Home Buyer’s Checklist

Home Buyer’s Checklist

Before heading out to view homes, first sit down and think about what items you want to incorporate into your search. Use this list as a reference, change or modify to fit your needs. Always a good idea to talk to a real estate professional, or give your Realtor a call.

LOCATION

Area ______________________________________________________________

Street Address ______________________________________________________

Realtor or Sales Person _______________________________________________

Phone ____________________________

COSTS

Asking Price $ _____________

Likely Price $ _____________

Property Taxes $ _____________

Utility / Garbage or Other Municipal Levies $ _____________

GST Applicable $ _____________

Property Transfer Tax $ _____________

Other Costs $ _____________

Down Payment $ _____________

Mortgage Terms $ _____________

Monthly Payments $ _____________

Principal & Interest $ _____________

Taxes $ _____________

Life Insurance on Mortgage $ ____________

Household Insurance $ _____________

Total $ _____________

SQUARE FOOTAGE

Home Type___________________

Age ______________

Total Square Feet _____________

Kitchen _____________________

Dining Room _________________

Living Room _________________

Family Room ________________

Great Room _________________

Den _______________________

Master Bedroom _____________

2nd Bedroom _______________

3rd Bedroom _______________

Other Room ________________

Number of Bathrooms ________

Master Ensuite _____________

Storage Space _____________

Fireplace: [ ] gas   [ ] wood burning

Garage: [ ] attached   [ ] detached

Carport __________________

Font Yard ________________

Back Yard _______________

Fence ___________________

Patio ___________________

Driveway ________________

Special Features _____________________________________________________

THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

Distances to:

Work __________

Schools ____________

Shopping ____________

Highway Access ____________

Public Transit ____________

Doctors/Dentists ___________

Hospital ____________

Church ______________

Community Centre ____________________

Parks/recreation/jogging trails/bike paths etc.______________

Train Tracks _____________

Airport ______________

Neighbours’ property maintenance standards _____________

Garbage collection services ________________

Street Lights ______________

General maintenance of streets & alleys ________________

Area Zoning _____________

Neighbourhood or Municipality covenants or restrictions on property use ________________________________

Proximity to industrial or manufacturing areas __________________

Flood or earthquake potential ____________________

Traffic Volumes _________________________

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