Orlando, Florida Home Comparison: Things to Look For

The biggest source of capital you'll have in Orlando, Florida is a home. With that opportunity comes a lot of detailed decision-making when it comes to deciding on a house to live in. Using the Home Buyer's Checklist here will help you see side-by-side all of the characteristics of several houses and helps you get down to what you really want in a home.

To help you narrow down your "likes" list from the computer to the list of places 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 rational ways to measure the homes you're touring. Filling in this list, you can see side-by-side the features of two or three homes. Click here to print this page.

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Home Buyer Checklist 1 2 3
Property Address      
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Community
Minutes Away From Work      
Near Schools      
Near Shops      
Miles Away From Highways      
Close to Public Transportation      
Minutes Away From Hospitals      
Near Place of Worship      
Garbage Collection      
Street Lights      
Sidewalks      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Amount of Traffic      
Playgrounds      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
Major Appliances Installed      
Neighborhood Rules      
Near Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Green-Friendly Neighborhood      
The Home
Age of House      
No. of Floors      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Roof Appearance      
Foundation Appearance      
Overall Exterior Condition      
Multi-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      
Plumbing Quality      
Estimated Water Bill $ $ $
Estimated Heating Bill $ $ $
Estimated Electric Bill $ $ $
Living Room      
Fireplace      
Separate Dining Room      
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 Room      
Converted 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 Renovate / Expand Home      

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