You wouldn’t buy a car without test driving it. It’s great to find a home you like online, but you’ll never truly know if it’s the right fit for you until viewing it in person. There are so many factors that go into making a home “the right fit” — light, acoustics, neighborhood, views, privacy, smell, size, and layout, to name a few– that it would be impossible to get a true sense of a house without visiting.
Viewing homes can be more than just seeing individual houses. It’s a great time to get to know neighborhoods. It’s a great time to gather information about homes that will either be comparables or still on the market when you are determining what to offer on the home you couldn’t eliminate. There is a smart way to view homes. Click here to learn the details.
Now, let’s look at some specific questions sent in by DearMonty readers from across the country. Read more Q&A articles about the “Viewing Homes” stage of the Home Buying process: