Quay County Home Buying: Things to Look For

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Buying a home in Tucumcari is no simple task. You want to make the best decision. Whether you're a new or experienced buyer, this Home Buyers' Checklist lists many of the critical components to think about when deciding on a house. Aside from price, you want to make sure that the home plus the neighborhood meet the needs and expectations of your family.

So, to help you narrow down your "possibilities" list from the computer to the list of houses you actually see, take this Home Buyer Checklist along when you go house hunting. Highlight the items that are most important to you. It'll help you put a home's features into perspective and use true to life ways to measure the homes you've been touring. With this list, you'll easily compare and contrast the characteristics of up to three homes. Click here to print this page.

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Property Address . . .
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Area
Minutes Away From Work . . .
Miles Away From Schools . . .
Miles Away From Stores / Dining . . .
Interstates Nearby . . .
Close to Public Transportation . . .
Near Doctors / Dentists . . .
Minutes Away From Churches . . .
Garbage Collection . . .
Street Lights . . .
Sidewalks . . .
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained . . .
Heavy Traffic . . .
Walking / Biking Trails . . .
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained . . .
All Utilities Installed . . .
HOA Rules . . .
Near Airports / Trains . . .
Area Zoned Residential . . .
Near Industry . . .
Proposed Special Assessments . . .
Green-Friendly Neighborhood . . .
The House
Year House Built . . .
No. of Stories . . .
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding . . .
Quality of Roof . . .
Quality of Foundation . . .
General Exterior Quality . . .
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 Areas . . .
Fireplace . . .
Separate Dining Space . . .
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 . . .
Renovated 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 Home . . .

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