Travis County Home Comparison List

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Buying a house in Austin, Texas is no small task. You want to make the right decision. Whether you're an inexperienced or experienced buyer, this Home Buyers' Checklist lists plenty of the impact points to consider when choosing a house. Aside from cost, you want to be 100% confident that the house as well as the neighborhood measure up to the needs and desires of your family.

So, to help you streamline your "good enough" list from online to the list of houses you actually see, take this Home Buyer Checklist along when you go shopping for your home. Make note of the items that are most valuable to you. It'll help you put things in line and use practical ways to measure the houses you're touring. Keeping this list handy, you can compare and contrast the characteristics of two or three homes. Click here to print this page.

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Home Address      
Asking Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Neighborhood
Close to Work      
Close to Schools      
Miles Away From Stores / Dining      
Close to Expressways      
Close to Train Stations      
Miles Away From Physicians      
Close to Place of Worship      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Signs      
Bike Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Type of Traffic      
Walking / Biking Trails      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
Major Appliances Available      
HOA Restrictions      
Minutes Away From Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Green-Friendly Neighborhood      
The House
Year House Built      
No. of Stories      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Quality of Roof      
Foundation Quality      
Overall Exterior Quality      
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      
Eat-In Kitchen      
Refrigerator      
Stove / Oven (Gas / Electric)      
Garbage Disposal      
Dishwasher      
Broken / Drafty Windows      
Storm Windows / Screens      
Washer / Dryer Outlets      
Laundry Space      
Converted Basement      
Attic      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Curb Appeal      
Property Boundaries      
Safety (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Renovate / Enlarge Home      

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