I’ve always known what kind of home I wanted, but when it came to looking around and finding the right one, I realized there was a lot I hadn’t considered. Each home is unique both style-wise and in the different features each has. Some features are better for me than others, making buying quite difficult. Read on to learn about some home features y’all need to keep an eye out for when buying a house.
The Heating and Cooling Systems
A feature that comes included in many homes that you’ll want to do a little further investigating with is the heating and cooling systems. The homes y’all will look at will probably have the heat or AC cranked full blast to ensure everyone is comfortable when you’re touring the home. However, you should experiment with it. Many systems drip excessively, are incredibly loud, or struggle to heat or cool different rooms. However, there’s something worse than an annoying noise. That’s looking through a home in the summer and seeing that everything is cool, but by the time winter comes, discovering there is no heating system. Look for signs of a good heating and cooling system early on so y’all don’t face any temperature issues further down the line.
I assumed every home had a garage, but it didn’t take me looking for too long to see that many homes did not have a garage at all. For some, this can work, since they’ll park their car next to their home or on the street, but a garage was a must for me. I’ll tell y’all why it should be a must for you too.
The garage is great for keeping your vehicles safe from intruders, pests, and the weather, and it’s also great for simple storage. Still, you have to choose the suitable garage door opener to ensure everything works as it should. The best option is the belt-drive garage door opener, as it is quieter and built to last, but you should also consider additional entry options. With additional entry options like a passcode, you can still have an entry in case your button isn’t working!
Trees in the Yard
Another feature that y’all should look out for when touring homes is the backyard—specifically, the trees. Trees are both a blessing and a curse, so finding the proper middle ground is hard, but you can look for it. In my home, we had a lot of trees in the backyard, which was great for shade in the summer. However, when the rainy season came, we had clogged gutters, pests, fallen branches, and even one tree that fell over. The ideal situation would be a few trees farther away from home so they can’t cause any issues.
Look out for these features when buying your home, and y’all will end up in a perfect home! Some of these features aren’t as necessary as others, but in my experience, they add so much to the home that you’ll miss out if you don’t have them. Think about what works for you and your lifestyle, but consider these features, and y’all will find the home of your dreams.