Here is a Home Buyer’s check list of things that you may want to consider when looking at homes.

 

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Property Address ____________ ____________ ____________
Asking Price $___________ $___________ $___________
Real Estate Taxes $___________ $___________ $___________
The Neighborhood
Near Work
Near Schools
Near Shopping
Near Expressways
Near Public Transportation
Near Doctors/Dentists
Near Churches
Garbage Collection
Street Lights
Sidewalks
Streets/Alleys Well Maintained
Traffic Volume
Parks
Neighbor’s Property Well Maintained
All Utilities Installed
Neighborhood Covenants/Restrictions
Near Trains/Airport
Area Zoned Residential
Near Industry
Proposed Special Assessments
Environment Concerns/Influences
The House
Age of House ____________ ____________ ____________
No. of Stories ____________ ____________ ____________
Wood Frame
Brick Frame
Wood & Brick Frame
Aluminum Siding
Roof Condition ____________ ____________ ____________
Foundation Condition ____________ ____________ ____________
Overall Exterior Condition ____________ ____________ ____________
Garage Size ____________ ____________ ____________
No. of Bathrooms ____________ ____________ ____________
No. of Closets ____________ ____________ ____________
No. of Bedrooms ____________ ____________ ____________
Oil Heat
Gas Heat
Electric Heat
Hot Water 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 condition ____________ ____________ ____________
Estimated Water Bill $___________ $___________ $___________
Estimated Heating Bill $___________ $___________ $___________
Estimated Electric Bill $___________ $___________ $___________
Living Room
Fireplace
Separate Dining Room
Family Room
Drapes – No. of Rooms ____________ ____________ ____________
Carpeting – No. of Rooms ____________ ____________ ____________
Kitchen Eating Area
Refrigerator
Stove/Oven (Gas/Electric)
Garbage Disposal
Dishwasher
Broken Windows
Storm Windows/Screens
Washer/Dryer Outlets
Laundry Space
Finished Basement
Attic
Sump Pump/Drainage
Connected to Sewer System
Patio
Backyard Fence
Landscaping
Property Boundaries
Security (dead bolts detectors)
Building Code Compliance
Ability to Expand/Enlarge House