Home Buyer Checklist

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The most important source of capital you'll have is property. With that opportunity comes a lot of careful decision-making when it comes to choosing a home to live in. Using the Home Buyer's Checklist provided helps you wade through all of the attributes of many homes and helps you see what really matters to you in a place to live.

To help you narrow your "contender" list from online to the list of houses you actually see, take this Home Buyer Checklist along when you go house hunting. Highlight the items that are most important to you. It'll help you put a home's features into perspective and use sound ways to measure the houses you've been seeing. With this list, you can compare the characteristics of up to three houses. Click here to print this page.

Buying a home is a big deal. As a Certified Buyer Representative, I can offer advice and show you the place that's your best fit. Call me as your local Real Estate Specialist at (631) 681-8820 and I can help you make your way to the home of your dreams.
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Property Address      
Asking Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Community
Close to the Job      
Minutes Away From Schools      
Miles Away From Shops      
Minutes Away From Expressways      
Near Train Stations      
Miles Away From Doctors / Dentists      
Miles Away From Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Signs      
Pedestrian Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Amount of Traffic      
Walking / Biking Trails      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
All Utilities Installed      
Neighborhood Rules      
Near Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Green-Friendly Neighborhood      
The House
Age of Home      
No. of Stories      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Roof Appearance      
Quality of Foundation      
General Exterior Quality      
Multi-Car Garage      
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      
Quality of Plumbing Pipes      
Estimated Water Bill $ $ $
Estimated Heating Bill $ $ $
Estimated Electric Bill $ $ $
Living Room      
Fireplace      
Separate Dining Area      
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 Room      
Finished Basement      
Attic      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Curb Appeal      
Property Line      
Safety (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Renovate / Enlarge Home      

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