Austin, Texas House Hunting List

The most important secured investment in Austin, Texas is a home. With that option comes a lot of thoughtful decision-making when it comes to deciding on a home to live in. Using the Home Buyer's Checklist provided helps you weigh all of the characteristics of up to three homes and helps you to narrow down what really matters to you as a first-time homeowner.

So, to help you narrow your "likes" list from the computer to the list of properties you actually see, take this checklist along when you go shopping for your home. Highlight the items that are most valuable to you. It'll help you put things in line and use practical ways to measure the homes you're evaluating. Keeping this list handy, you can compare and contrast the attributes of up to three houses. Click here to print this page.

Buying a house is an exciting step. I can give you advice about choosing a place that you'll call home. Contact me and I can help you make your way to the home of your dreams.
Home Buyer Checklist 1 2 3
Property Address      
Asking Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Community
Near Work      
Close to Schools      
Miles Away From Shopping      
Near Interstates      
Near Public Transportation      
Close to Doctors / Dentists      
Minutes Away From Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Warnings      
Sidewalks      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Type of Traffic      
Playgrounds      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
All Utilities Installed      
HOA Restrictions      
Minutes Away From Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Environmental Concerns / Influences      
The Home
Year House Built      
No. of Floors      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Roof Quality      
Foundation Condition      
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 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      
Converted Basement      
Attic      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Landscaping      
Property Line      
Safety (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