Also, looking at the map of your new place is a great way to get familiar with the roads and shortcuts in the city. This could make it simpler to navigate your way around after you've moved in, and it may help you explore your new home somewhat easier. 6. 6. If you're thinking about the steps to take to move to a different location one of the things you should consider is make the house more comfortable. There's a good chance that you'll need to make a few minor fixes even if you're not buying one that is brand new. The most basic fixes you will need are: AC Repair Roof Repair Problems with appliances Water Heater Problems Windows and doors are drafty Beware of Cosmetics While it's unlikely that the house that you're considering buying will be able to address all of these issues all at the same time, it's vital to keep them in your thoughts, and you must always inquire prior to moving in about the work to be completed. Make sure to test each appliance prior to moving in to make sure they work in a proper manner. You should also have the AC checked by an expert and also your roof. Problems with your water heater can be more evident as you prepare dishes or go for a shower. In the case of a shower, for example, if your water is going cold too quickly, or you don't have enough hot water available for everybody to take a shower and comfortably, it's time to invest in a replacement. Anyone who requires a continuous stream of hot water, but without a tank are well-suited for tankless heaters. The drafty appearance of doors and windows are also more apparent when it is winter. But, they could be an energy loss source throughout the summer, especially those that are older. If you are considering saving your money, it is best for a replacement during the winter months so that your furnace doesn't have to be running overtime. 7. 7.