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Home Buyer Checklist

The most important investment you’ll make in Santa Fe, New Mexico is real estate. With that opportunity comes a lot of thoughtful decision-making when it comes to picking property to live in. Using the Home Buyer’s Checklist below will help you compare all of the features of several homes and helps you identify what you value as a homeowner. To help you prioritize your list from the computer to the list of properties you actually see, take this checklist along when you go shopping for your house. Highlight the items that are most valuable to you. It’ll help you put things into perspective and use realistic ways to measure the houses you’ve been viewing. Keeping this list handy, you’ll easily compare the features. Buying property is an exciting experience. I can help you choose the place that’s going to be your next home. Call me, …….Santa Fe, New Mexico’s real estate expert, at (505) 690-0233 and I can help you get on the right track to the real estate of your dreams.

Home Buyer Checklist

Property Address

 

 

 

Asking Price

$

$

$

Real Estate Taxes

$

$

$

The Area

Near the Job

 

 

 

Minutes Away From Schools

 

 

 

Close to Shops / Restaurants

 

 

 

Miles Away From Expressways

 

 

 

Close to Train Stations

 

 

 

Close to Hospitals

 

 

 

Close to Churches

 

 

 

Garbage Collection

 

 

 

Traffic Warnings

 

 

 

Sidewalks

 

 

 

Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained

 

 

 

Traffic Volume

 

 

 

Walking / Biking Trails

 

 

 

Neighbors’ Properties Well-Maintained

 

 

 

All Utilities Installed

 

 

 

Neighborhood Restrictions

 

 

 

Near Airports / Trains

 

 

 

Area Zoned Residential

 

 

 

Near Industry

 

 

 

Proposed Special Assessments

 

 

 

Environmental Concerns / Influences

 

 

 

The Home

Year House Built

 

 

 

No. of Stories

 

 

 

Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding

 

 

 

Quality of Roof

 

 

 

Quality of Foundation

 

 

 

Overall 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 Condition

 

 

 

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 House