Homebuyer Checklist

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The largest investment you’ll make in the Sacramento CA Metro Area is your house. With that choice comes a lot of thoughtful decision-making when it comes to deciding on a place to live. Using the Home Buyer’s Checklist below will help you compare all of the characteristics of up to three houses and helps you identify what you care about as a homeowner.

To help you narrow your “contender” list from the computer to the list of places you tour, take this checklist along when you go house hunting. Put an emphasis on the items that are most valuable to you. It’ll help you put things in line and use sound ways to measure the houses you’ve been evaluating. By thinking through this list, you can compare the features of up to three houses.

Buying a house is an exciting step. I can give you advice about choosing the place that’s going to be your next home. Contact me and I can help you get on the right track to the house of your dreams.

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Property Address
Asking Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Community
Miles Away From Work
Close to Schools
Close to Shops
Highways Nearby
Miles Away From Public Transportation
Minutes Away From Hospitals
Near Churches
Garbage Collection
Street Lights
Pedestrian Friendly
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained
Heavy Traffic
Walking / Biking Trails
Neighbors’ Properties Well-Maintained
All Utilities Installed
HOA Rules
Miles Away From Airports / Trains
Area Zoned Residential
Near Industry
Proposed Special Assessments
Green-Friendly Neighborhood
The House
Age of House
No. of Stories
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding
Quality of Roof
Quality of Foundation
Overall Exterior Quality
Garage Size
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 Areas
Fireplace
Separate Dining Room
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
Converted Basement
Attic
Sump Pump / Drainage
Connected to Sewer System
Patio / Deck
Backyard Fence
Curb Appeal
Property Boundaries
Safety (dead bolts, detectors)
Building Code
Compliance
Ability to Expand / Enlarge House

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