Phoenix Home Buying: Things to Look For

The largest investment you'll make in Phoenix, Arizona is your property. With that decision comes a lot of careful decision-making when it comes to picking a house to live in. Using the Home Buyer's Checklist provided helps you see side-by-side all of the features of up to three houses and helps you identify what you value as a home buyer.

So, to help you narrow down your "contender" list from online to the list of properties you actually see, 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 attributes into perspective and use true to life ways to measure the homes you're viewing. By using this list, you'll easily judge the features of two or three homes. Click here to print this page.

Buying a home is nothing to take lightly. I can give you advice about choosing the place that's going to be your first home. Call me, Phoenix's real estate expert, at 602-980-3446 and I can help you get on the right track to the home of your dreams.
Home Buyer Checklist 1 2 3
Home Address      
Asking Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Area
Near the Job      
Minutes Away From Schools      
Miles Away From Shops      
Expressways Nearby      
Close to Train Stations      
Miles Away From Physicians      
Near Place of Worship      
Garbage Collection      
Street Lights      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Amount of Traffic      
Walking / Biking Trails      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
All Utilities Installed      
Neighborhood Rules      
Close to Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Environmental Concerns / Influences      
The Home
Age of Home      
No. of Floors      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Quality of Roof      
Foundation Quality      
General Exterior Condition      
Garage Size      
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 Room      
Separate Dining Space      
Family Room      
Carpeting - No. of Rooms      
Kitchen Eating Area      
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      
Curb Appeal      
Property Line      
Security (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Ability to Expand / Expand Home      

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