Clearwater House Hunting Checklist

The most important investment you'll make in Clearwater, Florida is your property. With that option comes a lot of detailed decision-making when it comes to choosing a home to live in. Using the Home Buyer's Checklist below will help you weigh all of the characteristics of up to three homes and helps you get down to what you care about in a home.

To help you streamline your "good enough" list from online to the list of properties you visit, take this checklist along when you go shopping for your house. Put an emphasis on the items that are most valuable to you. It'll help you put a home's strong and weak points into perspective and use true to life ways to measure the homes you're picking out. With this list, you'll be able to see side-by-side the attributes of up to three houses. Click here to print this page.

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Property Address      
Asking Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Community
Miles Away From the Job      
Near Schools      
Close to Shops / Restaurants      
Minutes Away From Highways      
Near Bus Stops      
Miles Away From Doctors / Dentists      
Miles Away From Place of Worship      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Warnings      
Kid Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Type of Traffic      
Walking / Biking Trails      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
Major Appliances Available      
HOA Restrictions      
Close to Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Green-Friendly Neighborhood      
The Home
Age of Home      
No. of Stories      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Quality of Roof      
Quality of Foundation      
Overall 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      
Plumbing Quality      
Estimated Water Bill $ $ $
Estimated Heating Bill $ $ $
Estimated Electric Bill $ $ $
Living Spaces      
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 Area      
Finished Basement      
Attic      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Curb Appeal      
Property Line      
Security (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Expand / Expand House      

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