Your Home Buying Checklist
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Print several copies of this Home Buying Checklist and bring one to every house we tour (you can download the Home Buying Checklist by clicking here as well).
Home Address: __________________________________________________
Date Toured: ______________________
No. Bedrooms ________ No. of Bathrooms ____________ 1 or 2 Car Garage: _______
Exterior General Appearance:
Curb appeal Comments: _______________________________________________
Roof Comments: _____________________________________________________
Front Porch: _________________________________________________________
Condition of trees and plants: ___________________________________________
Building Material (siding, brick, etc.) Condition: ______________________________
Condition of other homes in the neighborhood: ______________________________
How busy is the street the home is on: ____________________________________
How far is the home from work? ________________ from school? ______________
from shopping? ___________ from friends and family? _______________________
First thoughts that went through your mind: _________________________________
Run the showers to check water pressure and length of time to get hot water __________(secs)
Try out the switches in every room, including any ceiling fans. Comments: ____________________________________________________________________
Open and close all windows and doors. Feel for drafts at the edges. Comments: ____________________________________________________________________
Go up in the attic if possible and check for mold on the insulation (roof leak indicator). Comments: __________________________________________________________
Check bathtubs, tile and under the sinks for mold or signs of repair. Comments: ____________________________________________________________________
Condition of fixtures in kitchen: ____________ in bathroom#1: ____________ in bathroom #2: __________
Condition of flooring in living room: ___________ in dining room: _________ in bedrooms: __________ in kitchen: _____________
Condition of outdoor space: _____________________________________________
Remember that most anything can be repaired but that such repair costs should be taken into account in the offer you make on the house. Once you make an offer, the home inspection will tell you of any issues with the home that you cannot see during a tour and you can renegotiate or withdraw your offer.
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