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Kern County House Hunting Checklist

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The largest source of capital you'll have in Kern County is your house. With that option comes a lot of detailed decision-making when it comes to deciding on a house to live in. Using the Home Buyer's Checklist below will help you see side-by-side all of the features of different houses and helps you to narrow down what you care about as a homeowner.

To help you streamline your "likes" list from the computer to the list of places you tour, take this checklist along when you go house hunting. Highlight the items that are most valuable to you. It'll help you put things in line and use true to life ways to measure the houses you're picking out. Using this list, you can judge the attributes of two or three homes. Click here to print this page.

Buying a home is a huge investment. We can give you advice about choosing a home that you'll love. Contact us and we can help you make your way to the house of your dreams.

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Home Address . . .
Asking Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Neighborhood
Close to Work . . .
Minutes Away From Schools . . .
Close to Shopping . . .
Interstates Nearby . . .
Close to Train Stations . . .
Near Doctors / Dentists . . .
Near Churches . . .
Garbage Collection . . .
Street Lights . . .
Bike Friendly . . .
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained . . .
Amount of Traffic . . .
Playgrounds . . .
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained . . .
All Utilities Available . . .
HOA Restrictions . . .
Miles Away From Airports / Trains . . .
Area Zoned Residential . . .
Near Industry . . .
Proposed Special Assessments . . .
Environmental Concerns / Influences . . .
The Home
Year House Built . . .
No. of Stories . . .
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding . . .
Roof Appearance . . .
Quality of Foundation . . .
General 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 Spaces . . .
Fireplace . . .
Separate Dining Area . . .
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 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 Expand / Enlarge House . . .

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