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Cornelius, North Carolina House Hunting Checklist

Find the best home for you in Cornelius with Melanie Venable as your agent - (704) 896-2000

The biggest secured investment in Mecklenburg County is your house. With that opportunity comes a lot of detailed decision-making when it comes to choosing a place to live. Using the Home Buyer's Checklist provided helps you weigh all of the features of two or three homes and helps you see what you really want as a homeowner.

So, to help you prioritize your "contender" list from online to the list of houses you tour, take this checklist along when you go shopping for your house. Put an emphasis on the items that are most important to you. It'll help you put things into perspective and use real life ways to measure the homes you're touring. Keeping this list handy, you'll be able to judge the features of two or three houses. Click here to print this page.

Buying a house is nothing to take lightly. We can help you choose the place that's going to be your first home. Use Melanie Venable 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 Neighborhood
Miles Away From Work . . .
Close to Schools . . .
Miles Away From Shopping . . .
Close to Highways . . .
Miles Away From Train Stations . . .
Near Doctors / Dentists . . .
Miles Away From Churches . . .
Garbage Collection . . .
Traffic Warnings . . .
Pedestrian Friendly . . .
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained . . .
Traffic Volume . . .
Parks . . .
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained . . .
All Utilities Available . . .
Neighborhood Rules . . .
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 Room . . .
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 Area . . .
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 . . .

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