time to buy a house?

Generally, the best time to buy a house is in the late summer or fall. Shoppers will find plenty of homes on the market, but not as much competition for them as in the spring and early summer, when more buyers are on the prowl. So there’s a greater likelihood you’ll get a bargain.

How many times should you look at a house before buying?

Ultimately, there is no right or wrong answer although it’s almost always a good idea to view a property more than once before making an offer. Typically, people will view houses between 2-4 times before making an offer, but you should view a property as many times as you need to to be sure it’s the right one for you.

How much less should I offer on a house?

From what I’ve gathered, there is a rule of thumb floating around that you should always offer less than the asking price when buying a house. Some people have even assigned arbitrary percentages to this rule. For example, they might say you should offer 5% below the asking price for starters.

How much can you negotiate on a house?

Make an initial offer at least 10 percent under the price you want to pay. Ask for the seller to pay closing costs and set a closing time that works for you.