West Palm Beach, Florida House Hunting Checklist

Buying a home in West Palm Beach is no simple task. You want to make the best choice. Whether you're a new or experienced buyer, this Home Buyers' Checklist presents some of the critical factors to consider when choosing a home. Aside from cost, you want to ensure that the home plus the neighborhood measure up to the needs and expectations of your family.

To help you narrow your "contender" list from the computer to the list of places you visit, take this Home Buyer Checklist along when you go shopping for your home. 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 practical ways to measure the houses you're looking at now. Keeping this list handy, you can see side-by-side the characteristics of up to three houses. Click here to print this page.

Buying a house is a new experience, but not an easy decision. I can give you advice about choosing the place that's going to be your next home. Call me, West Palm Beach's real estate expert, at 561-688-1316 and I can help you get on the right track to the house of your dreams.
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Home Address      
Asking Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Area
Close to the Job      
Close to Schools      
Miles Away From Shops / Dining      
Highways Nearby      
Near Bus Stops      
Near Doctors / Dentists      
Close to Place of Worship      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Signs      
Bike Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Type of Traffic      
Walking / Biking Trails      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
All Utilities Installed      
Neighborhood Rules      
Close to Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Green-Friendly Neighborhood      
The House
Age of House      
No. of Floors      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Quality of Roof      
Foundation Quality      
General Exterior Appearance      
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 Condition      
Estimated Water Bill $ $ $
Estimated Heating Bill $ $ $
Estimated Electric Bill $ $ $
Living Spaces      
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 Area      
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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