Kent County Home Comparison: Things to Look For

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The most important source of capital you'll have in Rhode Island is your home. With that choice comes a lot of detailed decision-making when it comes to choosing a home to live in. Using the Home Buyer's Checklist here will help you wade through all of the features of up to three homes and helps you see what you really want as a first-time home buyer.

So, to help you streamline your "likes" list from online to the list of places you actually see, take this Home Buyer 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 a home's characteristics into perspective and use sensible ways to measure the homes you've been picking out. Keeping this list handy, you'll be able to compare and contrast the attributes of up to three houses. Click here to print this page.

Buying a house is a huge investment. We can give you advice about choosing the place that's going to be your next home. Call Weichert Realtors - Cress & Company, Kent County's real estate experts, at (401) 885-2990 and we can help you get on the right track to the house of your dreams.
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Home Address      
Asking Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Area
Miles Away From Work      
Near Schools      
Minutes Away From Shops / Dining      
Miles Away From Interstates      
Near Public Transportation      
Miles Away From Physicians      
Miles Away From Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Street Lights      
Pedestrian Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Traffic Volume      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
Major Appliances Installed      
Neighborhood Rules      
Close to Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Environmental Concerns / Influences      
The House
Year House Built      
No. of Floors      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Roof Appearance      
Quality of Foundation      
General Exterior Appearance      
Multi-Car Garage      
No. of Bathrooms      
No. of Closets      
No. of Bedrooms      
Oil, Gas or Electric Heat      
Central Air Conditioning      
Energy-Conservation Features      
Age of Heating System      
Age of Water Heater      
Capacity of Water Heater      
Age of Electrical Wiring      
Quality of Plumbing Pipes      
Estimated Water Bill $ $ $
Estimated Heating Bill $ $ $
Estimated Electric Bill $ $ $
Living Room      
Separate Dining Space      
Family Room      
Carpeting - No. of Rooms      
Eat-In Kitchen      
Stove / Oven (Gas / Electric)      
Garbage Disposal      
Broken / Drafty Windows      
Storm Windows / Screens      
Washer / Dryer Outlets      
Laundry Area      
Renovated Basement      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Property Boundaries      
Safety (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Ability to Expand / Enlarge House      

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