Valencia, California Home Buying: Things to Look For

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Buying a house in Valencia is no quick task. You want to make the right choice. Whether you're a fresh or experienced buyer, this Home Buyers' Checklist presents some of the pertinent components to think about when deciding on a home. Aside from the asking price, you want to ensure that the home as well as the neighborhood measure up to the needs and desires of your family.

So, to help you streamline your "likes" list from online to the list of places 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 real life ways to measure the houses you've been seeing. Filling in this list, you'll be able to compare and contrast the features of two or three homes. 

Buying a house is a major decision. We can help you choose the place that's going to be your first home. Call Scenic Hills Realty, Valencia, California's real estate experts, at 661-373-5344 and we can help you make your way to the home of your dreams.
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Home Address      
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Community
Miles Away From Work      
Miles Away From Schools      
Close to Shops / Dining      
Interstates Nearby      
Near Train Stations      
Minutes Away From Physicians      
Close to Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Signs      
Bike Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Amount of Traffic      
Playgrounds      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
All Utilities Installed      
HOA Restrictions      
Minutes Away From Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Environmental Concerns / Influences      
The Home
Year Home Built      
No. of Stories      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Roof Quality      
Foundation Appearance      
Overall Exterior Condition      
Multi-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 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 Space      
Finished Basement      
Attic      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Landscaping      
Property Line      
Safety (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Expand / Enlarge House      

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