Austin Home Comparison: Things to Look For

All consumers shopping for real estate - whether they're first time buyers or experienced - want to buy their dream house. And, it's common to become overwhelmed with all the homes in Austin that look like possibilities (list price, location, etc.).

To help you streamline your "possibilities" list from online to the list of places you tour, take this Home Buyer Checklist along when you go shopping for your home. Highlight the items that are most important to you. It'll help you put a home's features into perspective and use practical ways to measure the homes you're looking at now. By completing this list, you'll be able to compare and contrast the features of up to three houses. Click here to print this page.

Buying a home is a big deal. I can help you choose the place that's going to be your first home. Call Issac W. Harper Real Estate Broker/Realtor©, Austin's real estate expert, at 5122032245 and I can help you make your way to the house of your dreams.
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Property Address      
Asking Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Neighborhood
Close to the Job      
Miles Away From Schools      
Near Shopping      
Close to Interstates      
Miles Away From Train Stations      
Minutes Away From Hospitals      
Minutes Away From Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Warnings      
Pedestrian Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Heavy Traffic      
Playgrounds      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
Major Appliances Available      
HOA Rules      
Close to Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Green-Friendly Neighborhood      
The Home
Age of Home      
No. of Floors      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Roof Quality      
Quality of Foundation      
General 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 Quality      
Estimated Water Bill $ $ $
Estimated Heating Bill $ $ $
Estimated Electric Bill $ $ $
Living Areas      
Fireplace      
Separate Dining Area      
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 Area      
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 / Expand House      

Issac W. Harper Real Estate Broker/Realtor©

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