House Hunting Checklist

Find the best home for you in Jacksonville with Matt Berrang, INI Realty Investments, Inc. as your real estate professional - (904) 343-1818

Buying a house in Jacksonville is no quick task. You want to make an educated choice. Whether you're a first-time or seasoned buyer, this Home Buyers' Checklist presents some of the critical factors to note when deciding on a home. Aside from the listing price, you want to be confident that the house and the neighborhood meet the needs and wants of your family.

To help you narrow your "likes" list from online to the list of properties you tour, take this Home Buyer Checklist along when we go shopping for your home. Highlight the items that are most valuable to you. It'll help you put a home's features into perspective and use rational ways to measure the homes you're picking out. Keeping this list handy, you'll be able to see all at once the attributes of up to three houses. Print this page to keep your list handy.

Buying a house is nothing to take lightly. We can give you home buying tips on choosing a place that you'll call home. Give us a call at 904.343.1818 and we can help you make your way to the house of your dreams.
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Home Address      
Asking Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Area
Miles Away From Work      
Close to Schools      
Miles Away From Shops      
Expressways Nearby      
Close to Public Transportation      
Miles Away From Physicians      
Minutes Away From Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Street Lights      
Sidewalks      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Traffic Volume      
Parks      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
All Utilities Installed      
Neighborhood Restrictions      
Near Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Environmental Concerns / Influences      
The Home
Age of Home      
No. of Floors      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Quality of Roof      
Foundation Quality      
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 Areas      
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 / Expand Home      

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