Home Buyer's Checklist - James H. Hill

When looking for your Dream Home it is important to have your Home Buyer’s Checklist handy. Our checklist will help remind you of some of the basics like what are the real estate taxes. Do I need to be near my work? How far will my Doctors be? Are the schools nearby? Where are the shopping areas? You will be able to list all of the specifications that you are looking for in your new dream home.

Download the Home Buyer’s Checklist we have provided and print as many as you will need when searching for your Dream Home. To help with your search, start by going to our Featured Listings or Area Listings to search for your dream home and Call Us!

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The Basics
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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 Home
Age of Home
____________ ____________ ____________
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