Buying a new house is exciting; but it’s also stressful. Luckily, you’re not the first person to move! There are many tips you can follow to make life easier. Walking through a new home is a part of every move. Do a walk through prior to closing to ensure the house is in the agreed upon condition before you decide to purchase.

It’s important to do a final walk through within 24 hours of closing on your new home. You must ensure your new home is in good condition. When you do your final walk through, take your contract with you to make sure the terms you agreed on earlier have been met. If you can, perform the walkthrough in the presence of the sellers. It can also help to bring the following checklist:

  • Check all of the appliances
  • Turn all the lights on and off
  • Check for leaks
  • Make sure no trash or unwanted things remain
  • Check the status of any agreed-upon repairs
  • Do a visual check of the grounds, walls, floors, and ceilings

A final walk through of the home you are intending to purchase can save you potential difficulties in the future. For more information on what you need to buy a home, visit First Choice Lending Services.