Alamance County Home Buying: Things to Look For

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Purchasing a home in Burlington is no small task. You want to make the best choice. Whether you're an inexperienced or experienced buyer, this Home Buyers' Checklist presents plenty of the important components to consider when deciding on a house. Aside from the listing price, you want to be 100% confident that the home and the neighborhood meet the needs and wants of your family.

To help you narrow down your "contender" list from online to the list of places you actually see, take this checklist along when you go house hunting. Highlight the items that are most important to you. It'll help you put a home's attributes into perspective and use rational ways to measure the houses you're touring. Keeping this list handy, you can compare the features of two or three homes. Click here to print this page.

Buying a house is an exciting experience. We can give you home buying tips on choosing a home that's right for you in Burlington, North Carolina. Contact us and we can help you make the decision that leads you to the home of your dreams.
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Property Address      
Asking Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Area
Close to Work      
Near Schools      
Close to Shops / Dining      
Near Interstates      
Close to Train Stations      
Minutes Away From Physicians      
Close to Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Street Lights      
Bike Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Traffic Volume      
Playgrounds      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
All Utilities Installed      
Neighborhood Restrictions      
Close to Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Green-Friendly Neighborhood      
The Home
Age of House      
No. of Floors      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Roof Condition      
Foundation Quality      
General Exterior Condition      
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 Areas      
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 Area      
Finished 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 Expand / Enlarge Home      

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