Homestead, Florida House Hunting: Things to Look For

The largest investment you'll make in Homestead, Florida is your house. With that decision comes a lot of careful decision-making when it comes to picking a place to live. Using the Home Buyer's Checklist here will help you compare all of the characteristics of various houses and helps you identify what you value as a home buyer.

So, to help you streamline your "possibilities" list from online to the list of houses you actually see, take this checklist along when you go house hunting. Put an emphasis on the items that are most valuable to you. It'll help you put a home's attributes into perspective and use rational ways to measure the homes you're touring. Keeping this list handy, you can judge the features of two or three houses. Click here to print this page.

Buying a home is a big step. I can give you advice about choosing a home that's right for you in Homestead, Florida. Call Worth Real Estate Company, Homestead, Florida's real estate expert, at 305-900-7854 and I can help you make your way to the home of your dreams.
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Property Address      
Asking Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Area
Miles Away From the Job      
Miles Away From Schools      
Near Shops / Restaurants      
Near Expressways      
Minutes Away From Public Transportation      
Miles Away From Doctors / Dentists      
Minutes Away From Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Signs      
Sidewalks      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Traffic Volume      
Walking / Biking Trails      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
All Utilities Installed      
HOA Rules      
Miles Away From Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Environmental Concerns / Influences      
The House
Age of Home      
No. of Floors      
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 Room      
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 Space      
Converted 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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