Palm Springs House Hunting: Things to Look For

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The most important secured investment in Palm Springs, California is your 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 characteristics of many homes and helps you identify what you value in a house.

To help you streamline your "likes" list from the computer to the list of houses you actually see, take this Home Buyer Checklist along when you go shopping for your house. Highlight the items that are most important to you. It'll help you put things in line and use real life ways to measure the homes you're viewing. Keeping this list handy, you'll be able to compare and contrast the features of two or three houses. Click here to print this page.

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Home Address      
Asking Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Area
Close to the Job      
Near Schools      
Minutes Away From Shops / Restaurants      
Miles Away From Expressways      
Near Bus Stops      
Near Physicians      
Miles Away From Place of Worship      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Signs      
Pedestrian Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Traffic Volume      
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 Home
Year Home Built      
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      
Central Air Conditioning      
Energy-Conservation Features      
Age of Heating System      
Age of Water Heater      
Capacity of Water Heater      
Age of Electrical Wiring      
Plumbing Quality      
Estimated Water Bill $ $ $
Estimated Heating Bill $ $ $
Estimated Electric Bill $ $ $
Living Room      
Separate Dining Room      
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      
Curb Appeal      
Property Boundaries      
Safety (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Ability to Renovate / Enlarge Home