San Antonio Home Buyer: Things to Look For

Most home buyers - whether they're first time buyers or experienced - want to buy their ideal house. And, it's not hard to become overwhelmed with all the homes in San Antonio that look like possibilities (neighborhood, architecture style, etc.).

To help you streamline your "possibilities" list from online to the list of properties you visit, take this Home Buyer Checklist along when you go shopping for your home. Put an emphasis on the items that are most important to you. It'll help you put things in line and use real life ways to measure the houses you're touring. By completing this list, you'll easily judge the features of up to three houses. Click here to print this page.

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Home Address      
Asking Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Neighborhood
Minutes Away From Work      
Minutes Away From Schools      
Minutes Away From Shopping      
Expressways Nearby      
Close to Train Stations      
Near Physicians      
Near Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Signs      
Kid Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Type of Traffic      
Parks      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
All Utilities Available      
HOA Rules      
Near Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Environmental Concerns / Influences      
The Home
Age of House      
No. of Stories      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Roof Quality      
Foundation Appearance      
Overall 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      
Quality of Plumbing Pipes      
Estimated Water Bill $ $ $
Estimated Heating Bill $ $ $
Estimated Electric Bill $ $ $
Living Room      
Fireplace      
Separate Dining Space      
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      
Landscaping      
Property Boundaries      
Safety (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Renovate / Enlarge House