Honolulu Home Buyer: Things to Look For

Buying a home in Honolulu is no quick task. You want to make an educated choice. Whether you're a new or seasoned buyer, this Home Buyers' Checklist identifies some of the pertinent points to think about when choosing a home. Aside from the listing price, you want to be 100% confident that the house as well as the neighborhood meet the needs and expectations of your family.

To help you narrow down your "likes" list from online to the list of properties you actually see, take this checklist along when you go house hunting. Make note of the items that are most important to you. It'll help you put a home's features into perspective and use rational ways to measure the homes you've been viewing. Keeping this list handy, you'll be able to compare the characteristics of up to three homes. Click here to print this page.

Buying a house is a major decision. I can give you home buying tips on choosing the place that's going to be your next home. Call Island Realtors, Honolulu's real estate expert, at 8086878036 and I can help you make your way to the home of your dreams.
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Home Address      
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Neighborhood
Close to the Job      
Close to Schools      
Close to Shops / Dining      
Expressways Nearby      
Close to Public Transportation      
Minutes Away From Physicians      
Minutes Away From Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Signs      
Kid Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Amount of Traffic      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
Major Appliances Available      
HOA Restrictions      
Minutes Away From Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Environmental Concerns / Influences      
The Home
Age of House      
No. of Floors      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Quality of Roof      
Foundation Quality      
Overall Exterior Quality      
Garage Size      
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 Spaces      
Separate Dining Room      
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 Room      
Finished Basement      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Curb Appeal      
Property Boundaries      
Security (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Ability to Expand / Expand House      

2138 Algaroba St.
Honolulu, HI 96826