Santa Fe, New Mexico House Hunting Checklist

The largest investment you'll make in Santa Fe, New Mexico is your house. With that choice comes a lot of careful decision-making when it comes to choosing a place to live. Using the Home Buyer's Checklist here will help you understand all of the features of various houses and helps you identify what really matters to you as a first-time homeowner.

To help you streamline your "likes" list from online to the list of houses you actually see, take this checklist along when you go shopping for your home. Put an emphasis on the items that are most valuable to you. It'll help you put a home's strong and weak points into perspective and use true to life ways to measure the houses you've been picking out. Filling in this list, you'll easily see all at once the features of two or three homes. Click here to print this page.

Buying a home is an exciting experience. I can give you advice about choosing a home that you'll love. Call Leyba Real Estate LLC, Santa Fe's real estate expert, at 5054730223 and I can help you make the decision that leads you to the house of your dreams.
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Property Address      
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Neighborhood
Minutes Away From the Job      
Minutes Away From Schools      
Close to Shops / Restaurants      
Expressways Nearby      
Close to Train Stations      
Close to Hospitals      
Minutes Away From Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Street Lights      
Pedestrian Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Traffic Volume      
Parks      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
All Utilities Installed      
HOA Rules      
Miles Away From Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Environmental Concerns / Influences      
The Home
Age of Home      
No. of Stories      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Quality of Roof      
Foundation Condition      
Overall 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      
Plumbing Condition      
Estimated Water Bill $ $ $
Estimated Heating Bill $ $ $
Estimated Electric Bill $ $ $
Living Room      
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      
Finished 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 House