New York House Hunting Checklist

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The most important source of capital you'll have in New York, New York is your house. With that choice comes a lot of thoughtful decision-making when it comes to picking a place to live. Using the Home Buyer's Checklist below will help you wade through all of the attributes of up to three houses and helps you see what you value as a first-time home buyer.

To help you prioritize your "good enough" list from online to the list of places you visit, take this checklist along when you go shopping for your home. Put an emphasis on the items that are most valuable to you. It'll help you put a home's characteristics into perspective and use sensible ways to measure the houses you've been evaluating. Keeping this list handy, you can judge the features of up to three houses. 

Buying a home is a big deal. I can give you home buying tips on choosing a place that you'll call home. Call me, New York, New York's real estate expert, at 917-397-0507 and I can help you make the decision that leads you to the home of your dreams.
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Home Address      
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Area
Miles Away From Work      
Close to Schools      
Close to Shops / Dining      
Highways Nearby      
Near Public Transportation      
Minutes Away From Doctors / Dentists      
Near Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Street Lights      
Bike Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Heavy Traffic      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
Major Appliances Installed      
HOA Restrictions      
Close to Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Green-Friendly Neighborhood      
The Home
Year Home Built      
No. of Floors      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Quality of Roof      
Foundation Appearance      
General Exterior Condition      
Two-Car Garage      
No. of Bathrooms      
No. of Closets      
No. of Bedrooms      
Oil, Gas or Electric Heat      
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      
Separate Dining Area      
Family Room      
Carpeting - No. of Rooms      
Eat-In Kitchen      
Stove / Oven (Gas / Electric)      
Garbage Disposal      
Broken / Drafty Windows      
Storm Windows / Screens      
Washer / Dryer Outlets      
Laundry Area      
Converted Basement      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Curb Appeal      
Property Line      
Security (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Ability to Renovate / Expand Home