Santa Fe, New Mexico House Hunting Checklist

Buying a home in Santa Fe, New Mexico is no small task. You want to make an educated choice. Whether you're an inexperienced or experienced buyer, this Home Buyers' Checklist classifies plenty of the critical components to note when choosing a house. Aside from the listing price, you want to ensure that the house as well as the neighborhood meet the needs and wants of your family.

So, to help you streamline your "good enough" list from the computer to the list of places you actually see, take this checklist along when you go house hunting. Make note of the items that are most valuable to you. It'll help you put a home's characteristics into perspective and use sensible ways to measure the houses you've been viewing. Keeping this list handy, 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      
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Area
Miles Away From Work      
Near Schools      
Close to Shops      
Interstates Nearby      
Close to Public Transportation      
Miles Away From Doctors / Dentists      
Miles Away From Place of Worship      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Warnings      
Pedestrian Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Heavy Traffic      
Walking / Biking Trails      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
All Utilities Installed      
Neighborhood Rules      
Minutes Away From Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Green-Friendly Neighborhood      
The House
Year House Built      
No. of Floors      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Roof Condition      
Quality of Foundation      
General 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 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      
Converted Basement      
Attic      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Curb Appeal      
Property Line      
Safety (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Expand / Expand Home