Home Buyers Checklist / Apartment Rental Checklist

Here below is a checklist you can use to compare the different homes / apartments you've seen. It should help you in not only assessing the fair value of a home but also have you consider factors you may otherwise have forgotten or ignored.

Home Buyer checklist




Property Address




Asking Price




Real Estate Taxes




The Neighborhood

Near Work




Near Schools




Near Shopping




Near Expressways




Near Public Transportation




Near Doctors / Dentists




Near Churches




Garbage Collection




Street Lights








Streets / Alleys Well Maintained




Traffic Volume








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








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








Ability to Expand / Enlarge House





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