Austin, Texas Home Buying: Things to Look For

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Purchasing a home in Austin, Texas is no quick task. You want to make the right choice. Whether you're a first-time or seasoned buyer, this Home Buyers' Checklist presents some of the critical components to note when deciding on a home. 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.

To help you prioritize your "likes" list from the computer to the list of houses you tour, take this Home Buyer Checklist along when you go shopping for your home. Highlight the items that are most important to you. It'll help you put a home's characteristics into perspective and use rational ways to measure the houses you're picking out. With this list, you'll easily judge the attributes of up to three houses.

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Property Address      
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Community
Miles Away From the Job      
Miles Away From Schools      
Miles Away From Shops / Restaurants      
Close to Highways      
Miles Away From Public Transportation      
Minutes Away From Hospitals      
Close to Place of Worship      
Garbage Collection      
Street Lights      
Bike Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Traffic Volume      
Walking / Biking Trails      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
All Utilities Installed      
Neighborhood Restrictions      
Near Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Green-Friendly Neighborhood      
The House
Year House Built      
No. of Floors      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Quality of Roof      
Foundation Condition      
General Exterior Quality      
Two-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      
Plumbing Quality      
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 Room      
Converted Basement      
Attic      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Curb Appeal      
Property Line      
Security (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Expand / Enlarge Home      

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