Texas Home Buyer Checklist

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The most important secured investment in Dallas - Fort Worth Texas is your house. With that option comes a lot of careful decision-making when it comes to picking a home to live in. Using the Home Buyer's Checklist below will help you understand all of the characteristics of many houses and helps you get down to what really matters to you as a first-time home buyer.

To help you streamline your "likes" list from online to the list of places you tour, take this Home Buyer Checklist along when you go house hunting. Make note of the items that are most important to you. It'll help you put things into perspective and use rational ways to measure the houses you're picking out. By completing this list, you'll be able to compare the attributes of up to three homes. 

Buying a house is nothing to take lightly. We can help you choose a place that you'll call home. Contact us and we can help you make the decision that leads you to the home of your dreams.
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Home Address      
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Area
Miles Away From the Job      
Close to Schools      
Miles Away From Shopping      
Expressways Nearby      
Minutes Away From Train Stations      
Close to Physicians      
Miles Away From Place of Worship      
Garbage Collection      
Street Lights      
Bike Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Amount of Traffic      
Walking / Biking Trails      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
Major Appliances Available      
HOA Restrictions      
Near Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Green-Friendly Neighborhood      
The House
Age of House      
No. of Stories      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Roof Quality      
Foundation Condition      
Overall Exterior Appearance      
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 Area      
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 Area      
Renovated Basement      
Attic      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Landscaping      
Property Line      
Safety (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Renovate / Expand Home      
y-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 . . . Fireplace . . . Separate Dining Room . . . Family Room . . . Drapes - No. of Rooms . . . Carpeting - No. of Rooms . . . Kitchen Eating Area . . . Refrigerator . . . Stove / Oven (Gas / Electric) . . . Garbage Disposal . . . Dishwasher . . . Broken Windows . . . Storm Windows / Screens . . . Washer / Dryer Outlets . . . Laundry Space . . . Finished Basement . . . Attic . . . Sump Pump / Drainage . . . Connected to Sewer System . . . Patio . . . Backyard Fence . . . Landscaping . . . Property Boundaries . . . Security (dead bolts, detectors) . . . Building Code . . . Compliance . . . Ability to Expand / Enlarge House . . .