San Antonio, Texas House Hunting: Things to Look For

Buying a house in San Antonio is no quick task. You want to make an educated decision. Whether you're an inexperienced or experienced buyer, this Home Buyers' Checklist classifies plenty of the important elements to consider when deciding on a house. Aside from the listing price, you want to be confident that the home as well as the neighborhood surpass the needs and expectations of your family.

To help you narrow down your "contender" list from the computer to the list of properties you tour, take this Home Buyer 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 strong and weak points into perspective and use sensible ways to measure the houses you're seeing. Keeping this list handy, you'll easily see all at once the characteristics of up to three homes. Click here to print this page.

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Home Address      
Asking Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Community
Miles Away From the Job      
Close to Schools      
Miles Away From Shops      
Minutes Away From Highways      
Miles Away From Bus Stops      
Near Doctors / Dentists      
Close to Place of Worship      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Signs      
Sidewalks      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Amount of Traffic      
Playgrounds      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
All Utilities Installed      
HOA Rules      
Miles Away From Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Environmental Concerns / Influences      
The Home
Year Home Built      
No. of Floors      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Roof Appearance      
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      
Plumbing Quality      
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      
Finished Basement      
Attic      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Landscaping      
Property Line      
Safety (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Renovate / Expand Home