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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








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








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








Separate Dining Room




Family Room




Carpeting – No. of Rooms




Kitchen Eating Area








Stove / Oven (Gas / Electric)




Garbage Disposal








Broken / Drafty Windows




Storm Windows / Screens




Washer / Dryer Outlets




Laundry Room




Finished Basement








Sump Pump / Drainage




Connected to Sewer System




Patio / Deck




Backyard Fence








Property Line




Security (dead bolts, detectors)




Building Code








Ability to Expand / Expand House