The Importance of Inspections and Disclosure in Real Estate Law

Whether you are buying or selling real estate, it is critical that you have the property inspected and that you disclose any issues that are required by law to disclose. For example, you may be legally required to disclose lead, asbestos or other toxins in the home. Failure to do these things can result in fines or other issues. However, it isn't always easy for real estate buyers and sellers to know what they need to do. Hi, my name is Mary. I have been investing in real estate since the week after I left uni. I love it, and I have learned a lot along the way. I want to help and inform others so I decided to make this blog. I hope you find it useful.

Why a Single Storey House May Be Better Than a Multi Storey House

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Many people wonder whether they should build a single-storey home or a multi-storey home. This article discusses some of the reasons why it may be better to ask a new homebuilder to construct a single-storey home for you.

Less Noise

Single-storey homes tend to be less noisy than multiple-storey homes. This is because there are no vibrations from footsteps of people walking on the upper floors. Additional soundproofing costs have to be met if you would like to dampen the sound of footsteps in a multi-storied. This can increase the cost of having that home built. Additionally, the designer of a single-storey home can place bedrooms at the furthest ends of the home so that the noise from the living room or kitchen does not affect someone sleeping.

Easier Mobility

A single-story building is also good for you if you live with an elderly family member. It is also good if you have a disabled family member, or if you have toddlers. This is because it will be easier for these vulnerable people to access different parts of the home without putting themselves at risk of falling. It is also a good idea to build a single-storey home if you plan to grow old in that home.

Energy Efficiency

A single-storey home may be more energy efficient when compared to a multi-storey home. For instance, it is easier to design it so that heat flows uniformly throughout the home. The warm air will rise and be ejected through the vents so that space can be created for cooler air to get into the home. It is harder to regulate the flow of heat in a multi-storied home because each floor constitutes an independent level that needs to be conditioned. Thus, more materials (such as AC ducts) are needed to ensure that energy efficiency is maintained in all levels of the home.

More Privacy

Single-storey homes may provide a greater measure of privacy. This is because you can install a high fence so that the home is completely screened from view. The home can also be shielded by trees and shrubs planted around it. It may be more difficult to achieve the same level of privacy if you have a multi-storied home.

Discuss all the issues above with a new homebuilder before you make a final decision about which house plan would be suitable for you. That discussion with the professional will enable you to make an informed decision.


11 January 2016