Central Florida House Hunting: Things to Look For

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Buying a house in Central Florida is no quick task. You want to make an educated decision. Whether you're a fresh or experienced buyer, this Home Buyers' Checklist presents many of the determining components to think about when deciding on a home. Aside from price, you want to be 100% confident that the house and the neighborhood measure up to the needs and expectations of your family.

So, to help you narrow down your "likes" list from the computer to the list of properties you actually see, take this checklist along when you go house hunting. Make note of the items that are most valuable to you. It'll help you put things into perspective and use realistic ways to measure the houses you've been evaluating. By using this list, you'll easily compare and contrast the characteristics of two or three houses.

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Property Address      
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Community
Near Work      
Minutes Away From Schools      
Near Shops / Restaurants      
Expressways Nearby      
Near Train Stations      
Minutes Away From Doctors / Dentists      
Near Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Warnings      
Pedestrian Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Amount of Traffic      
Walking / Biking Trails      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
Major Appliances Available      
HOA Rules      
Minutes Away From Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Environmental Concerns / Influences      
The House
Age of Home      
No. of Stories      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Quality of Roof      
Quality of Foundation      
Overall Exterior Quality      
Garage Size      
No. of Bathrooms      
No. of Closets      
No. of Bedrooms      
Oil, Gas or Electric Heat      
Insulation      
Central Air Conditioning      
Energy-Conservation Features      
Age of Heating System      
Age of Water Heater      
Capacity of Water Heater      
Age of Electrical Wiring      
Plumbing Quality      
Estimated Water Bill $ $ $
Estimated Heating Bill $ $ $
Estimated Electric Bill $ $ $
Living Room      
Fireplace      
Separate Dining Area      
Family Room      
Carpeting - No. of Rooms      
Eat-In Kitchen      
Refrigerator      
Stove / Oven (Gas / Electric)      
Garbage Disposal      
Dishwasher      
Broken / Drafty Windows      
Storm Windows / Screens      
Washer / Dryer Outlets      
Laundry Space      
Converted Basement      
Attic      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Landscaping      
Property Line      
Safety (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Expand / Expand House      

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