Santa Fe Home Comparison: Things to Look For

Buying a house in Santa Fe, New Mexico is no small task. You want to make the best choice. Whether you're a new or seasoned buyer, this Home Buyers' Checklist identifies many of the determining criterion to think about when deciding on a house. Aside from cost, you want to ensure that the house and the neighborhood surpass the needs and expectations of your family.

To help you narrow your "good enough" list from online to the list of houses you actually see, take this Home Buyer Checklist along when you go house hunting. Make note of the items that are most important to you. It'll help you put things into perspective and use rational ways to measure the homes you've been seeing. Keeping this list handy, you'll be able to see all at once the attributes 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      
Near Schools      
Minutes Away From Stores / Dining      
Highways Nearby      
Close to Train Stations      
Close to Physicians      
Close to Place of Worship      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Warnings      
Bike Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Traffic Volume      
Playgrounds      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
Major Appliances Installed      
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 Floors      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Roof Condition      
Quality of Foundation      
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 Condition      
Estimated Water Bill $ $ $
Estimated Heating Bill $ $ $
Estimated Electric Bill $ $ $
Living Areas      
Fireplace      
Separate Dining Area      
Family Room      
Carpeting - No. of Rooms      
Kitchen Eating Area      
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      
Landscaping      
Property Boundaries      
Security (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Renovate / Enlarge Home