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Things to Look for When Renting an Apartment or Buying a New Home

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Many people rush to move into a apartment or purchase a home, but later end up having more problems than bargained for. Hopefully tis list helps you avoid those problems.

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Ensuring Cost for Purchase or Rent is Affordable Report Abuse
Many jump right into purchasing or renting because they don want to miss the opportunity, but never give thought to not being able to keep up to payments due to loss of job or other.
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Electrical Outlets Work Report Abuse
You'll want to make sure all electrical outlets are working and have been inspected recently.
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Being Sure There Is No Infestation Report Abuse
You don't ant to move in and later find out you have a rodent or some other form of infestation.
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Hot Water Convenience or Hot Water Readiness Report Abuse
The cost of water is on the rise. The water and time wasted waiting for hot water to arrive at faucets and showers multiple times a day, everyday adds up more than you think. One person waiting 60 seconds for hot water one time per day adds up to 6 hours of total waiting per year. Most of us use hot water more than once per day. It's quit common for a sink in an upstairs master bath to take 2 or 3 minutes for hot water to arrive when the water heater is at the opposite end of the home. California requires that new homes be equipped with hot water circulation system or other suitable device to prevent wasting thousands of gallons of water each year. Homes with tankless water heaters may save on water heating cost but users still have to wait for hot water to travel from the heat source to the point of use. Hot water circulation systems have advanced over the years and do provide instant hot water at sinks and showers. Intelligent hot water circulation control is key to preventing high gas or electric water heating bills. Circulating hot water 24/7 through a homes pipes is far from efficient. Intelli-circ hot water circulation circulates hot water intermittently to maintain hot water readiness. These systems also provide single-cycle on-demand hot water circulation capabilities which eliminates to high cost associated with continuously circulating hot water through a homes pipes while still providing convenient hot water without wasting water.or time.
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Does the Basement Flood During Storms? Report Abuse
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Has Your Home Been Fully Inspected and Proven Liveable? Report Abuse
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How Much Is Total Down-payment or Security Deposit? Report Abuse
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Is Everything Working? Electricity, Water, Gas etc. Report Abuse
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Will Rent Stay the Same throughout your Term? Report Abuse
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Previous Tenants History-Especially if you Believe In Hauntings etc. Report Abuse
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Are there Rodents In the Area if Not in the Home or Apartment? Report Abuse
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Average Water Bill for Home Report Abuse
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Total Mortage is Correct Report Abuse
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Security or Home Security Systems Report Abuse
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How Quick is the Apartment Landlord to Respond to Problems? Report Abuse
Is the landlord reliable. You do not want to have to basically stalk a landlord to fix a faucet or patch something up.
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Are you locking yourself into a home purchase or apartment renting too fast? Report Abuse
That happened to me, I rented a $750 1 bedroom not realizing that I could have rented a $750 3 bedroom 2 bath in the same neighborhood.
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Is the Purchase Price of Your Home Realistic? Report Abuse
Sometimes sellers go overboard on pricing their homes. Is that home worth it's price or do you think you can do better?
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Is the Amount You're Being Asked for Rent Worth Paying? Report Abuse
Have you over-looked something? Is the apartment really worth the amount of rent requested?
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Neighbors Report Abuse
Are the neighbors friendly? You'll want to ensure you can at least get along with the neighbors especially if you are purchasing a home and planning to live their for several yeas to forever.
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Schools Report Abuse
If you have children, you'll want to make sure the schools they attend are the best in your area.
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Neighborhood Research Report Abuse
Research the neighborhood, it's history, type of people around and more to ensure it's a safe place for you and your family to live.
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