Palm Beach County House Hunting Checklist

Find the best home for you in Palm Beach with Heather Smith as your real estate professional - (561) 313-4432

It's a given that consumers shopping for real estate - whether new to the process or experienced - want to buy their dream house. And, it's common to lose sight of your goals with all the homes in Palm Beach County that might fit your needs (list price, location, etc.).

So, to help you narrow your "likes" list from online to the list of properties you tour, take this Home Buyer Checklist along when you go shopping for your home. Make note of the items that are most valuable to you. It'll help you put things in line and use sound ways to measure the homes you're picking out. Keeping this list handy, you can see at a glance the features of up to three homes.

Buying a house is a huge investment. I can help you choose a home that's right for you in Palm Beach County. Call me, Palm Beach County's real estate expert, at (561) 313-4432 and I can help you get on the right track to the home of your dreams.
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Home Address      
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Community
Near Work      
Close to Schools      
Miles Away From Shops / Restaurants      
Highways Nearby      
Minutes Away From Public Transportation      
Minutes Away From Hospitals      
Close to Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Warnings      
Sidewalks      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Heavy Traffic      
Playgrounds      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
All Utilities Available      
Neighborhood Rules      
Miles Away From Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Green-Friendly Neighborhood      
The House
Age of Home      
No. of Stories      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Roof Condition      
Foundation Condition      
Overall Exterior Appearance      
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      
Quality of Plumbing Pipes      
Estimated Water Bill $ $ $
Estimated Heating Bill $ $ $
Estimated Electric Bill $ $ $
Living Spaces      
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      
Converted 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