Huntsville Home Comparison Checklist

It's a given that consumers shopping for real estate - whether new to the process or experienced homeowners - want to buy their dream house. And, it's very easy to get lost in the choices with all the houses in Huntsville that seem like good candidates (list price, location, etc.).

So, to help you prioritize your "contender" list from the computer to the list of places you visit, take this Home Buyer Checklist along when you go shopping for your house. Put an emphasis on the items that are most important to you. It'll help you put a home's characteristics into perspective and use realistic ways to measure the houses you've been looking at now. By thinking through this list, you'll easily judge the features of up to three houses. Click here to print this page.

Buying a house is an exciting experience. I can offer advice and show you the place that's going to be your next home. Call Rosenblum Realty, Inc, Huntsville's real estate expert, at 256-417-3146 and I can help you make the decision that leads you to the house of your dreams.
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Home Address      
Asking Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Area
Miles Away From the Job      
Close to Schools      
Close to Stores / Dining      
Near Expressways      
Close to Public Transportation      
Miles Away From Physicians      
Minutes Away From Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Warnings      
Pedestrian Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Heavy Traffic      
Playgrounds      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
Major Appliances Installed      
Neighborhood Restrictions      
Minutes Away From Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Environmental Concerns / Influences      
The House
Age of Home      
No. of Floors      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Roof Condition      
Foundation Quality      
General Exterior Appearance      
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      
Plumbing Quality      
Estimated Water Bill $ $ $
Estimated Heating Bill $ $ $
Estimated Electric Bill $ $ $
Living Areas      
Fireplace      
Separate Dining Area      
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 Space      
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 / Enlarge House      

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