Home Buying Checklist

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Perhaps you are already that super organized, colour-coded folder-carrying type; whether yay or nay, here’s a useful checklist for the aspiring home owner to bring along to property viewings. It’s a convenient way to make notes on potential homes so you can compare your top choices at a glance.

HOME BUYER’S CHECKLIST

DETAILS

  • Address:__________________________________________________
  • Age: _____________________________________________________
  • Price: ____________________________________________________
  • Occupancy:________________________________________________

STRUCTURE

  • Type of home: _____________________________________________
  • Type of construction: _______________________________________
  • Approx Square footage: __________________________________sq ft
  • # of storeys: _______________________________________________
  • Bedrooms: ________________________________________________
  • Bathrooms: _______________________________________________
  • Closets:___________________________________________________
  • Garage or Parking: Y N #_____________________________________

MAJOR SYSTEMS

Heating

  • Furnace type: OIL GAS AGE: | Radiators: Y N

Cooling

  • Air conditioning: Y N AGE:

Notes: __________________________________________________________

  • Central Air: Y N AGE:

Notes: ___________________________________________________________

Plumbing

  • Pipes: COPPER GALVANIZED | Sanitary System: SEWER SEPTIC TANK


Electrical

  • Wiring: KNOB/TUBE COPPER
  • Water source: WELL MUNICIPAL | Central humidifier: Y N AGE:

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

  • Fireplace: Y N | Pool: Y N
  • OTHER:

CHATTALS

Appliances

  • Dishwasher: Y N | Refrigerator: Y N | Stove: Y N
  • Washer: Y N | Dryer: Y N

Windows

  • Window coverings (curtains, blinds, etc.): Y N

Other: ___________________________________________

LOCATION & NEIGHBOURHOOD FEATURES

  • Short commute to work: Y N DISTANCE__________________________
  • Schools nearby: Y N DISTANCE_________________________________
  • Public transportation: Y N DISTANCE_____________________________
  • Stores: Y N DISTANCE_________________________________________
  • Parks / recreation: Y N DISTANCE________________________________
  • Other: _______________________________________________________
  • Street noise level? LOW MED HIGH NOTES: ______________________
  • Near expressway/airport/train tracks? Y N DISTANCES: ______________

____________________________________________________________

ADDITIONAL COSTS

  • Property tax:_________________________________________________
  • Changing locks: ______________________________________________
  • Repairs needed?:______________________________________________
  • Security system upgrade or installation: ___________________________
  • Installing/upgrading fences: _____________________________________
  • Parking (permit) (s): ___________________________________________
  • OTHER: ____________________________________________________

Total: ___________

CONDITION OF PROPERTY

(rating system: 1 = immediate repair needed … 5 = excellent condition)

Doors and windows: 1 2 3 4 5
NOTES: __________________________________________________________

Floors: 1 2 3 4 5
NOTES:___________________________________________________________

Exterior walls: 1 2 3 4 5
NOTES:___________________________________________________________

Roof: 1 2 3 4 5
NOTES:___________________________________________________________

Lawn/Garden/Balcony: 1 2 3 4 5
NOTES:___________________________________________________________

Garage: 1 2 3 4 5
NOTES:___________________________________________________________

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