The Triangle, North Carolina House Hunting List

Find the best home for you in The Triangle with RE/MAX Performance as your REALTOR - (919) 924-4991

Purchasing a house in Wake County is no simple task. You want to make an educated decision. Whether you're a fresh or seasoned buyer, this Home Buyers' Checklist identifies plenty of the determining components to note when deciding on a home. Aside from price, you want to make sure that the home as well as the neighborhood surpass the needs and desires of your family.

So, to help you prioritize your "good enough" list from the computer to the list of houses you tour, take this checklist along when you go house hunting. Put an emphasis on the items that are most valuable to you. It'll help you put things into perspective and use true to life ways to measure the homes you've been seeing. By using this list, you'll easily see side-by-side the features of two or three homes. Click here to print this page.


Buying a house is a new experience, but not an easy decision. I can give you home buying tips on choosing a home that's right for you in The Triangle, North Carolina. Call RE/MAX Performance, The Triangle's real estate expert, at (919) 924-4991 and I can help you make the decision that leads you to the house of your dreams.


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Home Address . . .
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Area
Miles Away From Work . . .
Close to Schools . . .
Minutes Away From Shopping . . .
Interstates Nearby . . .
Minutes Away From Train Stations . . .
Minutes Away From Hospitals . . .
Minutes Away From Churches . . .
Garbage Collection . . .
Street Lights . . .
Pedestrian Friendly . . .
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained . . .
Amount of Traffic . . .
Parks . . .
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained . . .
Major Appliances Available . . .
Neighborhood Restrictions . . .
Minutes 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 Quality . . .
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 . . .
Plumbing Condition . . .
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 Space . . .
Converted Basement . . .
Attic . . .
Sump Pump / Drainage . . .
Connected to Sewer System . . .
Patio / Deck . . .
Backyard Fence . . .
Curb Appeal . . .
Property Line . . .
Safety (dead bolts, detectors) . . .
Building Code . . .
Compliance . . .
Ability to Expand / Enlarge Home . . .

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