Home Buyer Checklist

Check the important factors listed below before you buy a home

Print this checklist and fill it out while shopping for your home


Home Buyer checklist




Property Address




Asking Price




Real Estate Taxes




The Neighborhood

Distance to Work




Distance to Schools




Distance to Shopping




Distance to Freeways




Distance to Public Transportation




Distance to Doctors / Dentists




Distance to Hospitals




Refuse Collection




Adequate Street Lighting




Sidewalks Completed




Streets & Alleys Well Maintained




Traffic Volume




Parks and Recreation Places




Neighbor Home Well Maintained




All Utilities Installed




Neighborhood / Restrictions




Close to Trains / Airports




Area Zoned Residential




Near Industrial Areas




Proposed Special Assessments




Environment Concerns/Influence




The House

Age of the Home




Number of Stories




Wood and / or Steel Frame




Brick and / or Concrete Frame




Roof Clay / Concrete / Asphalt




Stucco or Aluminum/Wood Siding




Roof, Eaves & Fascias Condition




Foundation Condition




Overall Exterior Condition




Garage Size




Number of Bathrooms




Number of Bedrooms




Number of Closets




Oil / Gas / Electric Heat




Hot Water Gas / Electric / Solar








Central Air Conditioning




Energy Conservation Features




Age of Heating System




Age of Water Heater




Capacity of Water Heater




Age of Electrical Wiring




Main Electric Meter Amps




Plumbing Condition




Estimated Water Bill




Estimated Heating Bill




Estimated Electric Bill




Formal Living Room








Separate Dining Room




Formal Family Room




Drapes – No. of Rooms




Carpeting – No. of Rooms




Kitchen / Morning Room Area




Dumb Butler Area




Refrigerator(s) / Icemakers




Stove / Oven (Gas / Electric)




Garbage Disposal








Broken Windows




Storm Windows/Screens




Washer/Dryer Outlets




Laundry Room or Space




Finished Basement and / or Attic




Basement & Attic Access




Sump Pump/Drainage




Connected to Sewer System




Patio or Gazebo




Backyard Fence




Landscaping – Soft / Hardscape




Property Boundaries




Security (dead bolts, detectors)




Alarm System  / Network Wiring




Building Code Compliance




Ability to Expand/Enlarge House






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