The location of a home is a prime factor in any buying decision. If you’ve got your eye on a certain one, you’ve probably seen it many times. However, with an investment of that size, there are many things that should be checked and rechecked.

What time of day or night did you visit your prospective home? Was it always at about the same hour — at, say, 3pm? If that’s the case, we suggest that you make a point of going there at other times such as early evening, late at night, and even very early in the morning! The reason is simple. Things might go on around there at those other times that may affect you when you’re living there. There may be noises, for example, late at night that could interfere with your family’s sleeping.

When you buy a home, you’ll be there around the clock. Therefore you should see what the place is like around the clock. This could save you much grief later on, when it may be too late.