Austin Home Comparison Checklist

All consumers shopping for real estate - whether new to the process or experienced homeowners - want to buy their ideal house. And, it's not hard to lose sight of your goals with all the houses in Austin, Texas that seem like good candidates (price, no. of bedrooms, etc.).

To help you narrow down your "contender" list from online to the list of houses you tour, take this checklist along when you go house hunting. Make note of the items that are most valuable to you. It'll help you put things into perspective and use practical ways to measure the homes you're touring. Keeping this list handy, you'll be able to judge the characteristics of up to three homes. Click here to print this page.

Buying a house is a new experience, but not an easy decision. I can offer advice and show you the place that's going to be your next home. Call IREAF, LLC, Austin's real estate expert, at 512-241-1707 and I can help you make the decision that leads you to the home of your dreams.
Home Buyer Checklist 1 2 3
Property Address      
Asking Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Neighborhood
Near the Job      
Close to Schools      
Near Shopping      
Highways Nearby      
Near Bus Stops      
Minutes Away From Hospitals      
Close to Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Signs      
Kid Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Type of Traffic      
Walking / Biking Trails      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
Major Appliances Available      
Neighborhood Restrictions      
Close to Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Environmental Concerns / Influences      
The House
Age of Home      
No. of Floors      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Quality of Roof      
Foundation Appearance      
Overall Exterior Quality      
Two-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      
Plumbing Condition      
Estimated Water Bill $ $ $
Estimated Heating Bill $ $ $
Estimated Electric Bill $ $ $
Living Spaces      
Fireplace      
Separate Dining Space      
Family Room      
Carpeting - No. of Rooms      
Kitchen Eating Area      
Refrigerator      
Stove / Oven (Gas / Electric)      
Garbage Disposal      
Dishwasher      
Broken / Drafty Windows      
Storm Windows / Screens      
Washer / Dryer Outlets      
Laundry Space      
Renovated Basement      
Attic      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Landscaping      
Property Boundaries      
Safety (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Expand / Enlarge House      

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