Are you a resident of Luxembourg, and would like to rent or buy a real property ? Would you like to come and live in the Grand Duchy and want to get some tips for visiting a rental or a future acquisition ?
When an individual is looking for a real property, it is sometimes difficult to think about everything during the visits : practical and aesthetic, but also economic and energetic aspects are to be taken into account. But when we are not used to visiting accommodations, it is sometimes complicated not to miss a single thing ! To do this, it is therefore necessary to prepare his visits in advance, so that a crush won’t take precedence over very important criteria. To this end, atHome.lu experts in real estate advise you to prepare your visits even before being on the spot, and that, in different ways :
A visit cannot be improvised and it is often necessary to bring some useful tools.
Without a tape measure, how will you know if your beloved family commode will fit in this nice living room ? And without photos of the positive and negative points noted during your visit, how then will you be advised and guided from your relatives ? For all these reasons, it is necessary to take with you : a tape measure (to measure everything needed) but also a camera (or a smartphone) to take pictures of the visited real property and to think calmly about it. Don't forget to also bring writing materials : some key information and figures are quickly forgotten once outside the front door. An extra tip from athome.lu ? Before taking pictures, be sure to ask for permission !
Beyond your personal criteria, there are also many elements to check during a property visit. Humidity, brightness, insulation, type of heating, electrical outlets, common spaces, financial costs, date of construction, ... are all important things to take into account before signing. Yet, amid the euphoria, we quickly forget all these things. To avoid being overwhelmed, consider making a checklist containing all your criteria as well as the different questions to ask about the visited property.
According to atHome.lu, "it is indeed very important to check the thermal and phonic insulation of doors and windows, as well as the status of the shutters, plumbing and electrical installations. Asking for additional diagnosis and taking into account the orientation of the housing with the help of a compass can also be appropriate during a visit". "
When we move somewhere, we don't only sign for a real estate, but also for a district ! If the characteristics of the visited housing play a significant role during the visits, the atmosphere of the district in which it is established is also to be taken into account.
To do this, atHome.lu highly recommends you to look at the district before even planning a visit : "a simple tour around the surrounding streets will tell you many things. Do this even if you know the city, you could see things differently ! This identification of the district will give you for example guidance on vehicular traffic, parking areas, the general atmosphere. You can find there shops, schools and bus stops. Don’t even hesitate to inquire the neighborhood if you can".
Service offering and the atmosphere of the concerned district are therefore of paramount importance during a visit : if a housing pleases you, also make sure you feel comfortable in the district in which it is located, you'll be better installed !