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

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Property Address

  

 

 

Asking Price

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Real Estate Taxes

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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

 

 

 

Insulation

 

 

 

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

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Estimated Heating Bill

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Estimated Electric Bill

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Formal Living Room

 

 

 

Fireplace

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Dishwasher

 

 

 

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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