Starke House Hunting: Things to Look For

The largest investment you'll make in Starke, Florida is a property. With that choice comes a lot of careful decision-making when it comes to choosing a house to live in. Using the Home Buyer's Checklist here will help you see side-by-side all of the characteristics of several houses and helps you identify what you value in a place to live.

To help you narrow your "good enough" list from online to the list of places you visit, take this Home Buyer Checklist along when you go house hunting. Highlight the items that are most important to you. It'll help you put a home's characteristics into perspective and use rational ways to measure the homes you're picking out. Keeping this list handy, you can see side-by-side the characteristics of up to three homes. Click here to print this page.

Buying a house is a big step. We can offer advice and show you a place that you'll call home. Call American Dream of Northeast Florida, Inc., Starke's real estate experts, at 904-964-5424 and we can help you get on the right track to the house of your dreams.
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Property Address      
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Neighborhood
Close to the Job      
Miles Away From Schools      
Miles Away From Shopping      
Interstates Nearby      
Close to Public Transportation      
Close to Hospitals      
Close to Place of Worship      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Signs      
Bike Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Type of Traffic      
Walking / Biking Trails      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
All Utilities Installed      
Neighborhood Restrictions      
Minutes Away From Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Environmental Concerns / Influences      
The House
Year Home Built      
No. of Floors      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Quality of Roof      
Quality of Foundation      
General Exterior Appearance      
Garage Size      
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 Spaces      
Fireplace      
Separate Dining Area      
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      
Landscaping      
Property Line      
Safety (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Renovate / Enlarge Home      

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