Rancho Santa Margarita, California Home Buying Checklist

Find the best home for you in Rancho Santa Margarita with Lisa Dunn at Casa Bella Realty Group as your real estate agent - (949) 858-9183

Most house hunters - whether new to the process or experienced homeowners - want to buy their ideal home. And, it's very easy to become overwhelmed with all the houses in Orange County that seem like good candidates (price, no. of bedrooms, etc.).

To help you narrow down your "possibilities" list from online to the list of places you actually see, take this Home Buyer Checklist along when you go shopping for your home. Make note of the items that are most valuable to you. It'll help you put things in line and use practical ways to measure the houses you've been evaluating. Filling in this list, you can see at a glance the characteristics of up to three homes. Click here to print this page.

Buying a home is a new experience, but not an easy decision. I can give you advice about choosing the place that's your best fit. Call me, Orange County's real estate expert, at (949) 858-9183 and I can help you get on the right track to the home of your dreams.
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Home Address      
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Area
Minutes Away From Work      
Miles Away From Schools      
Close to Shops      
Expressways Nearby      
Near Bus Stops      
Close to Physicians      
Minutes Away From Place of Worship      
Garbage Collection      
Street Lights      
Kid Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Type of Traffic      
Walking / Biking Trails      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
Major Appliances Available      
HOA Restrictions      
Close to Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Environmental Concerns / Influences      
The House
Age of House      
No. of Floors      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Roof Condition      
Foundation Appearance      
Overall Exterior Appearance      
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 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 Area      
Finished Basement      
Attic      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Landscaping      
Property Boundaries      
Safety (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Expand / Expand Home      

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