Columbus House Hunting Checklist

All home buyers - whether new to the process or experienced - want to buy their dream house. And, it's very easy to lose sight of your goals with all the homes in Columbus that look like possibilities (neighborhood, architecture style, etc.).

To help you streamline your "likes" list from online to the list of houses you visit, take this checklist along when you go house hunting. Highlight the items that are most important to you. It'll help you put things in line and use sensible ways to measure the houses you've been seeing. By thinking through this list, you can compare the attributes of up to three houses. Click here to print this page.

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Home Buyer Checklist 1 2 3
Home Address      
Asking Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Neighborhood
Miles Away From the Job      
Minutes Away From Schools      
Close to Stores / Restaurants      
Miles Away From Interstates      
Minutes Away From Public Transportation      
Minutes Away From Physicians      
Near Place of Worship      
Garbage Collection      
Street Lights      
Kid Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Amount of Traffic      
Walking / Biking Trails      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
All Utilities Available      
Neighborhood Rules      
Near Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Environmental Concerns / Influences      
The Home
Year House Built      
No. of Floors      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Roof Quality      
Quality of Foundation      
General Exterior Quality      
Garage Size      
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      
Quality of Plumbing Pipes      
Estimated Water Bill $ $ $
Estimated Heating Bill $ $ $
Estimated Electric Bill $ $ $
Living Room      
Fireplace      
Separate Dining Room      
Family Room      
Carpeting - No. of Rooms      
Kitchen Eating Area      
Refrigerator      
Stove / Oven (Gas / Electric)      
Garbage Disposal      
Dishwasher      
Broken / Drafty Windows      
Storm Windows / Screens      
Washer / Dryer Outlets      
Laundry Room      
Converted Basement      
Attic      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Curb Appeal      
Property Line      
Security (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Expand / Expand House      

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