When you're on the search for a new home, your mind can be an endless stream of clutter: What are the dimensions of the bedroom again? Is there a 1/2 bath downstairs? Will the kitchen need gutting?
And while you may pay close attention to the backyard situation and how much natural light the living room gets, there's one thing you may likely overlook: Checking the water pressure.
"Imagine moving into your new home only to find the water pressure is severely lacking. Make sure to test the faucets, including the shower and give the toilet a flush. Ignoring these things is one of the most common mistakes you’ll see first-time homebuyers make," writes Rachel Brougham in an article for Reader's Digest.
If the water pressure is sub-par, following this sage counsel can help you knock money off of the listing price if you decide to put in an offer or ensure the owners put in the contract that they will fix the issues before you move in.
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Good luck and happy home search, friends.