Surprise Home Buying List

Buying a house in Surprise is no easy task. You want to make the right choice. Whether you're a first-time or experienced buyer, this Home Buyers' Checklist presents many of the important points to think about when choosing a home. Aside from price, you want to be confident that the house and the neighborhood surpass the needs and expectations of your family.

To help you streamline your "likes" list from online to the list of properties you visit, take this Home Buyer Checklist along when you go shopping for your house. Make note of the items that are most valuable to you. It'll help you put a home's features into perspective and use sensible ways to measure the homes you've been seeing. By thinking through this list, you can see all at once the attributes of two or three houses. Click here to print this page.

Buying a house is nothing to take lightly. We can offer advice and show you a place that you'll call home. Call us, Surprise, Arizona's real estate experts, at 623-792-8265 and we can help you make your way to the home of your dreams.
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Property Address      
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Community
Close to Work      
Close to Schools      
Minutes Away From Shops      
Minutes Away From Highways      
Close to Public Transportation      
Near Doctors / Dentists      
Close to Place of Worship      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Warnings      
Bike Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Type of Traffic      
Walking / Biking Trails      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
Major Appliances Installed      
Neighborhood Rules      
Near Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Green-Friendly Neighborhood      
The House
Year House Built      
No. of Stories      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Roof Quality      
Foundation Condition      
Overall Exterior Quality      
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 Spaces      
Fireplace      
Separate Dining Room      
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      
Finished Basement      
Attic      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Landscaping      
Property Line      
Safety (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Expand / Enlarge Home      

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