Central Jersey House Hunting: Things to Look For

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It's a given that house hunters - whether they're first time buyers or experienced homeowners - want to buy their dream home. And, it's easy to lose sight of your goals with all the homes in Central Jersey that seem like good candidates (price, no. of bedrooms, etc.).

So, to help you narrow your "good enough" list from online to the list of houses you tour, 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 into perspective and use practical ways to measure the houses you're looking at now. Keeping this list handy, you can compare the features of up to three homes.

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Home Address      
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Neighborhood
Close to the Job      
Close to Schools      
Minutes Away From Shopping      
Interstates Nearby      
Near Train Stations      
Miles Away From Hospitals      
Minutes Away From Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Street Lights      
Pedestrian Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Amount of Traffic      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
Major Appliances Installed      
Neighborhood Rules      
Miles Away From Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Environmental Concerns / Influences      
The House
Age of Home      
No. of Stories      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Roof Appearance      
Quality of Foundation      
General Exterior Condition      
Garage Size      
No. of Bathrooms      
No. of Closets      
No. of Bedrooms      
Oil, Gas or Electric Heat      
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      
Separate Dining Area      
Family Room      
Carpeting - No. of Rooms      
Eat-In Kitchen      
Stove / Oven (Gas / Electric)      
Garbage Disposal      
Broken / Drafty Windows      
Storm Windows / Screens      
Washer / Dryer Outlets      
Laundry Room      
Converted Basement      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Property Line      
Security (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Ability to Expand / Enlarge House