Orland Park, Illinois Home Buyer: Things to Look For

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Buying a home is no simple task. You want to make an educated decision. Whether you're a fresh or experienced buyer, this Home Buyers' Checklist classifies some of the pertinent criteria to note when choosing a house. Aside from the asking price, you want to be confident that the home as well as the neighborhood meet the needs and expectations of your family.

To help you narrow your "likes" list from online to the list of houses you actually see, take this checklist along when you go shopping for your home. Put an emphasis on the items that are most important to you. It'll help you put things in line and use practical ways to measure the homes you've been looking at now. By completing this list, you can compare and contrast the features of two or three homes. Click here to print this page.

Buying a home is a major decision. We can give you home buying tips on choosing the place that's going to be your next home. Call us, Orland Park's real estate experts, at 708-873-1400 and we can help you make your way to the house of your dreams.
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Address      
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Area
Minutes Away From the Job      
Minutes Away From Schools      
Near Shops / Dining      
Close to Highways      
Close to Public Transportation      
Minutes Away From Doctors / Dentists      
Minutes Away From Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Signs      
Sidewalks      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Traffic Volume      
Walking / Biking Trails      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
Major Appliances Installed      
Neighborhood Rules      
Near Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Environmental Concerns / Influences      
The Home
Year Home Built      
No. of Floors      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Roof Condition      
Quality of Foundation      
Overall Exterior Appearance      
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 Areas      
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 Space      
Converted Basement      
Attic      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Curb Appeal      
Property Boundaries      
Safety (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Expand / Enlarge Home      

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