Home Buyer / Investor Checklist

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Real Estate Appraiser with Aaron Appraisal Commercial (General) & Residential Appraiser

Home Buyer / Investor Checklist

The Home Buyer / Investor Checklist identifies some of the important factors to consider when choosing a home. In addition to an affordable sales price, you will also want to be sure that the neighborhood and house meet the needs of your family or investment goals.

Take this checklist along when you go shopping for your house. It will help you evaluate the neighborhoods and assess the availability and condition of various features of up to three homes in a side-by-side comparison. To PRINT this page, hit control-P. Questions ? http://www.aaronappraisal.net/

Home Buyer checklist

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Property Address

 

 

Asking Price

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Real Estate Taxes

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The Neighborhood

Near Work

 

 

 

Near Schools

 

 

 

Near Shopping

 

 

 

Near Expressways

 

 

 

Near Public Transportation

 

 

 

Near Doctors / Dentists

 

 

 

Near Churches

 

 

 

Garbage Collection

 

 

 

Street Lights

 

 

 

Sidewalks

 

 

 

Streets / Alleys Well Maintained

 

 

 

Traffic Volume

 

 

 

Parks

 

 

 

Neighbor's Property Well Maintained

 

 

 

All Utilities Installed

 

 

 

Neighborhood / Restrictions

 

 

 

Near Trains / Airports

 

 

 

Area Zoned Residential

 

 

 

Near Industry

 

 

 

Proposed Special Assessments

 

 

 

Environment Concerns / Influences

 

 

 

The House

Age of House

 

 

 

No. of Stories

 

 

 

Wood Frame

 

 

 

Brick Frame

 

 

 

Wood & Brick Frame

 

 

 

Aluminum Siding

 

 

 

Roof Condition

 

 

 

Foundation Condition

 

 

 

Overall Exterior Condition

 

 

 

Garage Size

 

 

 

No. of Bathrooms

 

 

 

No. of Closets

 

 

 

No. of Bedrooms

 

 

 

Oil Heat

 

 

 

Gas Heat

 

 

 

Electric Heat

 

 

 

Hot Water 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

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Estimated Heating Bill

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Estimated Electric Bill

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Living Room

 

 

 

Fireplace

 

 

 

Separate Dining Room

 

 

 

Family Room

 

 

 

Drapes - No. of Rooms

 

 

 

Carpeting - No. of Rooms

 

 

 

Kitchen Eating Area

 

 

 

Refrigerator

 

 

 

Stove / Oven (Gas / Electric)

 

 

 

Garbage Disposal

 

 

 

Dishwasher

 

 

 

Broken Windows

 

 

 

Storm Windows / Screens

 

 

 

Washer / Dryer Outlets

 

 

 

Laundry Space

 

 

 

Finished Basement

 

 

 

Attic

 

 

 

Sump Pump / Drainage

 

 

 

Connected to Sewer System

 

 

 

Patio

 

 

 

Backyard Fence

 

 

 

Landscaping

 

 

 

Property Boundaries

 

 

 

Security (dead bolts, detectors)

 

 

 

Building Code

 

 

 

Compliance

 

 

 

Ability to Expand / Enlarge House

 

 

 

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