Licensed New York State Real Estate Broker GRI I, II, II (by John Mellencamp)

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Home Buyer Checklist

The Home Buyer Checklist identifies some of the important factors to consider when choosing a home. In addition to an affordable price, you will also want to be sure that the neighborhood and house meet the needs of your family.

Take this checklist along when you go shopping for your house. It will help you evaluate the neighborhoods and assess the availability and condition of various features of up to three homes in a side-by-side comparison. To print this page, press control-P.

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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 . . .
Sidewalks . . .
Streets / Alleys Well Maintained . . .
Traffic Volume . . .
Parks . . .
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 . . .
Insulation . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .

 

 

**The best thing to do before you start looking for a home, is to call a banker and get pre-qualified. This is a simple phone call that takes about 15 minutes. After you have done this, please ask the banker to fax us your pre-qualification. This process will save a lot of time for both of us. There are a couple of bankers names at the bottom of this page that you may want to try first.**

To apply for a loan or just to get a pre-qualification, try one of these local mortgage executives:

(This is for the convenience of the buyer(s) only. Nancy D. Storino Real Estate does not make any recommendations. If you already have a banker, all we will need is their contact information, and we would be happy to work with them as well.)

Countrywide Home Loans - Patrick Wolf  (W) 315-785-1948 or (C) 315-746-0154

Rochester Area Mortgage Services, Inc. - Julie Derrigo-Intschert 315-788-7813

 

 

P.S. If you're not ready to meet in person, please tour through my website. I'm sure you'll find the resources here useful and helpful. Enjoy!

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