Home Checklist

Create a Home Checklist

A home checklist is like a road map to success.

 First Time Home Buyer Checklist



The first time home buyer’s checklist benefits the buyer by setting priorities and makes the home searching process less time consuming. Having the list makes the search focused. Use the checklist to communicate with the real estate agent.


This checklist has lists of features that enables the home buyer to mark in 5 ways. They are must have, would like to have, willing to compromise, must not have and not important. The spaces can be checked or write an amount or even put a comment.

Here is a download version checklist PDF and checklist .doc

 
 

Prioritize the options

Must Have

Would LikeWilling to CompromiseMust not haveNot Important
Square feet of house     
Bedrooms number?     
Bathrooms number?     
Family room     
Formal living room     
Formal dining room     
Eat-in kitchen     
Gourmet kitchen     
Laundry room     
Basement     
Finished basement     
Attic     
Fireplace     
Spa in bath     
Air Conditioning     
Wall-to-wall carpet     
Hardwood floors     
Tile     
View     
Window features     
Shade     
Yard at least......     
Garage size, ___cars     
Patio/Deck     
Pool     
Special needs design     
      
      

 A more informal checklist is a series of questions. Following is a short list of the questions that may come up when looking for a first home.


What neighborhoods do you prefer?
What school systems do you want to be near?
What architectural styles do you prefer?
Do you want a two story or a one story?
How old a home would you consider?
How much repair or renovation would you be willing to do?
Are there enough bathrooms to serve the needs of your family now and in the near future?
Is there plenty of storage space and is it easily accessed?
How far is the home from work, school or recreation?
How close do you need to be to public transportation?
How old are the heating, cooling and roofing systems and are they in good working order?
Will your furniture fit in the new spaces?
Are there comfortable spaces for any overnight visitors?
Will pets be comfortable in the new surroundings?
Does the community have pets' restrictions?

But the joy of discovering your new home can be a reality on the very first house you visit. How? When you know what you are looking for and when you find it, you can make an offer with confidence. Experience the confidence of home buying with a personal home checklist.