7 House-hunting tips to help you make the right choice

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Staying organized and focused when looking out for your new home can help you search for a home that fits your standards and criteria. Here seven tips to help you house hunt better.

Set your priorities – Sit down and list out everything you want from your new home. It is also important to have a list of must-have items that you will not forfeit.

Make a comparison chart – Have a checklist that you can bring along with you when viewing numerous Your checklist will help you shortlist the houses you like best and help you remember what you liked most in each home.

Walk through once and enjoy the home – Start off by going through the home once and then go through the home a second time to make a mental note of what you like best.

Then walk through the house again – Now take out your checklist and go through every detail of the home and speak to the inspector if you need any areas clarified.

Bring furniture measurements – Bringing furniture measurements with you, will mean that you will be able to fit your current furniture in your space.

Sketch a floor plan – Have a simple floor plan that you can refer to later.

Ask to take photos (or even a video) – Often your memory will fade and having a picture or video can help you remember what you liked most or least about the homes you viewed.