Huntsville House Hunting Checklist

Buying a home in Huntsville, Alabama is no easy task. You want to make the right choice. Whether you're a first-time or seasoned buyer, this Home Buyers' Checklist lists many of the important components to note when choosing a home. Aside from the asking price, you want to be 100% confident that the house plus the neighborhood measure up to the needs and desires of your family.

So, to help you narrow your "likes" list from online to the list of places you tour, take this checklist along when you go shopping for your house. Make note of the items that are most valuable to you. It'll help you put things into perspective and use real life ways to measure the houses you've been looking at now. Keeping this list handy, you'll be able to compare the characteristics of up to three houses. Click here to print this page.

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Property Address      
Asking Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Area
Miles Away From the Job      
Close to Schools      
Minutes Away From Shopping      
Close to Interstates      
Near Public Transportation      
Miles Away From Hospitals      
Miles Away From Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Signs      
Pedestrian Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Type of Traffic      
Walking / Biking Trails      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
All Utilities Available      
HOA Restrictions      
Minutes Away From Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Environmental Concerns / Influences      
The Home
Year House Built      
No. of Stories      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Quality of Roof      
Foundation Quality      
Overall Exterior Condition      
Multi-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 Spaces      
Fireplace      
Separate Dining Room      
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      
Landscaping      
Property Line      
Safety (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Expand / Expand House      

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