There are a myriad of things that you need to check when you are looking at a property. In our past blog articles, we talked about determining your home budget, how to pick a neighbourhood, discussed about the commonly asked questions about bank home loan and Pag-ibig financing, how to avoid buyer’s remorse, and a whole lot more. In this post, we will talk about the aspects that you will need to include in your Home Buying Checklist to ensure your home’s comfort and accessibility.
Home Buying Checklist:
1. Telecommunication Signal
In this day and age, everyone has cellular phones. And it would even be safe to say that most people are subscribers to at least two telecom networks. But what is the use of your subscription if you have no coverage in the area? So how do you verify signal strength? Make a call from your phone and check if the connection is clear.
However, keep in mind that for most pre-selling properties, the connection may be poor. Take into account the age of the development; the signal might be poor if there is no community yet. Telecom companies would not invest in cell sites where they are no or little subscribers yet. For larger subdivisions and with the current competition among networks, you can be sure that coverage will be later on readily available.
2. Landline, Internet, and cable connection
Ask your broker if the project will be fully equipped with the necessary connections for landlines, internet and cable TV. For big communities, you can be sure that they will eventually be connected due to the number of homeowners. The phone/internet/cable companies will ultimately make sure that they cover this new market.
3. Electrical Outlets
Check the location and the number of electrical outlets in the home. Make sure that there is at least one outlet per area., i.e, living, dining, and kitchen. You have to separate the power source of your living room appliances from the dining room and that of your kitchen appliances to make sure that you do not overload the electrical capacity of each outlet.
4. Measure the parking space
You have to know the dimension of the parking area especially if you own SUVs or a pick-up truck. Though new subdivisions nowadays do have larger road networks compared to old subdivisions, but you certainly would want to park your car inside your property rather than on the road.
Final Thoughts on Home Buying Checklist
It’s not enough to think about the property’s floor plan, location and your financial budget. You have to think ahead and make sure that the home will cater to your needs and even wants.
Quality of life is just as important as the house’s construction quality.”
As always, do not be shy and ask your broker for any clarifications you may have. An informed buyer is an empowered buyer. That is why we take the task of educating you in the home buying process. Enjoy learning and make the best informed investment you can!