Santa Fe Home Buyer List

Most consumers shopping for real estate - whether new to the process or experienced - want to buy their perfect house. And, it's easy to get lost in the choices with all the houses in Santa Fe, New Mexico that seem like good candidates (neighborhood, architecture style, etc.).

So, to help you narrow down your "likes" list from the computer to the list of places you tour, take this Home Buyer Checklist along when you go shopping for your home. Make note of the items that are most important to you. It'll help you put things into perspective and use practical ways to measure the houses you're seeing. By thinking through this list, you'll easily compare the characteristics of up to three homes. Click here to print this page.

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Home Address      
Asking Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Community
Miles Away From the Job      
Near Schools      
Near Shops      
Interstates Nearby      
Miles Away From Train Stations      
Near Doctors / Dentists      
Near Place of Worship      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Warnings      
Kid Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Traffic Volume      
Playgrounds      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
Major Appliances Available      
HOA Rules      
Miles Away From Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Environmental Concerns / Influences      
The House
Year Home Built      
No. of Stories      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Quality of Roof      
Quality of Foundation      
General Exterior Appearance      
Multi-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      
Quality of Plumbing Pipes      
Estimated Water Bill $ $ $
Estimated Heating Bill $ $ $
Estimated Electric Bill $ $ $
Living Spaces      
Fireplace      
Separate Dining Room      
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 Space      
Renovated Basement      
Attic      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Curb Appeal      
Property Boundaries      
Safety (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Renovate / Expand Home