When you are looking to buy your first home, there are a lot of different factors to consider, and it’s not as easy the rental location, or fixing up a condo, because of the complexity of maintaining a house. However you need to make sure of some things like that the foundations are good, for example, plus the so-called “bones” of the house, the framework plus supports. Check the levels of insulation in the attic as well as in the walls, and make sure to take a very long look at the plumbing situation, and don’t forget the drainage in the yard or surrounding neighborhood. If the house you are looking at is a lot older, then also make sure to inspect the entire Heating, Ventilation and A/C system. Yes, the entire system, that includes all the HVAC ducts as well as the HVAC components themselves. It will take you a little extra time, but I promise you it’s worth it because having an entire HVAC ductwork system removed or updated might make the house more trouble than it is worth. It’s a lot easier if you just need a modern furnace, or an updated air conditioner, those things are fairly simple to install! But some outdated houses have hundreds of yards of ducts in them, and a broken HVAC duct or seal can cause even the best air conditioner to have little effect on your indoor temperature. If you find a great house with a awful system of HVAC ducts, you might be better off just ignoring that HVAC system entirely and buying a modern ductless mini AC system instead.