Austin, Texas Home Comparison List

Purchasing a house in Austin, Texas is no easy task. You want to make an educated decision. Whether you're a new or seasoned buyer, this Home Buyers' Checklist identifies many of the impact elements to consider when choosing a house. Aside from cost, you want to ensure that the home plus the neighborhood surpass the needs and desires of your family.

So, to help you prioritize your "likes" list from online to the list of properties you tour, take this checklist along when you go shopping for your house. Put an emphasis on the items that are most valuable to you. It'll help you put a home's strong and weak points into perspective and use practical ways to measure the houses you're picking out. Keeping this list handy, you'll easily compare and contrast the features of two or three homes. Click here to print this page.

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Home Address      
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Community
Near the Job      
Close to Schools      
Close to Shops / Dining      
Highways Nearby      
Miles Away From Public Transportation      
Near Doctors / Dentists      
Close to Place of Worship      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Signs      
Sidewalks      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Amount of Traffic      
Parks      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
All Utilities Installed      
Neighborhood Restrictions      
Close to 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 Condition      
Two-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      
Quality of Plumbing Pipes      
Estimated Water Bill $ $ $
Estimated Heating Bill $ $ $
Estimated Electric Bill $ $ $
Living Areas      
Fireplace      
Separate Dining Space      
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 Area      
Renovated 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 Renovate / Expand Home      

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