Austin Home Buying List

Purchasing a house in Austin, Texas is no easy task. You want to make an educated decision. Whether you're a fresh or seasoned buyer, this Home Buyers' Checklist lists some of the critical components to think about when deciding on a home. Aside from price, you want to make sure that the home as well as the neighborhood measure up to the needs and desires of your family.

To help you streamline your "likes" list from online to the list of places you tour, take this checklist along when you go shopping for your home. Make note of the items that are most important to you. It'll help you put a home's attributes into perspective and use real life ways to measure the homes you're evaluating. By thinking through this list, you'll easily judge the characteristics of two or three houses. Click here to print this page.

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Property Address      
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Neighborhood
Close to Work      
Near Schools      
Close to Shopping      
Near Interstates      
Near Bus Stops      
Minutes Away From Doctors / Dentists      
Close to Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Signs      
Pedestrian Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Heavy Traffic      
Parks      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
Major Appliances Available      
Neighborhood Rules      
Minutes Away From Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Environmental Concerns / Influences      
The House
Age of House      
No. of Stories      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Roof Quality      
Quality of Foundation      
General Exterior Appearance      
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 Quality      
Estimated Water Bill $ $ $
Estimated Heating Bill $ $ $
Estimated Electric Bill $ $ $
Living Areas      
Fireplace      
Separate Dining Room      
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 Room      
Finished Basement      
Attic      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Landscaping      
Property Line      
Security (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Expand / Expand Home      

Issac W. Harper Real Estate Broker/Realtor©

P.O. Box 143683
Austin, TX 78714-3683