Santa Fe House Hunting List

It's a given that home buyers - whether they're first time buyers or experienced - want to buy their dream home. And, it's common to become overwhelmed with all the houses in Santa Fe, New Mexico that look like possibilities (price, no. of bedrooms, etc.).

So, to help you narrow your "likes" list from online to the list of properties you tour, take this checklist along when you go house hunting. Put an emphasis on 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 can see side-by-side the features of up to three houses. Click here to print this page.

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Home Buyer Checklist 1 2 3
Home Address      
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Area
Near Work      
Miles Away From Schools      
Near Shopping      
Highways Nearby      
Close to Bus Stops      
Near Hospitals      
Near Place of Worship      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Signs      
Kid Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Amount of Traffic      
Parks      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
All Utilities Available      
Neighborhood Restrictions      
Miles Away From Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Environmental Concerns / Influences      
The Home
Year House Built      
No. of Floors      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Quality of Roof      
Quality of Foundation      
Overall Exterior Condition      
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 Room      
Finished 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 House