Lake Norman Home Comparison Checklist

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The most important investment you'll make in the Lake Norman Area is a house. With that decision comes a lot of thoughtful decision-making when it comes to picking a home to live in. Using the Home Buyer's Checklist here will help you weigh all of the features of many houses and helps you to narrow down what you really want as a first-time homeowner.

To help you streamline your "good enough" list from online to the list of properties you visit, take this checklist along when you go shopping for your house. Make note of the items that are most valuable to you. It'll help you put a home's attributes into perspective and use rational ways to measure the houses you're picking out. Keeping this list handy, you'll be able to see side-by-side the features of two or three homes. Click here to print this page.

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the Lake Norman Area Address      
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The Area
Close to the Job      
Close to Schools      
Near Shops      
Highways Nearby      
Near Public Transportation      
Near Doctors / Dentists      
Miles Away From Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Street Lights      
Bike Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Heavy Traffic      
Playgrounds      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
All Utilities Available      
HOA Restrictions      
Close to 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      
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      
Plumbing Condition      
Estimated Water Bill $ $ $
Estimated Heating Bill $ $ $
Estimated Electric Bill $ $ $
Living Spaces      
Fireplace      
Separate Dining Area      
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 Boundaries      
Safety (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Renovate / Expand House      

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