Santa Fe Home Comparison List

Buying a house in Santa Fe is no easy task. You want to make an educated decision. Whether you're an inexperienced or seasoned buyer, this Home Buyers' Checklist presents many of the determining elements to note when choosing a house. Aside from cost, you want to ensure that the home plus the neighborhood meet the needs and expectations of your family.

So, to help you prioritize your "likes" list from online to the list of houses you actually see, take this checklist along when you go shopping for your home. Highlight the items that are most valuable to you. It'll help you put a home's strong and weak points into perspective and use practical ways to measure the homes you're seeing. By completing this list, you'll easily compare and contrast the attributes of two or three houses. Click here to print this page.

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Home Address      
Asking Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Area
Miles Away From Work      
Miles Away From Schools      
Near Shops / Restaurants      
Minutes Away From Expressways      
Miles Away From Bus Stops      
Close to Hospitals      
Minutes Away From Place of Worship      
Garbage Collection      
Street Lights      
Pedestrian Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Traffic Volume      
Playgrounds      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
Major Appliances Available      
HOA Restrictions      
Minutes Away From Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Green-Friendly Neighborhood      
The Home
Year House Built      
No. of Floors      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Roof Appearance      
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      
Plumbing Quality      
Estimated Water Bill $ $ $
Estimated Heating Bill $ $ $
Estimated Electric Bill $ $ $
Living Spaces      
Fireplace      
Separate Dining Room      
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 Area      
Converted 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 Renovate / Enlarge House