Mission Viejo, California House Hunting Checklist

Buying a home in Mission Viejo, California is no easy task. You want to make the right choice. Whether you're a new or seasoned buyer, this Home Buyers' Checklist classifies plenty of the important factors to consider when choosing a house. Aside from cost, you want to be 100% confident that the house and the neighborhood surpass the needs and desires of your family.

To help you narrow down your "good enough" list from online to the list of properties 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 a home's characteristics into perspective and use real life ways to measure the houses you've been viewing. Keeping this list handy, you'll easily compare the characteristics of up to three homes. Click here to print this page.

Buying a home is an exciting experience. We can offer advice and show you a home that's right for you in Mission Viejo. Call The Alden Team, Mission Viejo's real estate experts, at 949-466-2933 and we can help you get on the right track to the home of your dreams.
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Home Address      
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Community
Close to the Job      
Minutes Away From Schools      
Minutes Away From Shops      
Interstates Nearby      
Miles Away From Train Stations      
Minutes Away From Doctors / Dentists      
Close to Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Signs      
Pedestrian Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Heavy Traffic      
Walking / Biking Trails      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
Major Appliances Installed      
HOA Restrictions      
Minutes Away From Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Environmental Concerns / Influences      
The Home
Age of Home      
No. of Floors      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Roof Quality      
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      
Plumbing Quality      
Estimated Water Bill $ $ $
Estimated Heating Bill $ $ $
Estimated Electric Bill $ $ $
Living Room      
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 Area      
Finished Basement      
Attic      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Curb Appeal      
Property Boundaries      
Safety (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Renovate / Enlarge House      

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