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Real estate news and updates from REALTOR® Nina Campbell. Nina gives the insider tips and resources for buying and selling real estate in North Vancouver, North Burnaby, and TriCities - Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, and Coquitlam.

What to Look for When Touring Homes.


One question that comes up all the time when I take clients out for viewings is “what should we be looking for?” That’s a great question, one that takes some planning.


Start by making a list of the features and details that are important for you. When you are on a tour and may be seeing three or more homes it’s easy to start losing sight of what is really important for you.  I’ve had clients completely miss bathrooms and bedrooms.


As you drive up to the properties be conscious of the neighbourhood. How are the other homes maintained? What type and how many cars are in the area. How is the street access-how is visibility to get into and out of the driveway, what is the proximity to highways, busy cross sections and places like rock quarries. If transportation, schools, shopping and commute exits are important, write them on your list and note them.


Around the home notice the condition of sidewalks and any excessive settling. The condition of the siding, wood trim and general maintenance. Note the grass-is there a lot of moss or is it quite wet. If there are wood decks outside, how solid are they. If there are any sheds or outbuildings, get inside them.


When you walk through the front door note any moisture or water smells. Does the home have cracked tiles, are the windows clear or foggy-how many? Do doors open and close or do they jam or close on their own? Check inside tub and shower enclosures, what is the condition of the tiles/grout. Look under sinks for water and mildew. Check window sills for softness or moisture./p>


You will get a certified inspector to go through the home of your choice once you have made the decision to purchase it, but leading up to that time you can do your part in making sure you get the best home within your criteria.


Do you have a real estate question, Contact me.


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