Haines City, Florida Home Buying: Things to Look For

The biggest source of capital you'll have in Haines City, Florida is your home. With that opportunity comes a lot of thoughtful decision-making when it comes to picking a place to live. Using the Home Buyer's Checklist below will help you weigh all of the features of up to three homes and helps you to narrow down what you care about as a homeowner.

To help you prioritize your "possibilities" list from online to the list of properties you tour, 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 things in line and use practical ways to measure the houses you've been viewing. With this list, you'll easily judge the attributes of up to three houses. Click here to print this page.

Buying a house is a new experience, but not an easy decision. I can give you advice about choosing a home that's right for you in Haines City. Call American Integrity Realty, Haines City's real estate expert, at 863.419.0156 and I can help you make the decision that leads you to the home of your dreams.
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Home Address      
Asking Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Neighborhood
Miles Away From Work      
Near Schools      
Near Shops      
Minutes Away From Expressways      
Minutes Away From Bus Stops      
Near Hospitals      
Minutes Away From Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Signs      
Kid Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Type 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 House
Age of House      
No. of Stories      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Roof Appearance      
Quality of Foundation      
Overall Exterior Quality      
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 Areas      
Fireplace      
Separate Dining Space      
Family Room      
Carpeting - No. of Rooms      
Kitchen Eating Area      
Refrigerator      
Stove / Oven (Gas / Electric)      
Garbage Disposal      
Dishwasher      
Broken / Drafty Windows      
Storm Windows / Screens      
Washer / Dryer Outlets      
Laundry Room      
Renovated Basement      
Attic      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Curb Appeal      
Property Boundaries      
Safety (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Renovate / Enlarge Home      

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