New Hanover County Home Comparison: Things to Look For

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It's a given that home buyers - whether new to the process or experienced homeowners - want to buy their perfect home. And, it's very easy to become overwhelmed with all the houses in Wilmington that might fit your needs (list price, location, etc.).

So, to help you streamline your "good enough" list from the computer to the list of places you actually see, take this checklist along when you go shopping for your house. Make note of the items that are most valuable to you. It'll help you put things 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 characteristics of up to three homes. Click here to print this page.

Buying a house is a major decision. We can help you choose the place that's going to be your next home. Call us, Wilmington's real estate experts, at (910) 200-6268 and we can help you get on the right track to the house of your dreams.
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New Hanover County Address      
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Area
Near Work      
Close to Schools      
Miles Away From Stores / Restaurants      
Highways Nearby      
Close to Bus Stops      
Minutes Away From Doctors / Dentists      
Close to Place of Worship      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Signs      
Pedestrian Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Amount of Traffic      
Playgrounds      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
All Utilities Installed      
HOA Restrictions      
Near Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Green-Friendly Neighborhood      
The House
Age of Home      
No. of Floors      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Roof Appearance      
Quality of Foundation      
General 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 Quality      
Estimated Water Bill $ $ $
Estimated Heating Bill $ $ $
Estimated Electric Bill $ $ $
Living Room      
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 Space      
Converted Basement      
Attic      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Curb Appeal      
Property Line      
Safety (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Renovate / Enlarge House      

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