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Hunting for a new home? 4 things to consider

By Allan Britnell, Editor-in-Chief, News Canada 

(NC) Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned reseller, the process of buying a home is equal parts excitement and exhaustion. If you’re in the market this spring, here are four factors to consider.

Check and update essential equipment
Congratulations, you found your dream home. While you’ll already have a long to-do list for moving day, you should add testing the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to your list. Replace the backup batteries and make sure none of the units have passed their expiry date.

If the home has an old-style thermostat, consider swapping it for a smart thermostat that allows you to adjust your home temperature from anywhere and set different temperature schedules for various times of the day.