Santa Fe, New Mexico Home Comparison Checklist

Most consumers shopping for real estate - whether they're first time buyers or experienced - want to buy their dream house. And, it's not hard to get lost in the choices with all the homes in Santa Fe that look like possibilities (price, no. of bedrooms, etc.).

So, to help you streamline your "possibilities" list from the computer to the list of places you actually see, 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 a home's attributes into perspective and use real life ways to measure the houses you're viewing. Keeping this list handy, you'll easily compare the characteristics of two or three homes. Click here to print this page.

Buying a home is a big deal. I can give you advice about choosing the place that's going to be your next home. Call me, Santa Fe's real estate expert, at 505-473-0223 and I can help you make the decision that leads you to the home of your dreams.
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Home Address      
Asking Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Community
Minutes Away From the Job      
Close to Schools      
Minutes Away From Shops      
Highways Nearby      
Near Public Transportation      
Minutes Away From Physicians      
Miles Away From Place of Worship      
Garbage Collection      
Street Lights      
Pedestrian Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Amount of Traffic      
Walking / Biking Trails      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
Major Appliances Available      
HOA Restrictions      
Near 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      
Foundation Condition      
Overall Exterior Condition      
Two-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 Areas      
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      
Renovated 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 / Expand House