Naples, Florida House Hunting: Things to Look For

The most important secured investment in Naples, Florida is a house. With that opportunity comes a lot of careful decision-making when it comes to choosing a house to live in. Using the Home Buyer's Checklist here will help you judge all of the characteristics of many homes and helps you get down to what you need as a first-time home buyer.

So, to help you prioritize your "possibilities" list from online to the list of houses you visit, take this checklist along when you go shopping for your home. Highlight 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 houses you're seeing. By using this list, you can judge the attributes of up to three homes. Click here to print this page.

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Home Buyer Checklist 1 2 3
Property Address      
Asking Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Neighborhood
Minutes Away From Work      
Close to Schools      
Minutes Away From Shopping      
Highways Nearby      
Close to Bus Stops      
Near Hospitals      
Minutes Away From Place of Worship      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Signs      
Pedestrian Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Type of Traffic      
Parks      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
Major Appliances Available      
Neighborhood Restrictions      
Close to Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Environmental Concerns / Influences      
The House
Age of House      
No. of Stories      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Roof Appearance      
Foundation Condition      
General Exterior Quality      
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      
Kitchen Eating Area      
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 Boundaries      
Safety (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Renovate / Enlarge House      

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