Fort Lauderdale Home Comparison: Things to Look For

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The largest source of capital you'll have in Fort Lauderdale, Florida is your property. With that choice comes a lot of detailed decision-making when it comes to deciding on a house to live in. Using the Home Buyer's Checklist provided helps you see side-by-side all of the attributes of two or three houses and helps you see what you care about as a home buyer.

To help you narrow down your "contender" list from the computer to the list of properties you visit, take this checklist along when you go shopping for your house. Make note of the items that are most important to you. It'll help you put a home's features into perspective and use sensible ways to measure the homes you're picking out. By thinking through this list, you can compare and contrast the characteristics of two or three homes. Click here to print this page.

Buying a home is a major decision. We can give you home buying tips on choosing a home that's right for you in Fort Lauderdale. Contact us and we can help you make the decision that leads you to the house of your dreams.
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Property Address      
Asking Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Area
Miles Away From Work      
Miles Away From Schools      
Near Shopping      
Highways Nearby      
Minutes Away From Bus Stops      
Close to Doctors / Dentists      
Miles Away From Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Street Lights      
Kid Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Amount of Traffic      
Parks      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
Major Appliances Installed      
HOA Rules      
Minutes Away From Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Environmental Concerns / Influences      
The House
Year House Built      
No. of Floors      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Roof Appearance      
Foundation Quality      
Overall Exterior Appearance      
Garage Size      
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 Room      
Converted Basement      
Attic      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Landscaping      
Property Boundaries      
Security (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Expand / Enlarge Home