Orlando Home Buying Checklist

Purchasing a house in Orlando is no easy task. You want to make the best decision. Whether you're an inexperienced or seasoned buyer, this Home Buyers' Checklist lists plenty of the pertinent criterion to note when choosing a home. Aside from price, you want to make sure that the house and the neighborhood surpass the needs and expectations of your family.

To help you streamline your "possibilities" list from the computer to the list of houses you visit, take this checklist along when you go shopping for your home. Put an emphasis on the items that are most valuable to you. It'll help you put things into perspective and use realistic ways to measure the houses you've been touring. By thinking through this list, you'll be able to see at a glance the characteristics of up to three houses. Click here to print this page.

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Home Address      
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Community
Near the Job      
Minutes Away From Schools      
Miles Away From Shops / Dining      
Highways Nearby      
Minutes Away From Bus Stops      
Close to Physicians      
Near Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Street Lights      
Pedestrian Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Amount of Traffic      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
Major Appliances Installed      
HOA Restrictions      
Miles Away From Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Green-Friendly Neighborhood      
The Home
Year Home Built      
No. of Floors      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Quality of Roof      
Quality of Foundation      
General Exterior Condition      
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 Condition      
Estimated Water Bill $ $ $
Estimated Heating Bill $ $ $
Estimated Electric Bill $ $ $
Living Spaces      
Separate Dining Area      
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 Area      
Converted Basement      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Property Boundaries      
Safety (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Ability to Renovate / Enlarge House      

David Woolford

631 S. Orlando Avenue #200
Winter Park, FL 32789