Downey, California Home Comparison Checklist

The biggest investment you'll make in Downey, California is your home. With that decision comes a lot of thoughtful decision-making when it comes to deciding on a home to live in. Using the Home Buyer's Checklist below will help you understand all of the features of different homes and helps you see what you need as a homeowner.

To help you narrow your "contender" list from the computer to the list of properties you tour, take this checklist along when you go house hunting. Highlight the items that are most important to you. It'll help you put a home's attributes into perspective and use true to life ways to measure the homes you're touring. Keeping this list handy, you'll easily judge the attributes of up to three homes. Click here to print this page.

Buying a house is a new experience, but not an easy decision. I can give you home buying tips on choosing a home that you'll love. Call Martin Lopez, Downey's real estate expert, at 562-824-3216 and I can help you get on the right track to the home of your dreams.
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Home Address      
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Neighborhood
Minutes Away From Work      
Near Schools      
Close to Stores / Dining      
Expressways Nearby      
Close to Train Stations      
Close to Hospitals      
Minutes Away From Place of Worship      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Signs      
Sidewalks      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Traffic Volume      
Parks      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
Major Appliances Installed      
HOA Restrictions      
Miles Away From Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Green-Friendly Neighborhood      
The House
Year House Built      
No. of Floors      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Quality of Roof      
Foundation Condition      
Overall Exterior Condition      
Garage Size      
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      
Quality of Plumbing Pipes      
Estimated Water Bill $ $ $
Estimated Heating Bill $ $ $
Estimated Electric Bill $ $ $
Living Areas      
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 Area      
Finished 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 Renovate / Expand House      

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