Encinitas House Hunting: Things to Look For

The largest investment you'll make in Encinitas, California is your property. With that choice comes a lot of thoughtful decision-making when it comes to picking a home to live in. Using the Home Buyer's Checklist provided helps you see side-by-side all of the attributes of various homes and helps you get down to what you really want in a place to live.

To help you streamline your "possibilities" list from online to the list of houses you visit, take this checklist along when you go shopping for your house. Highlight the items that are most valuable 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 picking out. With this list, you can see side-by-side the features of two or three houses. Click here to print this page.

Buying a house is nothing to take lightly. I can offer advice and show you a home that's right for you in Encinitas, California. Call me, Encinitas, California's real estate expert, at (760) 943-7200 and I can help you make the decision that leads you to the house of your dreams.
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Property Address      
Asking Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Community
Miles Away From the Job      
Minutes Away From Schools      
Close to Shops      
Expressways Nearby      
Close to Public Transportation      
Near Hospitals      
Miles Away From Place of Worship      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Warnings      
Sidewalks      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Type of Traffic      
Walking / Biking Trails      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
All Utilities Installed      
Neighborhood Restrictions      
Miles Away From Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Green-Friendly Neighborhood      
The Home
Age of Home      
No. of Stories      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Roof Quality      
Quality of Foundation      
Overall Exterior Appearance      
Garage Size      
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      
Eat-In Kitchen      
Refrigerator      
Stove / Oven (Gas / Electric)      
Garbage Disposal      
Dishwasher      
Broken / Drafty Windows      
Storm Windows / Screens      
Washer / Dryer Outlets      
Laundry Space      
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 Renovate / Expand House      

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