Charlotte Home Buyers: Things to Look For

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The most important secured investment in Mecklenburg County is a property. With that choice comes a lot of detailed decision-making when it comes to deciding on a house to live in. Using the Home Buyer's Checklist provided helps you wade through all of the attributes of several homes and helps you identify what you value as a home buyer.

So, to help you prioritize your "possibilities" list from the computer to the list of properties you visit, take this Home Buyer Checklist along when you go shopping for your house. Highlight the items that are most valuable to you. It'll help you put things into perspective and use sensible ways to measure the homes you're looking at now. By using this list, you'll be able to see all at once the attributes of two or three homes. Click here to print this page.

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Home Address      
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Neighborhood
Close to the Job      
Near Schools      
Miles Away From Shopping      
Miles Away From Expressways      
Minutes Away From Bus Stops      
Near Physicians      
Close to Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Signs      
Bike Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Heavy Traffic      
Parks      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
Major Appliances Available      
Neighborhood Restrictions      
Minutes Away From Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Environmental Concerns / Influences      
The House
Year House Built      
No. of Stories      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Roof Condition      
Foundation Condition      
General Exterior Appearance      
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      
Plumbing Condition      
Estimated Water Bill $ $ $
Estimated Heating Bill $ $ $
Estimated Electric Bill $ $ $
Living Spaces      
Fireplace      
Separate Dining Space      
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 Room      
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 Renovate / Enlarge Home      

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