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10 Questions No One Asks When Buying A House (But Should)

Before you decide to buy, definitely make sure all the faucets work — and that your parents can't get there that easily. Click here for more helpful advice from U.S. Bank on buying your first home.

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1. "Where is the nearest animal hospital?"

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Why it's important to know: There's at least one unruly cat in every neighborhood.

2. "How many people have seen the house?"

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Why it's important to know: So you can know how fast you have to act if you love it.

3. "Does the ground slope toward or away from the house?"

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Why it's important to know: If the house is in an area that's known for heavy rain, you'll want to consider if there's any chance of water flooding the basement and ruining your collection of Beanie Babies.

4. "What are the neighbors like?"

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Why it's important to know: So you can be sure you have someone you can call and will be understanding when you don't remember if you actually locked the door in the morning.

5. "How much is the average electric bill?"

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Why it's important to know: You'll want to know how your new bills will compare to what you're paying now.

6. "Can you wear pajamas outside?"

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Why it's important to know: You don't want to have to dress up just to walk the dog or get the paper in the morning.

7. "What kind of food can I get delivered?"

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Why it's important to know: Your friends have to keep thinking you're a good cook.

8. "Do any celebrities live here?"

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Why it's important to know: They might want to fund your startup!

9. "Do people go all out for Halloween?"

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Why it's important to know: You don't want to be this guy in the middle of a crowd full of normal people.

10. "How many airports are nearby?"

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Why it's important to know: You don't want it to be too easy for your parents to visit.