When you need to buy a house, you are going to need to consider a lot of factors. This is because a house is a permanent thing and it is going to take a lot of work to fix it, if you found out later that something is faulty with the one you chose.
Buying a house is a good thing. It is an investment choice that never depreciates. To make sure that you do not regret making this decision, you need to consider some factors. The factors below are some of what you should consider if you intend to buy a house.
Proximity to Work and other Important Places: When you want to purchase a house, you need to consider the proximity of the house to where you work. You do not want to buy a house in a place that is very far from where you work. It is also not advisable to buy a house that is too far from your place of worship and your children’s school.
Road Network: The road network around where you work is very important. How long will it take to get to the nearest market or hospital in case of an emergency? Are there other shortcuts aside the main road that you can use in case of traffic congestion? Is the road a smooth one or is it riddled with gullies? You need to consider this factor before choosing to buy a house.
Number of Rooms: If you have a large family, there is a need to consider the number of rooms in accordance with the number of people in the family. Conversely, if you have a small family, you do not need a lot of space.
Security: The security situation of the area you intend to buy a house is another important factor that you need to consider when you want to buy a house. You need to be sure that the area is very secure and that you won’t always have robbery issues or issues of thug-fights.
Electricity: There are lots of areas/estates that sell serviced houses these days. This means that if your area/estate is serviced, you can get up to eighteen or twenty hours of electricity supply in a day. You need to be sure that the electricity in the area you intend to buy a house is good enough before you make a move.
Drainage System: How is the drainage system of the area where you intend to buy a house? Is the drainage system good or is it a water-logged area? Is the area prone to flooding during the raining season or is it a dry area without water issues? You need to be sure of the drainage system before you buy a house.
Potable Water: When buying a house, you need to be sure if the area you are buying the house have problems of potable water. In some parts of Lagos, getting potable water can prove to be a difficult task. This is why you need to be very sure of the water condition of a place before you buy a house there.