Pinellas County Home Buyer Checklist

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The most important investment you'll make in Pinellas County is a home. With that choice comes a lot of careful decision-making when it comes to choosing a home to live in. Using the Home Buyer's Checklist here will help you wade through all of the features of various homes and helps you identify what you really want as a first-time home buyer.

To help you streamline your "good enough" list from online 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 characteristics into perspective and use true to life ways to measure the homes you've been picking out. Keeping this list handy, you'll easily see at a glance the attributes of two or three homes. Click here to print this page.

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Property Address . . .
Asking Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Community
Miles Away From the Job . . .
Close to Schools . . .
Miles Away From Shops / Restaurants . . .
Expressways Nearby . . .
Minutes Away From Public Transportation . . .
Close to Physicians . . .
Minutes Away From Place of Worship . . .
Garbage Collection . . .
Traffic Warnings . . .
Bike Friendly . . .
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained . . .
Type of Traffic . . .
Parks . . .
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained . . .
All Utilities Available . . .
HOA Rules . . .
Miles Away From Airports / Trains . . .
Area Zoned Residential . . .
Near Industry . . .
Proposed Special Assessments . . .
Environmental Concerns / Influences . . .
The Home
Age of Home . . .
No. of Stories . . .
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding . . .
Quality of Roof . . .
Foundation Quality . . .
Overall 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 Room . . .
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 . . .
Converted 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 Expand / Expand Home . . .

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