Clearwater Home Buying List

Most consumers shopping for real estate - whether new to the process or experienced homeowners - want to buy their ideal house. And, it's not hard to lose sight of your goals with all the houses in Clearwater, Florida that might fit your needs (neighborhood, architecture style, etc.).

To help you narrow your "possibilities" list from the computer to the list of properties you visit, take this checklist along when you go shopping for your home. Make note of the items that are most valuable to you. It'll help you put a home's features into perspective and use practical ways to measure the homes you've been touring. Filling in this list, you can compare and contrast the features of two or three homes. Click here to print this page.

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Home Address      
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Community
Minutes Away From the Job      
Close to Schools      
Near Shopping      
Close to Expressways      
Miles Away From Public Transportation      
Near Hospitals      
Near Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Warnings      
Pedestrian Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Traffic Volume      
Playgrounds      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
Major Appliances Installed      
Neighborhood Rules      
Close to Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Green-Friendly Neighborhood      
The House
Age of Home      
No. of Stories      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Quality of Roof      
Quality of Foundation      
General Exterior Quality      
Multi-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 Spaces      
Fireplace      
Separate Dining Room      
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 Room      
Finished Basement      
Attic      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Curb Appeal      
Property Line      
Safety (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Expand / Enlarge House      

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