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Don’t Forget to Ask These Questions at Your Next Open House

House hunting often means going to open houses. Open houses are a great way of seeing a home without a ton of added pressure. You get to wander around the house, get ideas and take things at your own pace. But, don’t blend into the crowd in an open house. Use this opportunity to pick the brain of the listing agent by asking important questions about the home.

We hope that this list helps you find the home of your dreams. If you’re looking for a home in the Byron Center area, please reach out to us today. We would love to start helping you search for the home of your dreams.

In the meantime, use this list before to stay ahead of the competition at open houses.

What condition is the foundation in?

Foundation repair can be one of the most costly repairs of your home. It’s important that you know what condition your foundation is in so that you can budget for any necessary repairs.

What type of sewer system does the home have?

It’s important that you be aware of what type of sewer system your home has. If the home has a septic tank, you should ask when the last maintenance of the tank has been. If you don’t want the responsibility of a septic tank, you may want to look at homes that are connected to the city.

What do other homes in the area sell for?

You want to make sure that the home you are looking at is comparable with other homes in the area. Don’t be afraid to ask the listing agent about the state of the neighborhood and other comparable homes.

What updates did the last owners make to the home?

It’s important that the updates previous owners made to the home have been done correctly. AT the open house ask about any updates and renovations that have been done on the home. Then, carefully assess the craftsmanship of these repairs in order to determine whether or not they have been done properly or will need to be fixed.

What condition is the electrical in?

Electrical repairs to the home can be a costly expense. Ask about the condition of the wiring. How old is the wiring? You will want to know this information before purchasing your home.

What are the neighbors like?

The listing agent should be able to give you some good insight into what the neighborhood is like. Ask about the neighbors and whether or not the agent has sold any homes in the area.


We hope that you have fun with and enjoy the home buying process! Don’t be afraid to go to open houses to learn more about the area and determine what type of house you are interested in purchasing.

If you have any questions about buying a home in West Michigan, please reach out to us today.

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