Maricopa County Home Buyer: Things to Look For

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The most important source of capital you'll have in Maricopa County is a property. With that choice comes a lot of thoughtful decision-making when it comes to choosing a house to live in. Using the Home Buyer's Checklist provided helps you wade through all of the characteristics of many homes and helps you see what you value as a home buyer.

To help you narrow your "contender" list from online to the list of places you actually see, take this checklist along when you go house hunting. Highlight the items that are most important to you. It'll help you put a home's characteristics into perspective and use true to life ways to measure the homes you're touring. With this list, you'll be able to compare the attributes of two or three homes. 

Buying a house is a big deal. I can give you home buying tips on choosing the place that's going to be your first home. Call Bonny Holland, Phoenix, Arizona's real estate expert, at (602) 369-1085 and I can help you make your way to the house of your dreams.
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Home Address      
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Community
Miles Away From Work      
Close to Schools      
Near Shops      
Expressways Nearby      
Close to Public Transportation      
Minutes Away From Doctors / Dentists      
Close to Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Signs      
Pedestrian Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Amount of Traffic      
Playgrounds      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
Major Appliances Installed      
Neighborhood Rules      
Minutes Away From Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Green-Friendly Neighborhood      
The House
Age of House      
No. of Stories      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Roof Quality      
Quality of Foundation      
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      
Plumbing Condition      
Estimated Water Bill $ $ $
Estimated Heating Bill $ $ $
Estimated Electric Bill $ $ $
Living Areas      
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 Space      
Converted Basement      
Attic      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Curb Appeal      
Property Line      
Security (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Renovate / Expand Home      

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