Silicon Valley Home Comparison List

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The largest investment you'll make in Silicon Valley, California is a house. With that decision comes a lot of detailed decision-making when it comes to deciding on a house to live in. Using the Home Buyer's Checklist here will help you wade through all of the attributes of many houses and helps you get down to what really matters to you in a house.

To help you narrow your "contender" list from online to the list of houses you actually see, take this Home Buyer Checklist along when you go shopping for your house. Make note of the items that are most important to you. It'll help you put things in line and use sensible ways to measure the homes you've been looking at now. With this list, you'll be able to judge the characteristics of two or three houses. Click here to print this page.


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Home Address . . .
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Neighborhood
Close to the Job . . .
Miles Away From Schools . . .
Miles Away From Shops / Restaurants . . .
Near Interstates . . .
Miles Away From Bus Stops . . .
Close to Doctors / Dentists . . .
Miles Away From Place of Worship . . .
Garbage Collection . . .
Street Lights . . .
Sidewalks . . .
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained . . .
Amount of Traffic . . .
Walking / Biking Trails . . .
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained . . .
All Utilities Installed . . .
Neighborhood Restrictions . . .
Miles Away From Airports / Trains . . .
Area Zoned Residential . . .
Near Industry . . .
Proposed Special Assessments . . .
Environmental Concerns / Influences . . .
The House
Age of Home . . .
No. of Floors . . .
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding . . .
Roof Appearance . . .
Foundation Appearance . . .
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 Spaces . . .
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 . . .
Converted Basement . . .
Attic . . .
Sump Pump / Drainage . . .
Connected to Sewer System . . .
Patio / Deck . . .
Backyard Fence . . .
Curb Appeal . . .
Property Line . . .
Security (dead bolts, detectors) . . .
Building Code . . .
Compliance . . .
Ability to Renovate / Enlarge Home . . .

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