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TIPS FOR HOME BUYERS

 

  • Does the neighbourhood appeal to you & your family?

  • Check proximity of schools, shops and other amenities.

  • Check general condition of home.

  • Are major renovations needed?

  • Are foundation, exterior & roof acceptable?

  • Check for restrictive or protective covenants, easement, right of ways...

  • Check taxes, and other monthly bills.

  • Is size of lot suitable for your family?

  • Check landscaping & drainage.

  • Is highway/road front acceptable?

  • Is access to home in winter suitable?

  • Check electrical hook-up for a minimum of 100 amp.

  • Check age of furnace, oil tank, & water heater.

  • Check condition of chimney, wood stoves, fireplaces & furnace (liners, drafts, etc.)

  • Is insulation adequate?

  • If on well, have water test done.

  • Have water pressure checked.

  • When was the septic last pumped?

  • Check condition of windows/screens.

  • Check for water stains on ceilings/walls.

  • Are eave troughs & rain gutters in good condition?

  • Does size and layout of home provide enough room for your furnishings?

  • Are counter space and cupboards in kitchen to your satisfaction?

  • Are closet & storage space adequate?

  • Are there washer/dryer hook-ups?

  • Are draperies & accessories included?

  • Check for closest fire hydrant & fire department.

 

Servicing real estate buyers and sellers in the Annapolis Valley, Kentville, Wolfville, New Minas, Coldbrook, Aylesford, Berwick, Greenwood, Kingston,  Middleton, Lawerenctown, Bridgetown, Annapolis Royal,  Margaretsville, as well as many other communities in beautiful Nova Scotia.