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Making a Checklist—What Do You Want In A Home? BUYERS

What kind of home do you need? It is important to take the time to answer this question. To do so, sit down with a pad of paper and try to define all the qualities of a home that are most important to you. Utilize this checklist to help you begin your thought process. You also want to give a copy to your Realtor. Decide which items you are flexible on and which are requirements for your future home.

Location: __City __Suburb __Rural Area ___Near a Park ___Near Shopping.
How important is this to you? __Very __Somewhat __Unimportant.

Distance from work: __0-10 miles __11-20 miles __21-40 miles __more than 40 miles.
How important is this to you? __Very __Somewhat __Unimportant

Distance from school: __Walkable __Bus ride.
How important is this to you? __Very __Somewhat __Unimportant

Preferred school district____________.
How important is this to you? __Very __Somewhat __Unimportant

Public transportation __Good __Fair __Poor.
How important is this to you? __Very __Somewhat __Unimportant

Type of home: __Condominium __Townhome __Single Family House __Co-op.
How important is this to you? __Very __Somewhat __Unimportant

Number of bedrooms: ___1 __2 __3 __4+.
How important is this to you? __Very __Somewhat __Unimportant

Number of bathrooms: ___1 ___2 __3+.
How important is this to you? __Very __Somewhat __Unimportant

Number of stories: __1 __2 __Split-level.
How important is this to you? __Very __Somewhat __Unimportant

Used or new? __________
How important is this to you? __Very __Somewhat __Unimportant

Style of home: ______________.
How important is this to you? __Very __Somewhat __Unimportant

Size of yard: __Small __Medium __Large.
How important is this to you? __Very __Somewhat __Unimportant

Amenities: __Modern kitchen __Modern bathroom ___Dining Room ___Family Room __Swimming Pool ___Deck / patio __Central air conditioning __Central heat __Washer/dryer __Fireplace __Finished basement ___Storage space __Carpeting or hardwood floors ___mature landscaping ___View __ Disability access ___Move-in condition ___Room to add-on __Other desired amenities _______________
Parking: __Garage __On-street parking
How important is this to you? __Very __Somewhat __Unimportant

Pet Friendly Home / yard? __Yes __No __Some____________.
How important is this to you? __Very __Somewhat __Unimportant

Resale value.
How important is this to you? __Very __Somewhat __Unimportant

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