Midland Home Buyer: Things to Look For

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The most important secured investment in Midland County is a home. With that choice comes a lot of thoughtful decision-making when it comes to choosing a house to live in. Using the Home Buyer's Checklist provided helps you judge all of the features of up to three homes and helps you to narrow down what you need as a first-time homeowner.

So, to help you narrow your "contender" list from the computer to the list of places you visit, take this Home Buyer Checklist along when you go shopping for your home. Highlight the items that are most valuable to you. It'll help you put things into perspective and use real life ways to measure the homes you've been viewing. Using this list, you can compare and contrast the features of two or three houses. Click here to print this page.

Buying a home is an exciting step. We can offer advice and show you the place that's your best fit. Call McCourt Real Estate Services, Midland County's real estate experts, at (432) 520-8334 and we can help you make the decision that leads you to the home of your dreams.
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Property Address      
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Community
Miles Away From Work      
Near Schools      
Near Shopping      
Miles Away From Expressways      
Close to Train Stations      
Near Hospitals      
Close to Place of Worship      
Garbage Collection      
Street Lights      
Kid Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Type of Traffic      
Parks      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
Major Appliances Available      
Neighborhood Rules      
Minutes Away From Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Green-Friendly Neighborhood      
The Home
Age of House      
No. of Stories      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Roof Condition      
Foundation Condition      
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      
Eat-In Kitchen      
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 Boundaries      
Security (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Renovate / Expand Home