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Find the best home for you in Sherman Oaks with Charise Mitchell, Estate Agent as your agent - (818) 269-1966

Buying a home in Sherman Oaks, California is no small task. You want to make an educated decision. Whether you're an inexperienced or experienced buyer, this Home Buyers' Checklist presents plenty of the important elements to note when deciding on a house. Aside from price, you want to be confident that the house and the neighborhood measure up to the needs and wants of your family.

To help you narrow down your "likes" list from the computer to the list of houses you actually see, take this Home Buyer Checklist along when you go shopping for your house. Highlight the items that are most important to you. It'll help you put a home's strong and weak points into perspective and use sound ways to measure the houses you've been picking out. Keeping this list handy, you can compare and contrast the attributes of two or three homes. Click here to print this page.

Buying a home is an exciting step. I can offer advice and show you the place that's going to be your first home. Call me, Los Angeles County's real estate expert, at (818) 269-1966 and I can help you make your way to the home of your dreams.
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Home Address      
Asking Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Community
Miles Away From Work      
Minutes Away From Schools      
Close to Stores / Restaurants      
Highways Nearby      
Close to Train Stations      
Near Doctors / Dentists      
Miles Away From Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Street Lights      
Pedestrian Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Heavy Traffic      
Playgrounds      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
Major Appliances Installed      
Neighborhood Rules      
Miles 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 Appearance      
Foundation Condition      
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 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      
Converted Basement      
Attic      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Curb Appeal      
Property Line      
Security (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Renovate / Expand Home      

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