Brevard County House Hunting: Things to Look For

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Purchasing a house in Brevard County is no easy task. You want to make the right choice. Whether you're a fresh or experienced buyer, this Home Buyers' Checklist classifies many of the determining points to think about when deciding on a house. Aside from the asking price, you want to be 100% confident that the home and the neighborhood meet the needs and desires of your family.

So, to help you streamline your "good enough" list from the computer to the list of places you visit, take this checklist along when you go house hunting. Put an emphasis on the items that are most important to you. It'll help you put things in line and use practical ways to measure the homes you're evaluating. By completing this list, you'll easily judge the attributes of two or three houses. Click here to print this page.

Buying a house is an exciting step. We can give you home buying tips on choosing a place that you'll call home. Contact us and we 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 Community
Close to Work      
Near Schools      
Near Shopping      
Minutes Away From Highways      
Close to Train Stations      
Minutes Away From Doctors / Dentists      
Close to Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Warnings      
Kid Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Traffic Volume      
Walking / Biking Trails      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
Major Appliances Available      
Neighborhood Restrictions      
Close to Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Green-Friendly Neighborhood      
The House
Year House Built      
No. of Stories      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Quality of Roof      
Quality of Foundation      
Overall Exterior Condition      
Multi-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 Quality      
Estimated Water Bill $ $ $
Estimated Heating Bill $ $ $
Estimated Electric Bill $ $ $
Living Spaces      
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      
Renovated Basement      
Attic      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Curb Appeal      
Property Line      
Security (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Renovate / Enlarge House