Home Buyers Checklist

The biggest investment you’ll make in Orange County is a property. With that option comes a lot of careful decision-making when it comes to choosing a house to live in. Using the Home Buyer’s Checklist provided helps you weigh all of the features of different homes and helps you identify what you value as a home buyer.

So, to help you streamline your “good enough” list from the computer to the list of houses you actually see, take this Home Buyer Checklist along when you go house hunting. Make note of the items that are most important to you. It’ll help you put a home’s attributes into perspective and use realistic ways to measure the homes you’re viewing. By using this list, you’ll be able to judge the features of up to three houses.

Buying a home is an exciting experience. I can offer advice and show you the place that’s your best fit. Use Coldwell Banker Platinum Properties and I can help you make the decision that leads you to the home of your dreams.

 

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Home Address . . .
Asking Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Area
Close to the Job . . .
Miles Away From Schools . . .
Close to Shops / Restaurants . . .
Highways Nearby . . .
Close to Train Stations . . .
Close to Doctors / Dentists . . .
Near Churches . . .
Garbage Collection . . .
Street Lights . . .
Bike Friendly . . .
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained . . .
Type of Traffic . . .
Parks . . .
Neighbors’ Properties Well-Maintained . . .
Major Appliances Available . . .
Neighborhood Rules . . .
Miles Away From Airports / Trains . . .
Area Zoned Residential . . .
Near Industry . . .
Proposed Special Assessments . . .
Environmental Concerns / Influences . . .
The Home
Age of House . . .
No. of Stories . . .
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding . . .
Roof Appearance . . .
Foundation Appearance . . .
General Exterior Condition . . .
Two-Car Garage . . .
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 . . .
Quality of Plumbing Pipes . . .
Estimated Water Bill $ $ $
Estimated Heating Bill $ $ $
Estimated Electric Bill $ $ $
Living Areas . . .
Fireplace . . .
Separate Dining Room . . .
Family Room . . .
Carpeting – No. of Rooms . . .
Kitchen Eating Area . . .
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 . . .
Security (dead bolts, detectors) . . .
Building Code . . .
Compliance . . .
Ability to Renovate / Enlarge House . . .

As your Buyer's Agent, I can help you find the perfect house for you, and as your Listing Agent, I'll get top dollar for your property. Call me, Irvine's real estate expert, at (714) 856-7003. I can help you make the decision that gets the outcome you want.

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