Home Buying List

Find the best home for you in Orange County with Tom Bertog as your REALTOR - 949-280-0102

The most important secured investment in Orange County is a home. With that choice comes a lot of thoughtful decision-making when it comes to picking a house to live in. Using the Home Buyer's Checklist provided helps you understand all of the features of up to three houses and helps you see what you care about as a homeowner.

To help you narrow your "possibilities" list from online to the list of houses 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 into perspective and use sound ways to measure the homes you're viewing. Keeping this list handy, you'll easily compare the characteristics of two or three homes. Click here to print this page.

Buying a home is a major decision. We can offer advice and show you a home that you'll love. Call Tom Bertog, Orange County's real estate expert, at 949-280-0102 and we can help you make your way to the house of your dreams.
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Home Address      
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Community
Close to Work      
Near Schools      
Minutes Away From Shops / Restaurants      
Close to Expressways      
Near Train Stations      
Minutes Away From Hospitals      
Near Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Street Lights      
Sidewalks      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Heavy Traffic      
Playgrounds      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
All Utilities Installed      
Neighborhood Rules      
Minutes Away From Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Environmental Concerns / Influences      
The Home
Age of Home      
No. of Stories      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Roof Quality      
Foundation Quality      
Overall Exterior Condition      
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 Condition      
Estimated Water Bill $ $ $
Estimated Heating Bill $ $ $
Estimated Electric Bill $ $ $
Living Room      
Fireplace      
Separate Dining Room      
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 Line      
Safety (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Renovate / Expand Home      

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