The Triangle, North Carolina Home Comparison List

Purchasing a home in The Triangle, North Carolina is no quick task. You want to make the best choice. Whether you're a new or experienced buyer, this Home Buyers' Checklist classifies plenty of the impact points to note when deciding on a house. Aside from the listing price, you want to be confident that the home as well as the neighborhood measure up to the needs and wants of your family.

To help you streamline your "likes" list from online to the list of houses you actually see, take this checklist along when you go shopping for your house. Put an emphasis on the items that are most important to you. It'll help you put a home's characteristics into perspective and use realistic ways to measure the houses you're looking at now. By completing this list, you'll easily judge the features of two or three homes. Click here to print this page.

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Home Address      
Asking Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Area
Near the Job      
Miles Away From Schools      
Close to Shopping      
Interstates Nearby      
Minutes Away From Public Transportation      
Close to Hospitals      
Close to Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Signs      
Sidewalks      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Traffic Volume      
Walking / Biking Trails      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
Major Appliances Available      
HOA Restrictions      
Close to Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Environmental Concerns / Influences      
The House
Age of House      
No. of Stories      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Roof Quality      
Foundation Quality      
General Exterior Appearance      
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 Room      
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 Area      
Finished 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 / Expand Home      

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