So you’re ready to buy a house. It’s one of the most adult things you can do in life: you’ve got your credit all in order, you’ve saved up a down payment, you’re looking at yards and kitchens and second bathrooms. This takes planning and a willingness to put down roots. This is huge and exciting and intimidating all at the same time. But while you’re fantasizing about where you’re going to put that new couch and what color to paint the master bedroom, don’t forget some of the less obvious items on your checklist. Let’s take a look at 7 things you ought to know before you sign on the dotted line.