South Charlotte's Experts-Jerry O'Keefe, Lead Broker

Charlotte, North Carolina House Hunting List

The biggest secured investment in Charlotte, North Carolina is a home. With that choice comes a lot of careful decision-making when it comes to choosing a house to live in. Using the Home Buyer's Checklist here will help you see side-by-side all of the features of different homes and helps you identify what you value in a house.

To help you narrow your "contender" list from online to the list of places you visit, take this checklist along when you go house hunting. Put an emphasis on the items that are most important to you. It'll help you put a home's characteristics into perspective and use realistic ways to measure the homes you're touring. Using this list, you'll be able to compare and contrast the characteristics of up to 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 Neighborhood
Miles Away From the Job      
Minutes Away From Schools      
Near Shops      
Highways Nearby      
Near Public Transportation      
Miles Away From Physicians      
Close to Place of Worship      
Garbage Collection      
Street Lights      
Pedestrian Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Amount of Traffic      
Walking / Biking Trails      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
Major Appliances Available      
HOA Rules      
Near Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Environmental Concerns / Influences      
The Home
Age of House      
No. of Floors      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Roof Appearance      
Foundation Condition      
General Exterior Quality      
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 Spaces      
Fireplace      
Separate Dining Space      
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      
Curb Appeal      
Property Line      
Safety (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Renovate / Enlarge House      

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South Charlotte's Experts - Jerry O'Keefe, Lead Broker

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