Hudson has a diverse real estate market, with houses for sale in a wide range of price brackets. But you generally only buy two or three houses in a lifetime, so most are not familiar with what to look for and what questions to ask when viewing houses for sale even in Hudson.
Tips When Touring Houses for Sale
Hudson residents (and soon-to-be residents) should begin the real estate viewing process with a fresh notebook. If you’re like most home buyers, you’ll view lots of different properties, often visiting multiple homes in the same day. So this can make it virtually impossible to keep the facts straight on each property. This is why it’s important to keep a notebook.
As you’re visiting houses for sale, Hudson natives should make note of a number of different points, including:
- your overall impressions of the house;
- “pros” and “cons” of the property;
- the number of bedrooms and bathrooms;
- any modifications or alterations that you would need to make;
- notations on any special conditions of the sale; and
- And anything else that comes to mind.
In addition to taking notes on these points, you should also take lots of photographs and videos too. This will help you remember each property that you visit.
Other Tips for Viewing Houses for Sale
Hudson natives should be asking lots of questions and looking at many areas of the home that you’re considering.
When viewing the house from outside, ask about the location of the property lines. Many people make assumptions when it comes to the property lines, so it’s wise to enquire about the precise boundaries so you know exactly what you’re getting.
One area that requires special attention is the roof and attic. Make note of the roof’s condition and enquire if it was recently replaced or repaired. You may not wish to view the attic unless you’re planning on making an offer on the house. But viewing the attic is important because you want to ensure that there are no damp or musty odors (or other signs of water damage) that could signal a leaking roof. Water damage can be very pervasive, causing thousands in damage and potentially deadly mold before the resident even realizes that a problem exists. Similarly, you should also view the basement to ensure there are no leaks or other issues present.
It may also be beneficial to enquire about the timeframe for the closing. For instance, if the current resident cannot vacate the home for 60 days, then that’s something you need to know. With these tips, you’ll be well on your way to finding the perfect piece of Hudson real estate!
*Disclaimer: The views expressed here are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of The Vision Team*