Dana Point Home Comparison: Things to Look For

Purchasing a home in Dana Point, California is no easy task. You want to make an educated choice. Whether you're a fresh or experienced buyer, this Home Buyers' Checklist identifies many of the determining elements to think about when choosing a home. Aside from cost, you want to be confident that the house plus the neighborhood surpass the needs and wants of your family.

So, to help you streamline your "contender" list from online to the list of places you actually see, 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 in line and use sound ways to measure the houses you're picking out. Keeping this list handy, you'll easily compare and contrast the attributes of two or three houses. Click here to print this page.

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Property Address      
Asking Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Neighborhood
Close to Work      
Near Schools      
Miles Away From Stores / Restaurants      
Close to Expressways      
Close to Train Stations      
Miles Away From Hospitals      
Close to Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Warnings      
Kid Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Traffic Volume      
Parks      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
Major Appliances Available      
HOA Rules      
Miles Away From Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Environmental Concerns / Influences      
The House
Age of House      
No. of Floors      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Roof Quality      
Foundation Quality      
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 Areas      
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      
Renovated 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 / Enlarge House      

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