TAMPA House Hunting: Things to Look For

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Most house hunters - whether they're first time buyers or experienced - want to buy their ideal house. And, it's common to get lost in the choices with all the homes in TAMPA that look like possibilities (list price, location, etc.).

To help you narrow your "likes" list from the computer to the list of places you actually see, take this Home Buyer Checklist along when you go house hunting. Highlight the items that are most valuable to you. It'll help you put a home's characteristics into perspective and use true to life ways to measure the homes you're picking out. By completing this list, you'll easily compare the features of two or three houses. Click here to print this page.

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Home Address      
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Area
Miles Away From Work      
Close to Schools      
Near Shopping      
Close to Highways      
Miles Away From Train Stations      
Close to Physicians      
Miles Away From Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Signs      
Kid Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Heavy Traffic      
Walking / Biking Trails      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
All Utilities Installed      
HOA Rules      
Near Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Green-Friendly Neighborhood      
The House
Age of Home      
No. of Floors      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Roof Condition      
Quality of Foundation      
General Exterior Appearance      
Two-Car Garage      
No. of Bathrooms      
No. of Closets      
No. of Bedrooms      
Oil, Gas or Electric Heat      
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 Room      
Separate Dining Space      
Family Room      
Carpeting - No. of Rooms      
Eat-In Kitchen      
Stove / Oven (Gas / Electric)      
Garbage Disposal      
Broken / Drafty Windows      
Storm Windows / Screens      
Washer / Dryer Outlets      
Laundry Space      
Converted Basement      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Property Boundaries      
Security (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Ability to Expand / Enlarge Home