Burlington Home Buying Checklist

The biggest investment you'll make in Burlington, North Carolina is your home. With that choice comes a lot of careful decision-making when it comes to deciding on a place to live. Using the Home Buyer's Checklist here will help you compare all of the features of different homes and helps you see what really matters to you as a home buyer.

So, to help you prioritize your "possibilities" list from online to the list of houses you visit, take this checklist along when you go shopping for your house. Put an emphasis on the items that are most important to you. It'll help you put a home's strong and weak points into perspective and use sensible ways to measure the homes you've been picking out. Keeping this list handy, you'll easily see side-by-side the features of two or three homes. Click here to print this page.

Buying a home is nothing to take lightly. I can give you advice about choosing the place that's going to be your first home. Call me, Burlington's real estate expert, at 336-512-0640 and I can help you get on the right track to the house of your dreams.
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Property Address      
Asking Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Neighborhood
Near the Job      
Miles Away From Schools      
Minutes Away From Stores / Dining      
Interstates Nearby      
Near Public Transportation      
Near Physicians      
Close to Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Signs      
Bike Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Type of Traffic      
Parks      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
Major Appliances Installed      
Neighborhood Rules      
Miles Away From Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Environmental Concerns / Influences      
The House
Year Home Built      
No. of Stories      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Roof Appearance      
Foundation Condition      
General Exterior Condition      
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      
Quality of Plumbing Pipes      
Estimated Water Bill $ $ $
Estimated Heating Bill $ $ $
Estimated Electric Bill $ $ $
Living Room      
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      
Renovated Basement      
Attic      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Landscaping      
Property Line      
Security (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Expand / Expand House      

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