If the home that’s for sale is in a neighbourhood you don’t know well, it’s worth a few trips to the neighbourhood during different times of the day. Check out the neighbourhood at night – is it a place where you’d feel safe once the sun goes down? Is the home in a university neighbourhood where late-night parties may keep you up at night?
If you rely on a mobile phone for just about everything, check to see if you can get a signal inside the home for sale. If you can’t get phone service, will this be a problem for you?
What will your commute be like to and from work? Test your commute from the house that’s for sale. See what rush hour is like in the morning and in the evening.