What aspects to consider when visiting a house for sale?

10 de May de 2024
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Starting the search for a new home creates a special feeling: a combination of exciting expectations. However, it is crucial not to rely only on first impressions and to carefully examine all the houses that are on the list of candidates to be your next home.

In order to help you make this decision – from KM2 Real Estate Services – we have prepared a list with all those aspects that you should consider when visiting a property for sale in order to make a 100% accurate decision.

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Aspects to consider when visiting a house for sale

  • 1. Insulation

Proper insulation of a property is essential to maintain a comfortable indoor environment in terms of temperature. In addition to evaluating the condition of windows and doors, it is crucial to make sure that they open and close properly.

We also suggest that you go a step further and request the energy efficiency certificate of the property. This will allow you to know precisely the level of insulation and energy consumption of the house, which has a direct impact on your bills.

  • 2. The orientation

This aspect is of vital importance, as it affects both temperature and humidity, as well as significantly influencing the amount of natural light the property receives, depending on your geographical location.

To determine the orientation, it will be necessary to obtain a floor plan that will allow you to know the following:

  1. An east-west orientation will enjoy more light in the morning.
  2. A west-east orientation will receive light mainly in the afternoon.
  3. A north orientation may require up to two months more heating than a south orientation.
  • 3. The facilities

During your visit, it is important to examine all lighting, water and plumbing systems. You will be able to assess their condition by:

  • Observing the electrical panel.
  • Checking the power of the faucets.
  • Measuring the time it takes for the water to heat up.
  • Observing the materials used in the drains.
  • Pay attention to the number of circuit breakers.

This information will allow you to determine the age or modernity of the house and the possible need for investment to update it.

  • 4. Noise

It is essential to examine aspects such as the activity in the area where the house is located, the behavior of the neighbors and the proximity to traffic infrastructures.

We advise you to listen to the sounds with the windows both open and closed. Also, if feasible, make several visits to the property and observe how the acoustic environment changes at different times of the day.

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Did you know that KM2 Real Estate Services has been helping homeowners find the property that best suits your needs for over 41 years? Now it’s your turn.

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Do not hesitate to contact our advisors or visit our real estate agencies in Barcelona and Madrid for more information. We are waiting for you at:

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