Costa Mesa Home Comparison Checklist

The largest investment you'll make in Costa Mesa, California is your home. With that decision comes a lot of careful decision-making when it comes to choosing a place to live. Using the Home Buyer's Checklist provided helps you weigh all of the features of different houses and helps you get down to what really matters to you as a first-time home buyer.

So, to help you narrow down your "possibilities" list from online to the list of houses you actually see, take this checklist along when you go shopping for your home. Make note of the items that are most important to you. It'll help you put a home's attributes into perspective and use true to life ways to measure the homes you're seeing. Keeping this list handy, you'll easily compare and contrast the characteristics of two or three homes. Click here to print this page.

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Property Address      
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Neighborhood
Minutes Away From Work      
Miles Away From Schools      
Near Shops / Restaurants      
Near Interstates      
Minutes Away From Bus Stops      
Close to Physicians      
Minutes Away From Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Warnings      
Sidewalks      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Heavy Traffic      
Parks      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
All Utilities Installed      
HOA Restrictions      
Close to Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Green-Friendly Neighborhood      
The Home
Year Home Built      
No. of Floors      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Quality of Roof      
Foundation Condition      
General Exterior Appearance      
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      
Plumbing Condition      
Estimated Water Bill $ $ $
Estimated Heating Bill $ $ $
Estimated Electric Bill $ $ $
Living Room      
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 Room      
Finished 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 / Expand Home      

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