Daytona Beach House Hunting: Things to Look For

Buying a home in Daytona Beach, Florida is no small task. You want to make the best choice. Whether you're a fresh or seasoned buyer, this Home Buyers' Checklist presents some of the important points to think about when choosing a home. Aside from the listing price, you want to be confident that the home and the neighborhood surpass the needs and wants of your family.

To help you narrow your "possibilities" list from the computer to the list of properties you tour, take this checklist along when you go house hunting. Make note of the items that are most important to you. It'll help you put a home's characteristics into perspective and use realistic ways to measure the homes you've been touring. Keeping this list handy, you can see side-by-side the characteristics of two or three homes. Click here to print this page.

Buying a house is an exciting step. I can give you advice about choosing the place that's going to be your next home. Call Arthur Middleton, Daytona Beach, Florida's real estate expert, at 386-846-3919 and I can help you make your way to the home of your dreams.
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Home Address      
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Neighborhood
Miles Away From Work      
Minutes Away From Schools      
Close to Shops      
Interstates Nearby      
Near Public Transportation      
Close to Doctors / Dentists      
Miles Away From Place of Worship      
Garbage Collection      
Street Lights      
Sidewalks      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Traffic Volume      
Parks      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
All Utilities Installed      
Neighborhood Restrictions      
Miles Away From Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Environmental Concerns / Influences      
The House
Age of Home      
No. of Floors      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Quality of Roof      
Foundation Appearance      
General 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 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 Room      
Finished Basement      
Attic      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Curb Appeal      
Property Line      
Safety (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Expand / Expand House      

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