Clearwater, Florida House Hunting List

Purchasing a house in Clearwater, Florida is no simple task. You want to make the right choice. Whether you're a first-time or seasoned buyer, this Home Buyers' Checklist presents some of the impact points to think about when choosing a home. Aside from the asking price, you want to make sure that the home plus the neighborhood meet the needs and expectations of your family.

To help you prioritize your "good enough" list from the computer to the list of houses you actually see, take this Home Buyer Checklist along when you go shopping for your house. Make note of the items that are most important to you. It'll help you put a home's features into perspective and use rational ways to measure the houses you're touring. By completing this list, you'll be able to compare and contrast the characteristics of two or three homes. Click here to print this page.

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Property Address      
Asking Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Community
Close to the Job      
Miles Away From Schools      
Minutes Away From Stores / Dining      
Minutes Away From Interstates      
Near Train Stations      
Near Hospitals      
Near Place of Worship      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Signs      
Pedestrian Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Type of Traffic      
Parks      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
All Utilities Available      
HOA Restrictions      
Close to Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Green-Friendly Neighborhood      
The House
Age of Home      
No. of Floors      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Quality of Roof      
Foundation Condition      
Overall 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 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 Area      
Renovated Basement      
Attic      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Curb Appeal      
Property Boundaries      
Safety (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Expand / Enlarge House      

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