Austin Home Buying: Things to Look For

The most important secured investment in Austin, Texas is your property. With that option comes a lot of careful decision-making when it comes to deciding on a home to live in. Using the Home Buyer's Checklist provided helps you judge all of the attributes of different homes and helps you identify what you value in a place to live.

So, to help you narrow down your "contender" list from online to the list of houses you tour, take this checklist along when you go house hunting. Highlight 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've been seeing. By using this list, you'll be able to compare and contrast the features of up to three houses. Click here to print this page.

Buying a home is an exciting experience. I can offer advice and show you the place that's your best fit. Use IREAF, LLC and I can help you make your way to the house of your dreams.
Home Buyer Checklist 1 2 3
Property Address      
Asking Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Community
Minutes Away From the Job      
Close to Schools      
Near Shopping      
Minutes Away From Expressways      
Minutes Away From Public Transportation      
Minutes Away From Doctors / Dentists      
Minutes Away From Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Warnings      
Kid Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Amount of Traffic      
Parks      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
All Utilities Available      
Neighborhood Restrictions      
Near Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Green-Friendly Neighborhood      
The Home
Age of House      
No. of Stories      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Quality of Roof      
Foundation Appearance      
General 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 Condition      
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      
Landscaping      
Property Line      
Safety (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Renovate / Expand House      

IREAF, LLC

P.O. Box 143683
Austin, TX 78714-3683