House Hunting Checklist

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Purchasing a home in California is no easy task. You want to make an educated decision. Whether you're an inexperienced or seasoned buyer, this Home Buyers' Checklist presents many of the important elements to consider when choosing a house. Aside from price, you want to ensure that the home as well as the neighborhood meet the needs and desires of your family.

So, to help you streamline your "good enough" list from the computer to the list of houses 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 a home's characteristics into perspective and use practical ways to measure the houses you've been evaluating. Filling in this list, you'll easily judge the features of two or three homes. Click here to print this page.

Buying a house is a big step. I can give you home buying tips on choosing the place that's going to be your first home. Call me, Sonoma County's real estate expert, at (707) 869-9067 and I can help you get on the right track to the house of your dreams.
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Sonoma County Address      
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Community
Near Work      
Near Schools      
Near Shops      
Minutes Away From Highways      
Miles Away From Bus Stops      
Close to Doctors / Dentists      
Minutes Away From Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Street Lights      
Kid Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Type of Traffic      
Playgrounds      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
Major Appliances Available      
Neighborhood Rules      
Minutes Away From Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Green-Friendly Neighborhood      
The Home
Age of House      
No. of Stories      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Quality of Roof      
Quality of Foundation      
General Exterior Quality      
Garage Size      
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 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 Space      
Renovated Basement      
Attic      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Landscaping      
Property Boundaries      
Security (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Expand / Enlarge Home      

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