Southwest Florida Home Comparison List

The most important source of capital you'll have in Southwest Florida, Florida is your house. With that choice comes a lot of careful decision-making when it comes to picking a home to live in. Using the Home Buyer's Checklist provided helps you compare all of the attributes of up to three houses and helps you get down to what you need in a house.

To help you narrow down your "possibilities" list from the computer to the list of places you visit, take this Home Buyer Checklist along when you go house hunting. Put an emphasis on the items that are most important to you. It'll help you put things into perspective and use rational ways to measure the houses you've been touring. Filling in this list, you'll be able to judge the attributes of two or three homes. Click here to print this page.

Buying a home is a huge investment. We can give you home buying tips on choosing the place that's going to be your first home. Call us, Southwest Florida's real estate experts, at 941-702-HOME (4663) and we can help you make the decision that leads you to the house of your dreams.
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Home Address      
Asking Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Community
Near Work      
Minutes Away From Schools      
Near Shopping      
Miles Away From Interstates      
Close to Train Stations      
Minutes Away From Doctors / Dentists      
Miles Away From Place of Worship      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Signs      
Pedestrian Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Amount of Traffic      
Parks      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
All Utilities Available      
HOA Restrictions      
Minutes Away From 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      
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      
Quality of Plumbing Pipes      
Estimated Water Bill $ $ $
Estimated Heating Bill $ $ $
Estimated Electric Bill $ $ $
Living Spaces      
Fireplace      
Separate Dining Area      
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      
Converted 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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