5 Things You Shouldn't Forget When Buying A Home

When searching for a new home to buy, there are so many things to consider. While you are busy looking for the home with the perfect layout, a gorgeous kitchen, the right price and a green lawn, there are many other things that could be slipping your mind. Here, you will find five things that many homebuyers overlook during the buying process.

Water Purity

If you're looking for a home in the city, you don't have too much to worry about most of the time. The water that your home is supplied with is processed, treated and repeatedly tested to ensure that it is safe for use. Homes out in the country aren't typically supplied with water through the city water system. Instead, the water comes from private wells on each piece of land. Independent testing should be done on water from all wells and even city water if you are concerned that the water might not be safe for use.   

Sex Offenders

Sex offenders live everywhere. To find out if there are any registered sex offenders living in the homes near the one you are considering buying, visit the FBI Sex Offender Registry. This website will give you the information that you need to determine if there are any sex offenders living close to your home or near the places you will be spending time with your family.

Weapons Laws

Your right to bear arms is sometimes limited by the local government. Some areas restrict certain types of guns and prohibit the discharge of firearms. If you love to go behind the house and shoot, make sure to take some time to inquire with the local police department to find out exactly what the weapons laws of that area are.

Internet, Television and Telephone Service

In most cases, finding a provider that supplies you with decent service isn't too difficult in the suburbs and the city, but when you start looking for homes in rural areas, you may have a hard time finding a service that is reliable and affordable. The best way to find out if there are good providers in the area is to ask the neighbors. This can be done by knocking on people's doors or visiting a local diner and talking with the patrons there.

Cellular Service

If you rely on your cell phone for work, you need a place in which the cellular service will not cause dropped calls and difficulty understanding what is being said on the call. Check the cellular maps for each provider in the area and talk with the locals to learn if there are any issues maintaining a strong cellular signal.

Sometimes, your real estate agent will be able to provide you with the answers to the questions regarding the topics above. Start there and if you don't find the answers you need, continue digging for what you need to make a good decision about whether a property is right for you or not.