NADIA SCHEFFERS, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)

Home Buying List


The most important investment you'll make in Tallahassee is your property. With that choice comes a lot of careful decision-making when it comes to picking a house to live in. Using the Home Buyer's Checklist here will help you see side-by-side all of the attributes of several homes and helps you identify what you need as a home buyer.

So, to help you streamline your "possibilities" list from the computer to the list of properties you actually see, take this Home Buyer Checklist along when you go shopping for your home. Highlight the items that are most valuable to you. It'll help you put things in line and use true to life ways to measure the houses you've been picking out. Using this list, you'll be able to see at a glance the characteristics of up to three homes. Click here to print this page.

Buying a house is a huge investment. I can give you home buying tips on choosing the place that's going to be your first home. 

Give me a call and we can discuss the best way to find what you are looking for.

Home Buyer Checklist 1 2 3
Leon County Address . . .
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Area
Near the Job . . .
Minutes Away From Schools . . .
Miles Away From Stores / Restaurants . . .
Near Highways . . .
Near Bus Stops . . .
Near Doctors / Dentists . . .
Close to Churches . . .
Garbage Collection . . .
Street Lights . . .
Kid Friendly . . .
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained . . .
Traffic Volume . . .
Playgrounds . . .
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained . . .
All Utilities Installed . . .
HOA Rules . . .
Near Airports / Trains . . .
Area Zoned Residential . . .
Near Industry . . .
Proposed Special Assessments . . .
Environmental Concerns / Influences . . .
The House
Age of House . . .
No. of Stories . . .
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding . . .
Roof Condition . . .
Quality of Foundation . . .
General Exterior Appearance . . .
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 . . .
Quality of Plumbing Pipes . . .
Estimated Water Bill $ $ $
Estimated Heating Bill $ $ $
Estimated Electric Bill $ $ $
Living Areas . . .
Fireplace . . .
Separate Dining Area . . .
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 Space . . .
Finished Basement . . .
Attic . . .
Sump Pump / Drainage . . .
Connected to Sewer System . . .
Patio / Deck . . .
Backyard Fence . . .
Landscaping . . .
Property Line . . .
Security (dead bolts, detectors) . . .
Building Code . . .
Compliance . . .
Ability to Expand / Enlarge Home . . .

Nadia Scheffers Coldwell Banker Hartung

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