Fresno House Hunting: Things to Look For

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Purchasing a house in Fresno is no simple task. You want to make the best choice. Whether you're a first-time or experienced buyer, this Home Buyers' Checklist presents some of the important criterion to think about when deciding on a home. Aside from price, you want to make sure that the house and the neighborhood measure up to the needs and wants of your family.

To help you narrow down your "likes" list from online to the list of houses you visit, take this Home Buyer Checklist along when you go shopping for your house. Make note of the items that are most valuable to you. It'll help you put a home's features into perspective and use real life ways to measure the houses you've been evaluating. Keeping this list handy, you can see side-by-side the features of up to three homes.

Buying a home is a new experience, but not an easy decision. I can help you choose a place that you'll call home. Call Hale Realty, Fresno, California's real estate expert, at 559-960-3493 and I can help you get on the right track to the home of your dreams.
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Property Address      
Asking Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Area
Miles Away From the Job      
Near Schools      
Close to Shopping      
Expressways Nearby      
Close to Bus Stops      
Minutes Away From Physicians      
Close to Place of Worship      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Signs      
Pedestrian Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Type of Traffic      
Parks      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
All Utilities Installed      
HOA Rules      
Miles Away From Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Environmental Concerns / Influences      
The House
Age of Home      
No. of Stories      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Roof Condition      
Quality of Foundation      
General Exterior Appearance      
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      
Finished Basement      
Attic      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Landscaping      
Property Line      
Security (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Renovate / Expand House      

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