St Lucie County and Martin County House Hunting: Things to Look For

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The largest investment you'll probably make is a home. With that choice comes a lot of thoughtful decision-making when it comes to deciding on a place to live. Using the Home Buyer's Checklist here will help you weigh all of the attributes of several houses and helps you to narrow down what you care about whether you are a first-time home buyer or seasoned home buyer. Sometimes, when you start to view multiple homes, they kind of blend together when you're thinking about them later.

So, to help you narrow your "contender" list from online to the list of properties you tour, take this checklist along when you go shopping for your house. Put an emphasis on the items that are most valuable to you. It'll help you put things into perspective and use sound ways to measure the houses you've been picking out. Keeping this list handy, you'll be able to compare the features of two or three homes.

Buying a house is a big step. We can give you home buying tips on choosing the place that's going to be your next home. Call us, anytime, at (772) 340-6116 and we can help you make the decision that leads you to the house of your dreams. Let us help you with you search as well. Fill out the form below and we'll get back with you so we can begin our commitment to you in finding your dream home!
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Property Address      
Asking Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Neighborhood
Miles Away From Work      
Close to Schools      
Miles Away From Shops      
Expressways Nearby      
Near Public Transportation      
Minutes Away From Doctors / Dentists      
Near Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Warnings      
Pedestrian Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Amount of Traffic      
Walking / Biking Trails      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
All Utilities Installed      
Neighborhood Rules      
Minutes Away From Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Green-Friendly Neighborhood      
The Home
Age of Home      
No. of Stories      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Quality of Roof      
Foundation Condition      
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 Room      
Renovated 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 Expand / Enlarge House      

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