North, San Diego County,Home Buyer: Things to Look For

It's a given that consumers shopping for real estate - whether new to the process or experienced - want to buy their ideal home. And, it's common to lose sight of your goals with all the homes in North San Diego County, California that seem like good candidates (neighborhood, architecture style, etc.).

To help you prioritize your "contender" list from online 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 important to you. It'll help you put things into perspective and use practical ways to measure the houses you've been touring. Keeping this list handy, you'll be able to judge the features of two or three homes. Click here to print this page.

Buying a home is a new experience, but not an easy decision. I can give you home buying tips on choosing a home that's right for you in Escondido. Contact me and I can help you make the decision that leads you to the home of your dreams.
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Property Address      
Asking Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Neighborhood
Near the Job      
Close to Schools      
Near Shops / Dining      
Interstates Nearby      
Near Public Transportation      
Miles Away From Hospitals      
Close to Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Warnings      
Sidewalks      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Type of Traffic      
Playgrounds      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
All Utilities Installed      
HOA Restrictions      
Minutes Away From Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Green-Friendly Neighborhood      
The Home
Age of House      
No. of Floors      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Quality of Roof      
Foundation Condition      
General Exterior Quality      
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      
Quality of Plumbing Pipes      
Estimated Water Bill $ $ $
Estimated Heating Bill $ $ $
Estimated Electric Bill $ $ $
Living Room      
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      
Landscaping      
Property Line      
Safety (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Renovate / Enlarge Home      

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