3 Things to Look at When Viewing a Home

With a few clicks of your mouse, if you are in the market for a new home, you will likely be viewing many homes available on the market. It is good practice to make yourself a list of things to look at when viewing properties so you don’t miss anything. Consider adding these three things to your list.

  1. Location. Do you like the location? How near is it to amenities you like to utilize? Is the school close?  How close are the highways?
  2. Neighbors. Who lives next door? Are the surrounding homes comparable? Are there any run down homes nearby?
  3. Homeowners Association. Does the neighborhood have a homeowners association? What are the HOA limitations, requirements, and costs?

When you go to view homes, make sure you take notes of things you notice about the property as well as the surrounding area. Drive by the home during the evening and look at the house in the dark. Also consider visiting the neighborhood on the weekend. This will give you a better idea of what goes on in the neighborhood when everyone is home. Don’t be afraid to drive around the neighborhood and stop and talk to neighbors. Speaking to the neighbors can be a great way to find out if the area is one that you and your family will love.

Here are a few home listings in Boise, Eagle, Meridian Idaho market within the last 7 days from IDX/MLS that are active, current, and updated daily under $200,000: