House tour checklist - HOUSE HUNTING

Quality of life is just as important as construction quality. Learn what to look for at open houses to ensure comfort in your new home:
Ask questions while viewing the house.
Ask a ton of questions when you’re touring the house to make sure it’s truly your ideal home. Your real estate agent can help you with this as well. Here are questions to ask sellers when you view a home:

What’s included in the sale? (Does the price include things like appliances or light fixtures?)

When were the appliances and other systems last updated? (Look at the HVAC, plumbing, septic tank, washer and dryer, refrigerator, oven and dish washer.)

How old is the roof?

What are the neighbors like?

Have there ever been any pest infestations?

What’s it like to live there in winter and summer?

What do you love most about the house?

What problems have you experienced with the house?