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Find the best home for you in Inglewood with Pat Douglas Realtors as your REALTOR - 323754-8283

Buying a home in Inglewood, California is no easy task. You want to make the best decision. Whether you're a first-time or experienced buyer, this Home Buyers' Checklist classifies many of the critical elements to consider when deciding on a home. Aside from cost, you want to be confident that the house and the neighborhood measure up to the needs and desires of your family.

So, to help you narrow down your "contender" list from online to the list of houses you visit, take this checklist along when you go shopping for your home. Put an emphasis on the items that are most important to you. It'll help you put a home's characteristics into perspective and use practical ways to measure the houses you've been seeing. Keeping this list handy, you can compare and contrast the characteristics of two or three houses. Click here to print this page.

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Property Address . . .
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Area
Minutes Away From Work . . .
Near Schools . . .
Near Shops . . .
Expressways Nearby . . .
Near Public Transportation . . .
Close to Physicians . . .
Close to Churches . . .
Garbage Collection . . .
Street Lights . . .
Bike Friendly . . .
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained . . .
Traffic Volume . . .
Playgrounds . . .
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained . . .
All Utilities Installed . . .
HOA Restrictions . . .
Miles Away From Airports / Trains . . .
Area Zoned Residential . . .
Near Industry . . .
Proposed Special Assessments . . .
Environmental Concerns / Influences . . .
The House
Year House Built . . .
No. of Stories . . .
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding . . .
Roof Condition . . .
Foundation Quality . . .
Overall 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 . . .
Quality of Plumbing Pipes . . .
Estimated Water Bill $ $ $
Estimated Heating Bill $ $ $
Estimated Electric Bill $ $ $
Living Areas . . .
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 Space . . .
Finished Basement . . .
Attic . . .
Sump Pump / Drainage . . .
Connected to Sewer System . . .
Patio / Deck . . .
Backyard Fence . . .
Curb Appeal . . .
Property Boundaries . . .
Safety (dead bolts, detectors) . . .
Building Code . . .
Compliance . . .
Ability to Renovate / Enlarge House . . .

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