Sarasota House Hunting: Things to Look For

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The most important secured investment in Sarasota, Florida is your home. With that choice comes a lot of thoughtful decision-making when it comes to deciding on a house to live in. Using the Home Buyer's Checklist below will help you wade through all of the features of many homes and helps you identify what really matters to you as a homeowner.

To help you streamline your "possibilities" list from the computer to the list of properties you visit, take this Home Buyer Checklist along when you go shopping for your house. Make note of the items that are most important to you. It'll help you put a home's features into perspective and use rational ways to measure the homes you've been viewing. By completing this list, you'll be able to see all at once the attributes of two or three homes. Click here to print this page.

Buying a house is an exciting step. We can give you advice about choosing a place that you'll call home. Call us, Sarasota, Florida's real estate experts, at (941) 504-9232 and we can help you make the decision that leads you to the house of your dreams.
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Property Address      
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Neighborhood
Miles Away From Work      
Minutes Away From Schools      
Minutes Away From Shopping      
Close to Highways      
Miles Away From Train Stations      
Near Physicians      
Close to Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Signs      
Bike Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Traffic Volume      
Walking / Biking Trails      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
All Utilities Available      
HOA Rules      
Minutes Away From Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Green-Friendly Neighborhood      
The Home
Year House Built      
No. of Stories      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Quality of Roof      
Quality of Foundation      
Overall Exterior Quality      
Two-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      
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 Space      
Finished Basement      
Attic      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Landscaping      
Property Line      
Security (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Expand / Enlarge Home      

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