Home Buyer Checklist

Home Buyer Checklist

The Home Buyer Checklist identifies some of the important factors to consider when choosing a home. In addition to an affordable sales price, you will also want to be sure that the neighborhood and house meet the needs of your family.

Take this checklist along when you go shopping for your house. It will help you evaluate the neighborhoods and assess the availability and condition of various features of up to three homes in a side-by-side comparison. To PRINT this page, hit control-P.

Home buyer checklistt
Property address
Asking price
Real Estate taxes
The neighborhood
Near work
Near Schools
Near shopping
Near public transportation
Near expressways
Near Doctors/dentists
Churches
Garbage collection
Street lights
Sidewalks
Streets/Alleys well maitained
Traffic volume
Parks
Neighbor's property well maitained
All utilities installed
Neighborhood restrictions
Near trains/airports
Area zoned residential
Near industry
Proposed special assessments
Environment concerns
The House
Age of house
|# of stories
Wood frame
Brick frame
Wood & brick frame
Roof condition
Foundation condition
Overall exterior condition
Garage size
# of bathrooms
# of closets
# 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
Condition of plumbing
Estimated water bill
Estimated heating bill
Estimated electric bill
Living room
Fireplace
Seperate dining room
Family room
Drapes # of rooms
Carpeting # of rooms
Kitchen eating area
Refrigirator
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/deck
Backyard fence
Landscaping
Property boundaries
Security
Building code compliance
Ability to expand/enkarge house