Edmond Home Buyer: Things to Look For

The biggest investment you'll make in Edmond, Oklahoma is a home. With that choice comes a lot of careful decision-making when it comes to deciding on a house to live in. Using the Home Buyer's Checklist provided helps you compare all of the attributes of up to three houses and helps you get down to what you need as a first-time home buyer.

To help you narrow down your "likes" list from the computer to the list of properties you visit, take this checklist along when you go shopping for your home. Highlight the items that are most valuable to you. It'll help you put things into perspective and use sound ways to measure the houses you've been touring. Keeping this list handy, you can judge the features of up to three houses. Click here to print this page.

Buying a home is a new experience, but not an easy decision. I can help you choose the place that's going to be your first home. Call me, Edmond, Oklahoma's real estate expert, at 405-921-8449 and I can help you make the decision that leads you to the home of your dreams.
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Property Address      
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Community
Minutes Away From Work      
Miles Away From Schools      
Close to Shopping      
Minutes Away From Interstates      
Close to Bus Stops      
Miles Away From Doctors / Dentists      
Close to Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Signs      
Pedestrian Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Amount of Traffic      
Playgrounds      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
Major Appliances Available      
Neighborhood Rules      
Minutes Away From 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      
Foundation Condition      
General 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      
Plumbing Quality      
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 Space      
Converted 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 Expand / Enlarge Home