Dayton Home Comparison: Things to Look For

Most consumers shopping for real estate - whether new to the process or experienced - want to buy their ideal house. And, it's very easy to become overwhelmed with all the houses in Dayton, Ohio that look like possibilities (list price, location, etc.).

To help you narrow down your "possibilities" list from the computer to the list of houses you tour, take this Home Buyer Checklist along when you go shopping for your home. Highlight 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 looking at now. Keeping this list handy, you'll be able to compare and contrast the features of up to three houses. Click here to print this page.

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Property Address      
Asking Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Neighborhood
Miles Away From the Job      
Near Schools      
Close to Shops / Restaurants      
Expressways Nearby      
Near Bus Stops      
Minutes Away From Doctors / Dentists      
Near Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Warnings      
Sidewalks      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Traffic Volume      
Playgrounds      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
All Utilities Available      
Neighborhood Rules      
Near Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Environmental Concerns / Influences      
The Home
Year House Built      
No. of Stories      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Quality of Roof      
Foundation Appearance      
General Exterior Condition      
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 Space      
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 Space      
Finished 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 Expand / Expand Home