Austin, Texas Home Buying: Things to Look For

Most home buyers - whether new to the process or experienced homeowners - want to buy their perfect house. And, it's not hard to lose sight of your goals with all the homes in Austin, Texas that look like possibilities (price, no. of bedrooms, etc.).

So, to help you prioritize your "good enough" list from online to the list of properties you visit, take this checklist along when you go house hunting. Highlight the items that are most important to you. It'll help you put a home's features into perspective and use realistic ways to measure the houses you're looking at now. With this list, you'll be able to judge the characteristics of two or three homes. Click here to print this page.

Buying a home is a huge investment. I can give you home buying tips on choosing the place that's going to be your next home. Call me, Austin, Texas's real estate expert, at 5122032245 and I can help you get on the right track to the home of your dreams.
Home Buyer Checklist 1 2 3
Property Address      
Asking Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Community
Close to the Job      
Miles Away From Schools      
Minutes Away From Shops / Restaurants      
Expressways Nearby      
Minutes Away From Bus Stops      
Near Hospitals      
Minutes Away From Place of Worship      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Warnings      
Bike Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Heavy Traffic      
Parks      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
Major Appliances Available      
Neighborhood Rules      
Near Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Green-Friendly Neighborhood      
The Home
Age of House      
No. of Stories      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Roof Quality      
Quality of Foundation      
Overall Exterior Appearance      
Multi-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      
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      
Kitchen Eating Area      
Refrigerator      
Stove / Oven (Gas / Electric)      
Garbage Disposal      
Dishwasher      
Broken / Drafty Windows      
Storm Windows / Screens      
Washer / Dryer Outlets      
Laundry Space      
Finished Basement      
Attic      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Curb Appeal      
Property Line      
Security (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Expand / Enlarge House      

Issac W. Harper Real Estate Broker/Realtor©

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