Oakland, California Home Comparison Checklist

Find the best home for you in Oakland with Thomas Chambers Company as your agent - (510) 601-0116

The largest secured investment in Oakland, California is a property. With that option comes a lot of careful 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 characteristics of many homes and helps you see what you need in a place to live.

So, to help you narrow your "good enough" list from the computer to the list of properties you actually see, take this checklist along when you go house hunting. Make note of the items that are most valuable to you. It'll help you put things in line and use rational ways to measure the homes you've been evaluating. Using this list, you'll be able to compare and contrast the features of two or three houses.

Buying a house is a big deal. We can offer advice and show you a home that you'll love. Use Thomas Chambers Company and we can help you make the decision that leads you to the house of your dreams.
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Home Address      
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Area
Minutes Away From the Job      
Near Schools      
Miles Away From Shopping      
Highways Nearby      
Near Train Stations      
Minutes Away From Physicians      
Near Place of Worship      
Garbage Collection      
Street Lights      
Pedestrian Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Heavy Traffic      
Walking / Biking Trails      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
Major Appliances Available      
HOA Restrictions      
Close to Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Environmental Concerns / Influences      
The Home
Year House Built      
No. of Floors      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Quality of Roof      
Foundation Appearance      
Overall Exterior Quality      
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 Condition      
Estimated Water Bill $ $ $
Estimated Heating Bill $ $ $
Estimated Electric Bill $ $ $
Living Room      
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 Space      
Renovated 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 Expand / Expand Home      

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