We mostly buy on a good feeling but if you want to take that extra step, this checklist may be valuable

Home Buying Checklist Property 1 Property 2 Property 3
Property Address
Asking Price
Real Estate Taxes
The Neighborhood
Proximity to work
Elementry School
Middle School
High School
Proximity to Private School
Community Park
Appeal of 5 Neighbors to the left
Appeal of 5 Neighbors to the right
Appeal of 10Neighbors across the street
Streets/Alleys Well Maintained
Traffic Volume
Street Lights
Busy Road in front or in back
Neighborhood Covenants/Restrictions
Near recreation, canyons or dog parks
Area Zoned Residential
Promimity to Industrial area, airport, or sewer
Proposed Special Assessments
Environment Concerns/Influences
The Home
Age of Home
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
Radiant Heat
Gas Heat
Electric Heat
Space Heaters
Insulation factor in attic
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 Room
Separate Dining Room
Family Room
Drapes – No. of Rooms
Carpeting – No. of Rooms
Kitchen Eating Area
Stove/Oven (Gas/Electric)
Garbage Disposal
Broken Windows
Storm Windows/Screens
Washer/Dryer Outlets
Laundry Space
Finished Basement
Sump Pump/Drainage
Connected to Sewer System
Backyard Fence
Property Boundaries
Security (dead bolts, detectors)
Building Code Compliance
Ability to Expand/Enlarge House