Austin, Texas House Hunting List

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Purchasing a home in Austin is no simple task. You want to make the best decision. Whether you're a fresh or experienced buyer, this Home Buyers' Checklist classifies plenty of the impact points to consider when deciding on a house. Aside from the listing price, you want to make sure that the house as well as the neighborhood surpass the needs and wants of your family.

So, to help you narrow down your "likes" list from online to the list of places you tour, take this Home Buyer Checklist along when you go house hunting. Highlight the items that are most valuable to you. It'll help you put things in line and use real life ways to measure the homes you're touring. Using this list, you'll easily see all at once the characteristics of two or three homes. Click here to print this page.

Buying a home is nothing to take lightly. I can give you home buying tips on choosing a place that you'll call home. Call me, Austin's real estate expert, at (512) 328-3939 and I can help you get on the right track to the home of your dreams.
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Home Address      
Asking Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Neighborhood
Miles Away From Work      
Near Schools      
Close to Shops      
Close to Highways      
Minutes Away From Bus Stops      
Near Hospitals      
Miles Away From Place of Worship      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Warnings      
Kid Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Traffic Volume      
Playgrounds      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
Major Appliances Available      
HOA Restrictions      
Near Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Green-Friendly Neighborhood      
The Home
Year Home Built      
No. of Stories      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Quality of Roof      
Quality of Foundation      
General Exterior Quality      
Multi-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 Quality      
Estimated Water Bill $ $ $
Estimated Heating Bill $ $ $
Estimated Electric Bill $ $ $
Living Areas      
Fireplace      
Separate Dining Space      
Family Room      
Carpeting - No. of Rooms      
Eat-In Kitchen      
Refrigerator      
Stove / Oven (Gas / Electric)      
Garbage Disposal      
Dishwasher      
Broken / Drafty Windows      
Storm Windows / Screens      
Washer / Dryer Outlets      
Laundry Room      
Renovated 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 Renovate / Enlarge House      

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