Raleigh, North Carolina Home Buyer List

The biggest source of capital you'll have in Raleigh, North Carolina is your house. With that choice 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 wade through all of the attributes of many houses and helps you to narrow down what you really want in a home.

So, to help you narrow your "contender" list from the computer to the list of houses you visit, take this checklist along when you go house hunting. Make note of the items that are most important to you. It'll help you put a home's strong and weak points into perspective and use true to life ways to measure the houses you're viewing. Keeping this list handy, you'll easily judge the attributes of two or three homes. Click here to print this page.

Buying a home is an exciting step. I can give you home buying tips on choosing a place that you'll call home. Call me, Raleigh, North Carolina's real estate expert, at 919-833-6157 and I can help you make your way to the house of your dreams.
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Home Address      
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Community
Close to the Job      
Miles Away From Schools      
Minutes Away From Stores / Restaurants      
Close to Interstates      
Near Train Stations      
Close to Hospitals      
Close to Place of Worship      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Signs      
Bike Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Heavy Traffic      
Parks      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
All Utilities Installed      
HOA Rules      
Close to 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      
Roof Quality      
Quality of Foundation      
Overall Exterior Quality      
Two-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 Areas      
Fireplace      
Separate Dining Space      
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 Space      
Converted 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 Home      

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