Central Florida Home Buying List

It's a given that home buyers - whether they're first time buyers or experienced homeowners - want to buy their perfect home. And, it's not hard to become overwhelmed with all the houses in Central Florida that look like possibilities (price, no. of bedrooms, etc.).

To help you narrow your "possibilities" list from online to the list of places you visit, take this checklist along when you go house hunting. Highlight the items that are most valuable to you. It'll help you put things into perspective and use rational ways to measure the homes you're seeing. With this list, you'll be able to judge the features of up to three homes. Click here to print this page.

Buying a house is an exciting experience. We can help you choose a home that's right for you in Central Florida. Call The Sally and David Team of Premier Sotheby's International Realty, Central Florida's real estate experts, at 407-928-3760 / 407-687-7295 and we can help you get on the right track to the house of your dreams.
Home Buyer Checklist 1 2 3
Home Address      
Asking Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Neighborhood
Minutes Away From the Job      
Near Schools      
Close to Shops      
Expressways Nearby      
Minutes Away From Public Transportation      
Miles Away From Hospitals      
Near Place of Worship      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Warnings      
Pedestrian Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Amount of Traffic      
Playgrounds      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
All Utilities Installed      
Neighborhood Restrictions      
Near Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Green-Friendly Neighborhood      
The Home
Age of House      
No. of Stories      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Roof Appearance      
Quality of Foundation      
General Exterior Appearance      
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      
Plumbing Condition      
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      
Converted Basement      
Attic      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Landscaping      
Property Boundaries      
Safety (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Renovate / Expand Home      

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