Venango County House Hunting: Things to Look For

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Most home buyers - whether new to the process or experienced homeowners - want to buy their dream home. And, it's common to lose sight of your goals with all the homes in Venango County that seem like good candidates (list price, location, etc.).

So, to help you streamline your "good enough" list from the computer to the list of properties you visit, take this checklist along when you go shopping for your house. Make note of the items that are most important to you. It'll help you put things in line and use sensible ways to measure the homes you're seeing. Keeping this list handy, you can judge the characteristics of two or three homes. Click here to print this page.

Buying a house is a new experience, but not an easy decision. We can give you advice about choosing a place that you'll call home. Call Oil Region Realty, Venango County's real estate experts, at (814) 437-2326 and we can help you get on the right track to the home of your dreams.
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Venango County Address      
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Community
Miles Away From Work      
Near Schools      
Miles Away From Shops / Dining      
Highways Nearby      
Miles Away From Public Transportation      
Near Hospitals      
Close to Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Signs      
Bike Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Traffic Volume      
Walking / Biking Trails      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
All Utilities Available      
Neighborhood Rules      
Near Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Green-Friendly Neighborhood      
The Home
Year Home Built      
No. of Stories      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Roof Condition      
Foundation Appearance      
General Exterior Appearance      
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      
Plumbing Quality      
Estimated Water Bill $ $ $
Estimated Heating Bill $ $ $
Estimated Electric Bill $ $ $
Living Room      
Fireplace      
Separate Dining Space      
Family Room      
Carpeting - No. of Rooms      
Eat-In Kitchen      
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 Expand / Expand House      

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