Waterville, Maine Home Buying: Things to Look For

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The biggest secured investment in Kennebec County is your house. With that choice comes a lot of thoughtful decision-making when it comes to deciding on a house to live in. Using the Home Buyer's Checklist here will help you wade through all of the features of several houses and helps you to narrow down what really matters to you in a house.

To help you streamline your "possibilities" list from the computer to the list of properties 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 things into perspective and use sound ways to measure the homes you've been viewing. By thinking through this list, you'll be able to compare the characteristics of two or three homes. Click here to print this page.

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Property Address      
Asking Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Neighborhood
Miles Away From the Job      
Minutes Away From Schools      
Close to Shops      
Minutes Away From Interstates      
Minutes Away From Public Transportation      
Near Doctors / Dentists      
Minutes Away From Place of Worship      
Garbage Collection      
Street Lights      
Pedestrian Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Traffic Volume      
Playgrounds      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
Major Appliances Available      
Neighborhood Rules      
Miles Away From 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      
Roof Appearance      
Quality of Foundation      
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 Quality      
Estimated Water Bill $ $ $
Estimated Heating Bill $ $ $
Estimated Electric Bill $ $ $
Living Spaces      
Fireplace      
Separate Dining Space      
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 Room      
Converted Basement      
Attic      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Curb Appeal      
Property Boundaries      
Security (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Expand / Expand Home      

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