House Hunting Checklist

Once you have completed a plan for buying a house by determining your needs, wants and wishes, you’re ready to start searching for your new home. With so many options to choose from and details to consider, using a house hunting checklist will help you make a side by side comparison.

The Home
  • Address
    List Price
    In Range? Yes / No
    Bedrooms 1 2 3 4 5 5+
    Bathrooms 1 2 3 4 5 5+
    Floors 1 2 3 4
    Garage Yes / No
    # Cars
    Age
    Square Feet
    Style
Location
  • Work Walk Nearby Miles +
    School Walk Nearby Miles +
    Hospital Walk Nearby Miles +
    Supermarket Walk Nearby Miles +
    Parks/Recreation Walk Nearby Miles +
    Restaurants Walk Nearby Miles +
    Highways Walk Nearby Miles +
    Public Transportation Walk Nearby Miles +
    Notes:
     
Neighborhood
  • Traffic Poor OK Good
    Safety Poor OK Good
    Home Conditions Poor OK Good
    Noise Poor OK Good
    Parking Poor OK Good
    Average Age Poor OK Good
    Notes:
     
Schools
  • Location Poor OK Good
    Reputation Poor OK Good
    Class Size Poor OK Good
    Curriculum Poor OK Good
    Notes:
     
Home Condition – Systems (Make sure to get an inspection!)
  • Electrical Poor OK Good
    Heating Poor OK Good
    A/C Poor OK Good
    Plumbing Poor OK Good
    Water Heater Poor OK Good
    Water Poor OK Good
    Sewer Poor OK Good
    Security Poor OK Good
    Internet/TV Provider Poor OK Good
    Mobile Phone Signal Poor OK Good
    Notes:
     
Home Condition – Exterior (Make sure to get an inspection!)
  • Roof Poor OK Good
    Foundation Poor OK Good
    Driveway Poor OK Good
    Pool Poor OK Good
    Siding Poor OK Good
    Gutters Poor OK Good
    Chimney Poor OK Good
    Garage Poor OK Good
    Yard Poor OK Good
    Patio/Deck Poor OK Good
    Landscaping Poor OK Good
    Fencing Poor OK Good
    Notes:
     
Home Condition – Interior (Make sure to get an inspection!)
  • Doors Poor OK Good
    Windows Poor OK Good
    Ceiling Poor OK Good
    Floor Poor OK Good
    Walls Poor OK Good
    Rooms Poor OK Good
    Stairs Poor OK Good
    Kitchen Poor OK Good
    Bathroom Poor OK Good
    Closets Poor OK Good
    Basement Poor OK Good
    Fireplace Poor OK Good
    Floor Plan Poor OK Good
    Storage Space Poor OK Good
    Notes: