Hickory Home Buying Checklist

The most important secured investment in Hickory, North Carolina is your house. With that decision comes a lot of careful decision-making when it comes to deciding on a home to live in. Using the Home Buyer's Checklist here will help you see side-by-side all of the features of two or three houses and helps you to narrow down what you care about in a house.

To help you streamline your "possibilities" list from online to the list of properties you actually see, take this Home Buyer 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 in line and use rational ways to measure the houses you've been touring. Keeping this list handy, you can compare and contrast the characteristics of two or three homes. Click here to print this page.

Buying a house is nothing to take lightly. I can give you home buying tips on choosing the place that's going to be your first home. Call me, Hickory's real estate expert, at 828-612-9826 and I can help you make the decision that leads you to the home of your dreams.
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Property Address      
Asking Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Community
Near the Job      
Miles Away From Schools      
Minutes Away From Stores / Dining      
Highways Nearby      
Miles Away From Public Transportation      
Near Doctors / Dentists      
Near Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Street Lights      
Bike Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Traffic Volume      
Parks      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
All Utilities Available      
Neighborhood Rules      
Near Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Environmental Concerns / Influences      
The Home
Age of House      
No. of Floors      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Roof Quality      
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      
Quality of Plumbing Pipes      
Estimated Water Bill $ $ $
Estimated Heating Bill $ $ $
Estimated Electric Bill $ $ $
Living Areas      
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 Area      
Renovated Basement      
Attic      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Curb Appeal      
Property Line      
Safety (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Renovate / Enlarge Home