Home Buyer Check List Sarasota, FL


Sarasota Home Buying List

Your largest purchase/investment is your home.  You have a lot of decisions ahead of you as to what you want, where you want to be and in the budget you are comfortable with.  Using the Home Buyer’s Checklist below will help you weigh all of the features of different homes and helps you to narrow down what you really want as a home buyer.

To help you prioritize your must have things on your list when purchasing a home, take this checklist along when you go shopping for your home.  By using this list, you’ll easily compare and contrast the attributes of two or three homes. Click here to print this page.

Buying a home is an exciting step. We can give you home buying tips on choosing the place that’s your best fit. Contact us and we can help you make the decision that leads you to the house of your dreams.



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Property Address
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Neighborhood
Minutes Away From the Job
Near Schools
Miles Away From Shops
Interstates Nearby
Close to Bus Stops
Near Physicians
Close to Place of Worship
Garbage Collection
Street Lights
Bike Friendly
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained
Traffic Volume
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 Home
Year Home Built
No. of Stories
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding
Quality of Roof
Foundation Condition
Overall Exterior Appearance
Multi-Car Garage
No. of Bathrooms
No. of Closets
No. of Bedrooms
Oil, Gas or Electric Heat
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 Spaces
Separate Dining Room
Family Room
Carpeting – No. of Rooms
Kitchen Eating Area
Stove / Oven (Gas / Electric)
Garbage Disposal
Broken / Drafty Windows
Storm Windows / Screens
Washer / Dryer Outlets
Laundry Space
Converted Basement
Sump Pump / Drainage
Connected to Sewer System
Patio / Deck
Backyard Fence
Property Boundaries
Safety (dead bolts, detectors)
Building Code
Ability to Expand / Expand Home