We mostly buy on a good feeling but if you want to take that extra step, this checklist may be valuable



Home Buying Checklist Property 1
Property 2
Property 3
Property Address      
Asking Price      
Real Estate Taxes      
The Neighborhood
Proximity to work      
Elementry School      
Middle School      
High School      
Proximity to Private School      
Community Park      
Appeal of 5 Neighbors to the left      
Appeal of 5 Neighbors to the right      
Appeal of 10Neighbors across the street      
Sidewalks      
Streets/Alleys Well Maintained      
Traffic Volume      
Parks      
Street Lights      
Busy Road in front or in back      
Neighborhood Covenants/Restrictions      
Near recreation, canyons or dog parks      
Area Zoned Residential      
Promimity to Industrial area, airport, or sewer      
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      
Radiant Heat      
Gas Heat      
Electric Heat      
Space Heaters      
Insulation factor in attic      
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