Huntsville, Alabama Home Buying Checklist

It's a given that house hunters - whether new to the process or experienced homeowners - want to buy their dream house. And, it's easy to get lost in the choices with all the houses in Huntsville that look like possibilities (price, no. of bedrooms, etc.).

To help you narrow down your "contender" list from the computer to the list of houses you visit, take this checklist along when you go house hunting. Put an emphasis on the items that are most important to you. It'll help you put things into perspective and use rational ways to measure the homes you've been touring. By thinking through this list, you can judge the features of up to three houses. Click here to print this page.

Buying a home is a huge investment. I can help you choose 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 home of your dreams.
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Home Address      
Asking Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Area
Minutes Away From the Job      
Miles Away From Schools      
Miles Away From Shopping      
Highways Nearby      
Close to Public Transportation      
Miles Away From Hospitals      
Miles Away From Place of Worship      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Warnings      
Bike Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Traffic Volume      
Playgrounds      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
Major Appliances Available      
Neighborhood Restrictions      
Near Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Green-Friendly Neighborhood      
The Home
Age of House      
No. of Stories      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Roof Appearance      
Quality of Foundation      
Overall 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 Room      
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 Space      
Finished Basement      
Attic      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Curb Appeal      
Property Line      
Safety (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Expand / Expand Home      

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