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What you wish you had asked when you bought your house...

Please tell me anything you forgot to ask when buying your house!! We are at the start of purchasing, I would hate to not think about that one important thing...

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Asked by Adeline1210 at 9:11 PM on Apr. 9, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • Not so much asked but tried - I wish we'd sat in the bathtub to see how (un)comfortable it was, and stood up to see how low the shower head was on the wall. I wish we'd tried carrying a laundry basket from the top floor to the laundry room, so we might've noticed the door to the laundry room was just too narrow to get a laundry basket through it. Lots of other little things, but all added up, we might have gone with a different house.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 9:27 PM on Apr. 9, 2010

  • Check the water quality and smell! The place we're in now has a well and our water smells like sulphur! Its disgusting and I HATE it.

    Answer by Aqua_Jen at 9:52 PM on Apr. 9, 2010

  • Beware of quick fixes used to make the home look nicer. Our house had new "looking" grout in the bathroom so the tile looked like it was just redone. I believe even our realtor said it was new. With in a month it started peeling off. They didn't remove and replace grout they only put a thin new layer over the old cracked stuff. So when you take a shower the new grout would flake off. Eventually water got in the cracks and bowed the wall out, and tiles started falling off. We had to get our bathroom remodeled.


    Answer by BlooBird at 10:26 PM on Apr. 9, 2010

  • we dont own but rented a few where we didnt ask the right questions like when was the last time the electrical updated, or ask the average utilities are every month, if the property was prone to flooding. talk to the neighbors to get an idea of the neighborhood and most of the time they would know of problems that occurred in the "potential" house. also check in every drawer cabinet ect and look for bugs or rodent droppings...if the house has power water running turn on and off all lights and facets a few times jump on floors( i know sounds stupid but he rented a house that look great cosmetically but about a month after we moved in my son was jumping on the floor upstairs and he foot got caught in the floor cause the boards broke and we weighed 20lbs at the time)...hmm thats all i can think for right now

    Answer by gothmama91 at 10:26 PM on Apr. 9, 2010

  • oh when running the water look under the sink so see if pipes leak...flush toilet a few times to if that leaks or has problems...oh and windows make sure all windows are able to open close and lock

    Answer by gothmama91 at 10:29 PM on Apr. 9, 2010

  • If the house you are buying is being lived in, see if they will leave the mini-blinds (if there are any). That way you can move in with window coverings until you get exactily what you want. It keeps sheets from being you new curtains.

    Answer by jesse123456 at 10:32 PM on Apr. 9, 2010

  • We rent but something like - What are the neighbors like could be very helpful??

    The neighbors on BOTH sides of us like to crank their music on various nights.

    Also, be sure to check the sex offenders list before signing anything. Right after we signed our lease I read about the sex offenders site on here and did a search just for the heck of it. Before we moved in, but after it was too late to do anything about it because we had just signed, we found out there was one on our street. ....And guess what? Not just our street but in the house RIGHT NEXT DOOR. Yay. The renter told us when we mentioned it that she couldn't say anything because that would be considered "discrimination."

    And seriously, this is a decent city and a decent neighborhood.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:38 PM on Apr. 9, 2010

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