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Delray Beach House Hunting Checklist

All home buyers - whether they're first time buyers or experienced - want to buy their dream home. And, it's very easy to get lost in the choices with all the houses in Delray Beach, Florida that might fit your needs (price, no. of bedrooms, etc.).

So, to help you prioritize your "possibilities" list from online to the list of places you visit, take this checklist along when you go shopping for your home. Make note of the items that are most important to you. It'll help you put a home's strong and weak points into perspective and use rational ways to measure the houses you've been touring. Keeping this list handy, you can compare and contrast the characteristics of up to three houses. Click here to print this page.

Buying a home is nothing to take lightly. I can help you choose the place that's your best fit. Call D'Addio Realty, Delray Beach's real estate expert, at (561) 212-3347 and I can help you get on the right track to the house of your dreams.
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Property Address      
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Area
Close to the Job      
Miles Away From Schools      
Miles Away From Stores / Dining      
Highways Nearby      
Miles Away From Public Transportation      
Near Hospitals      
Near Place of Worship      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Warnings      
Pedestrian Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Type of Traffic      
Playgrounds      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
Major Appliances Available      
HOA Restrictions      
Miles Away From Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Green-Friendly Neighborhood      
The Home
Year House Built      
No. of Floors      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Quality of Roof      
Quality of Foundation      
General Exterior Condition      
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      
Plumbing Quality      
Estimated Water Bill $ $ $
Estimated Heating Bill $ $ $
Estimated Electric Bill $ $ $
Living Areas      
Fireplace      
Separate Dining Area      
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 Area      
Renovated Basement      
Attic      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Landscaping      
Property Boundaries      
Security (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Renovate / Enlarge House