Tampa Home Buying: Things to Look For

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Purchasing a house in Tampa, Florida is no easy task. You want to make the best decision. Whether you're a new or experienced buyer, this Home Buyers' Checklist presents plenty of the important elements to consider when deciding on a home. Aside from the asking price, you want to ensure that the home plus the neighborhood surpass the needs and expectations of your family.

So, to help you narrow your "good enough" list from the computer to the list of properties you actually see, take this 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 a home's attributes into perspective and use sensible ways to measure the homes you've been looking at now. Keeping this list handy, you'll be able to compare the attributes of up to three houses.

Buying a house is a major decision. We can help you choose a place that you'll call home. Call Florida Executive Realty, Hillsborough County's real estate experts, at 813-758-7444 and we 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
Minutes Away From the Job      
Miles Away From Schools      
Close to Shops      
Highways Nearby      
Close to Bus Stops      
Near Hospitals      
Close to Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Street Lights      
Bike Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Amount of Traffic      
Parks      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
Major Appliances Installed      
Neighborhood Restrictions      
Close to Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Green-Friendly Neighborhood      
The House
Age of Home      
No. of Stories      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Quality of Roof      
Foundation Condition      
Overall Exterior Quality      
Two-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 Spaces      
Fireplace      
Separate Dining Area      
Family Room      
Carpeting - No. of Rooms      
Kitchen Eating Area      
Refrigerator      
Stove / Oven (Gas / Electric)      
Garbage Disposal      
Dishwasher      
Broken / Drafty Windows      
Storm Windows / Screens      
Washer / Dryer Outlets      
Laundry Space      
Renovated Basement      
Attic      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Curb Appeal      
Property Boundaries      
Security (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Expand / Expand House