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5 Elements Often Overlooked When Buying A Home

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There are so many things to consider when buying a home, so how do you know that you have covered all of your bases before signing on the line? Most buyers know about inspections, insurance, mortgage rates, down payments and such, but what about all of the little things that could have an impact on your qualify of life in the new house. Below, you will find a few things that you may have overlooked.

Sex Offenders

You can visit the Sex Offender Registry online to find a list of offenders registered in the area. This website will provide you with a picture, the crimes the person has committed and the address where they live. This can give you a good idea about how safe the area is to raise children.

Weapon Laws

As an American, you have the right to own guns, but does the area where your potential home located have laws restricting the type of guns and how you can use your guns on your property? Even homes in country settings could have local restrictions that prevent you from discharging a fire arm. Contact the local police department or municipal officials to learn what the weapon laws are in the area.

Water Purity

In the city and suburbs, you really don't have much to worry about when it comes to the safety of the drinking water. However, in country settings, where you rely on well water, you need to know that the well water is safe to drink and cook with. Having a water sample tested independently is wise because you want to be sure the test results are accurate.

Cellular Service

If you rely on your cell phone to stay connected to clients, friends or family, you must be sure that the cellular service is strong in the area. Keep your phone turned on while you drive through the area and monitor the strength of the signal. When checking out the house, watch the signal bar to be sure that you have clear reception inside the home, as well as outside.

Internet Service

Homes in the city and suburbs don't have a real problem with internet service, but those homes in the beautiful country settings may be limited in their options. Talk with the neighbors, to find out what service provides the most reliable connection before you sign any contract with a provider.

These are a few things that are often overlooked before the house is purchased. Take a day and talk to a professional with a company like Plaza Realty to find the answers to these questions and avoid living uncomfortably or unhappily in your new home.