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Home-Buying Checklist: 20 Things to Consider Beyond the Inspection

Quality of life is just as important as construction quality. Learn what to look for at open houses to ensure comfort in your new home Full Story
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bighouse169, you bring up a good point about checking cell phone reception. My sister's new house has metal framing and foil sheathed insulation, they have to walk outside to get a cell phone signal.
We once rented a house a couple of blocks away from the 101 freeway in LA, we couldn't hear traffic noise........but, LAPD and the local news stations love their helicopters! So if there is a car chase or a big accident the copters will circle around the entire neighborhood trying to get the perfect video for the news. Morning rush hour was the worst, I'd try to catch a few extra winks after a cross country trip and the helicopters would be circling over the house. Now I live close to the beach instead of the freeway, but those stupid helicopters have followed me to fly over the beach on summer weekends, can't win!
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Amanda Rogers
Be sure to check the water source. If it's well water, get it tested. If it's municipal water, check the water quality reports and find out where the water comes from. Where I live in the California, the next town over has very hard water that is a mixture of Delta water (pollutants and pesticides have to be removed) and well water. Residents there have to get water softeners and can still have problems with the water corroding plumbing and appliances. Whereas, the town I live in gets it water straight from the mountains. It's much cleaner and doesn't have the hardness issues. Also, with the drought problems in California and other areas, make sure that the water source is reliable. Some small communities have already ran out of water making their properties worthless if they want to sell. If the house is on well water, does a nearby farm also draw from the same groundwater basin? If so, you may find yourself running out of water. It's already happened in some areas of the state.
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