Austin Home Buyer Checklist

The most important secured investment in Austin, Texas is your house. With that choice comes a lot of careful decision-making when it comes to picking a house to live in. Using the Home Buyer's Checklist here will help you weigh all of the features of many houses and helps you get down to what you value in a home.

To help you prioritize your "possibilities" list from the computer to the list of houses you visit, take this Home Buyer Checklist along when you go house hunting. Make note of the items that are most important to you. It'll help you put things into perspective and use rational ways to measure the homes you've been viewing. By completing this list, you can see all at once the characteristics of two or three homes. Click here to print this page.

Buying a home is a big deal. I can give you home buying tips on choosing the place that's your best fit. Use Issac W. Harper Real Estate Broker/Realtor© and I can help you get on the right track to the home of your dreams.
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Home Address      
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Community
Minutes Away From Work      
Close to Schools      
Minutes Away From Shops / Dining      
Minutes Away From Highways      
Close to Train Stations      
Near Doctors / Dentists      
Minutes Away From Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Street Lights      
Bike Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Heavy Traffic      
Parks      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
Major Appliances Installed      
Neighborhood Rules      
Miles Away From Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Environmental Concerns / Influences      
The House
Age of Home      
No. of Stories      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Quality of Roof      
Foundation Appearance      
Overall Exterior Quality      
Garage Size      
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 Room      
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      
Renovated Basement      
Attic      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Landscaping      
Property Boundaries      
Security (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Expand / Enlarge Home      

Issac W. Harper Real Estate Broker/Realtor©

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