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Buyer's Checklist

While your opinions on the type of home you want to own may change during the homebuying process, start with this easy checklist to help you prioritize and make the shopping process less time consuming.

How close do you need to be to:
(a) public transportation _______
(b) schools _______
(c) airport _______
(d) expressway _______
(e) neighborhood shopping _______
(f) other? _______

What neighborhoods would you prefer? ________
What school systems do you want to be near? ________
What architectural style(s) of homes do you prefer? ________
Do you want a one-story or two-story house?
How old a home would you consider? ________
How much repair or renovation would you be willing to do? ________
Do you have special facilities or needs that your home must meet? ________
Do you require a fenced yard or other amenities for your pets? ________

Prioritize each of these options into Must have Would prefer
Yard (at least _________
Garage (size ________
Patio/Deck ________
Pool ________
Bedrooms (number _________
Bathrooms (number _________
Family room ________
Formal living room ________
Formal dining room ________
Eat-in kitchen ________
Laundry room ________
Basement ________
Attic ________
Fireplace ________
Spa in bath ________
Air conditioning ________
Wall-to-wall carpet ________
Hardwood floors ________
View ________
Light (windows) ________
Shade ________