Wyoming Valley Home Buyer Checklist

Find the best home for you in Shickshinny with Five Mountains Realty as your real estate agent - 570-704-6846

It's a given that house hunters - whether new to the process or experienced homeowners - want to buy their perfect home. And, it's easy to lose sight of your goals with all the homes in the Wyoming Valley that look like possibilities (list price, location, etc.).

So, to help you streamline your "contender" list from online to the list of houses you visit, take this Home Buyer Checklist along when you go shopping for your home. Make note of the items that are most important to you. It'll help you put things into perspective and use realistic ways to measure the homes you've been picking out. Keeping this list handy, you'll be able to compare the characteristics of two or three houses. 

Buying a house is an exciting step. I can give you advice about choosing the place that's going to be your first home. Call Century 21 Signature Properties, Wyoming Valley's real estate expert, at 570-704-6846 and I can help you make the decision that leads you to the house of your dreams.
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Property Address      
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Area
Near the Job      
Miles Away From Schools      
Minutes Away From Shops      
Minutes Away From Interstates      
Near Bus Stops      
Minutes Away From Hospitals      
Miles Away From Place of Worship      
Garbage Collection      
Street Lights      
Sidewalks      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Heavy Traffic      
Walking / Biking Trails      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
All Utilities Installed      
HOA Restrictions      
Miles Away From Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Environmental Concerns / Influences      
The House
Year Home Built      
No. of Floors      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Quality of Roof      
Quality of Foundation      
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 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 Area      
Renovated 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 / Expand Home