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When you want to buy or rent a new home, you need to know how to do it. If you picked a home and you want to inspect it, there are some important aspects of it that you have to check out. To help you with this, we have created this article. So, before calling moving companies Upper West Side, make sure to read this article and learn the tips for inspecting a new home! Without any further ado, let’s dive in!

Inspecting a new home – what’s to know?

When you are inspecting a new home, you need to take your time. There is no need to rush. This is a very big step in anyone’s life and rushing is not going to get you anywhere. You do not want to buy a house that does not fit you. And this is the most important thing. The house absolutely must fit you because you want it to become home, not just a house. Let’s see what else you need to check out before buying one!

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How to inspect a new home?

Heating and cooling

This is a big step of a home. You need to know that the heating and cooling is up to the task. Getting a house with broken heating and cooling will only lead to hardships in the months of extreme weather. When moving to Manhattan, you know that the winters are going to be cold, and that the summers are going to be hot. That is why you need good temperature control in order to have a good time in your new home. You should turn on the heater and set it at least 5 degrees above room temperature. Wait for a bit and see if it changes. Do the same with the cooling. A good idea is to also check the lowest temperature possible for a minute, just to make sure it works even though you will probably not use it in that manner.

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Check the heating and cooling

Check the electronics

Next up we have the electronics. You need to make sure that every single fixture works and is fully installed. If it is broken or not fully installed, make sure to point that out to the inspection manager and get them to fix it. This is also why you should schedule your inspection a few days before signing the deal. This will give ample time to get it fixed. So, check every fixture, every light switch, and every electrical outlet. You can also check the doorbell, just in case.

Windows and doors

Windows and doors are a very important part of a house. You need to make sure that each door can close properly. When it comes to windows, you want to see if they are broken or cracked, and if it leaks air. A good way to check this is to put a lighter near the opening. If the flame flickers, then air is coming in and you need to get them to fix it before buying the home.

With all that said, good luck with inspecting a new home!

About Author

John has been with Divine Moving and Storage in New York for nearly two decades. Starting as a young helper and climbing up the ranks to be a staple in our organization. John has the knowledge and experience to assist our clients with any move or storage related needs. You can reach John or any of our associates in NYC at 212-244-4011