Utah Home Buyer: Things to Look For

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Most house hunters - whether they're first time buyers or experienced homeowners - want to buy their perfect home. And, it's common to become overwhelmed with all the houses in Utah that look like possibilities (neighborhood, architecture style, etc.).

So, to help you narrow down your "likes" list from online to the list of places you actually see, take this Home Buyer Checklist along when you go house hunting. Put an emphasis on the items that are most important to you. It'll help you put things into perspective and use sensible ways to measure the houses you've been seeing. With this list, you can compare and contrast the features of two or three homes. Click here to print this page.

Buying a home is a big step. We can help you choose a place that you'll call home. Call MOVE Utah Real Estate, Utah's real estate experts, at 801.205.7355 and we can help you make your way to the home of your dreams.
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Property Address      
Asking Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Community
Minutes Away From the Job      
Close to Schools      
Close to Shops      
Highways Nearby      
Near Public Transportation      
Minutes Away From Hospitals      
Miles Away From Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Signs      
Sidewalks      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Traffic Volume      
Parks      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
Major Appliances Installed      
HOA Rules      
Minutes Away From Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Environmental Concerns / Influences      
The Home
Year House Built      
No. of Stories      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Roof Condition      
Quality of Foundation      
Overall Exterior Condition      
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 Room      
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      
Landscaping      
Property Line      
Security (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Renovate / Expand House      

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