Valeria Mitchell

Realtor, Certified Probate RE Specialist

Buyer checklist



 

To ensure the lifestyle you want and expect...

Ask these questions before you buy:

Schools

  • What schools will my child attend?
  • Where are they located?
  • What are their test results?
  • What is the consensus of local parents?
  • Do they have the special programs necessary for my child?
  • How will my child get to school? If needed, is a school bus available to this location?

Work

  • How far is it to work?
  • How long am I willing to commute?
  • Are there optional routes to take to work?
  • If necessary, is public transportation available and convenient?

Location

  • What is the immediate neighborhood like?
  • Is it well kept?
  • How is traffic?
  • Are shopping facilities adequate and convenient?
  • How close are hospitals and/or medical centers?
  • Are churches/synagogues close?
  • Are police and fire protection adequate?
  • If important, how close is the airport?

Recreation & Activities

  • Does the Homeowner's Association provide recreational facilities such as:

    golf, tennis, lake access, swimming pool, playgrounds

  • Are there fees and regulations involved for their use?
  • What additional recreational facilities are close by?

    public/private/semi-private golf, country clubs, tennis, state parks, hiking/camping/boating/picnic, facilities, gyms

  • How available are children's activities?

    scouts, dance classes, martial arts, swimming, music schools, gymnastics, sports leagues

  • Are there children in the neighborhood?
  • Are movies, libraries, sports complexes, museums and other cultural event locations available and convenient?

Homeowner's Association & Neighborhood

  • Is there a Homeowner's Association?
  • How active are they?
  • Can I live with their rules and regulations?
  • What are their dues?
  • Is the community well planned and well run?

Sewage, facilities, public water, sidewalks, septic drainage

  • Are the above items available? If so, is the property hooked up?
  • Are there protective zoning ordinances?
  • Is there any vacant land close by?
  • What is it zoned for?

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