House Hunter's Score Card

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About the House: Priority House A House B House C
Asking price        
Real estate taxes        
Water bill        
Heating bill        
Electric bill        
Age of house        
One-story        
Two-story        
Wood frame        

 

About the House: Priority House A House B House C
Brick and wood frame        
Aluminum siding        
Overall exterior condition        
Storm windows        
Garage (note capacity)        
Gas heat        
Electric heat        
Hot-water heat        
Age of heating plant        
Central air cond./age        
Number of bedrooms        
Living room        
Separate dining room        
Kitchen eating area        
Number of bathrooms        
Closets        
Refrigerator        
Cooking stove        
Disposal        
Dishwasher        
Clothes washer/dryer        
Laundry space        
Adequate water heater        
Basement storage area        

About the House: Priority House A House B House C
Finished basement        
Attic storage area        
Finished attic        
Number of fireplaces        
Drapes        
Carpeting        
Modern electrical wiring        
Sump pump/drainage        
Overhead sewer system        
Backyard patio        
Fence on lot lines        
Pleasing landscaping        

About the Neighborhood: Priority House A House B House C
Streets Clean        
Neighbors' property well-maintained        
Flooding (check local government)        
Loud noises, bad odors        
Nearby train tracks        
Open drainage ditch        
All utilities installed        
Area zoned residential        
Nearby industry        
Proposed special assessments        
Garbage collection        
Street lights        
Streets and alleys well-maintained        
Heavy airplane traffic        
Newspaper stories about community
or school difficulties
       

The House Is Near: Priority House A House B House C
Public transportation
(within walking distance)
       
Thoroughfares or expressways
(short driving time)
       
Convenience shopping        
Schools which the children will attend
(check with school officials)
       
Parks        

The House is X Minutes From: Priority House A House B House C
Work        
Downtown        
Convenience shopping        
Elementary school        
High School        
Doctors        
Relatives        
House of worship