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BUYING A HOME: 7 THINGS TO AVOID

When you are looking around your potential new home, don’t be afraid to turn on taps and really investigate thoroughly, even if you feel a bit awkward doing it. After all, this will be your new home, and you don’t want to have any terrible surprises on your moving in day! Here are some top tips of the things to look out for.

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Is your parking spot under a tree? If so, prepare to have your car covered in bird poo every day from May-October!

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Does your house have a designated parking spot? I would advise holding out for a house with a drive or an apartment w...

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Does the draining board actually drain? Test this by pouring on some water and seeing what happens. Draining boards w...

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Is the toilet a saniflo? If your potential new home is below ground level, it will most likely have a saniflo. I won’...

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If someone flushes the toilet or runs the tap, does the shower go cold / lose pressure?

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Think about the surrounding areas, what are they like? If there are neighbours, what are they like? If you are unfami...

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How much sunlight does the property get? If you’re house hunting in the depths of winter, you might forget to think a...