Houston Home Comparison List

The biggest investment you'll make in Houston, Texas is your home. With that opportunity comes a lot of careful decision-making when it comes to deciding on a place to live. Using the Home Buyer's Checklist here will help you compare all of the characteristics of two or three houses and helps you identify what really matters to you as a homeowner.


So, to help you narrow down your "likes" list from the computer to the list of properties you visit, take this Home Buyer Checklist along when you go shopping for your house. Put an emphasis on the items that are most valuable to you. It'll help you put things into perspective and use real life ways to measure the homes you're seeing. Keeping this list handy, you'll easily compare the characteristics of up to three homes.

 

Buying a home is nothing to take lightly. We can offer advice and show you the place that's your best fit. Call Precious Realty & Mortgage, Houston, Texas's real estate experts, at (713) 988-1425 and we can help you make the decision that leads you to the home of your dreams.
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Home Address      
Asking Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Neighborhood
Close to Work      
Miles Away From Schools      
Miles Away From Shopping      
Highways Nearby      
Near Train Stations      
Close to Hospitals      
Close to Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Signs      
Sidewalks      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Amount of Traffic      
Parks      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
All Utilities Installed      
Neighborhood Restrictions      
Close to Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Green-Friendly Neighborhood      
The Home
Age of Home      
No. of Floors      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Roof Appearance      
Quality of Foundation      
Overall Exterior Appearance      
Garage Size      
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 Space      
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      
Finished Basement      
Attic      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Landscaping      
Property Line      
Security (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Expand / Enlarge House