Santa Fe House Hunting Checklist

Buying a home in Santa Fe, New Mexico is no small task. You want to make the right choice. Whether you're a fresh or seasoned buyer, this Home Buyers' Checklist presents many of the impact factors to think about when choosing a home. Aside from cost, you want to make sure that the house as well as the neighborhood surpass the needs and wants of your family.

To help you narrow your "good enough" list from the computer to the list of places you actually see, take this checklist along when you go shopping for your house. Make note of the items that are most important to you. It'll help you put a home's features into perspective and use sound ways to measure the houses you're looking at now. With this list, you can see at a glance the attributes of up to three houses. Click here to print this page.

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Home Address      
Asking Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Neighborhood
Close to the Job      
Minutes Away From Schools      
Close to Shops      
Close to Highways      
Minutes Away From Public Transportation      
Near Doctors / Dentists      
Miles Away From Place of Worship      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Warnings      
Sidewalks      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Type of Traffic      
Walking / Biking Trails      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
All Utilities Available      
Neighborhood Rules      
Close to Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Green-Friendly Neighborhood      
The Home
Age of House      
No. of Stories      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Roof Quality      
Quality of Foundation      
General 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 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 Space      
Converted Basement      
Attic      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Curb Appeal      
Property Boundaries      
Security (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Renovate / Enlarge Home