San Diego County Home Buyer: Things to Look For

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The most important investment you'll make in San Diego County is a house. With that option comes a lot of careful decision-making when it comes to choosing a house to live in. Using the Home Buyer's Checklist below will help you understand all of the features of various houses and helps you get down to what you care about in a place to live.

So, to help you prioritize your "possibilities" list from online to the list of houses you tour, take this checklist along when you go shopping for your house. Make note of 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 houses you're evaluating. By thinking through this list, you'll be able to compare the characteristics of up to three homes. Click here to print this page.

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Property Address . . .
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Neighborhood
Miles Away From Work . . .
Close to Schools . . .
Near Shops . . .
Highways Nearby . . .
Minutes Away From Public Transportation . . .
Near Doctors / Dentists . . .
Near Place of Worship . . .
Garbage Collection . . .
Street Lights . . .
Kid Friendly . . .
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained . . .
Amount of Traffic . . .
Playgrounds . . .
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained . . .
Major Appliances Installed . . .
HOA Restrictions . . .
Miles Away From Airports / Trains . . .
Area Zoned Residential . . .
Near Industry . . .
Proposed Special Assessments . . .
Environmental Concerns / Influences . . .
The Home
Age of Home . . .
No. of Stories . . .
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding . . .
Roof Appearance . . .
Quality of Foundation . . .
Overall Exterior Appearance . . .
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 . . .
Plumbing Quality . . .
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 . . .
Finished 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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