Home Buyer’s Checklist

LOCATION

Area ______________________________________________________________

Street Address ______________________________________________________

Realtor or Sales Person _______________________________________________

Phone ____________________________



COSTS

Asking Price $ _____________

Likely Price $ _____________

Property Taxes $ _____________

Utility / Garbage or Other Municipal Levies $ _____________

GST Applicable $ _____________

Property Transfer Tax $ _____________

Other Costs $ _____________

Down Payment $ _____________

Mortgage Terms $ _____________

Monthly Payments $ _____________

Principal & Interest $ _____________

Taxes $ _____________

Life Insurance on Mortgage $ ____________

Household Insurance $ _____________

Total $ _____________




SQUARE FOOTAGES

Home Type___________________

Age ______________

Total Square Feet _____________

Kitchen _____________________

Dining Room _________________

Living Room _________________

Family Room ________________

Great Room _________________

Den _______________________

Master Bedroom _____________

2nd Bedroom _______________

3rd Bedroom _______________

Other Room ________________

Number of Bathrooms ________

Master Ensuite _____________

Storage Space _____________

Fireplace: [ ] gas   [ ] wood burning

Garage: [ ] attached   [ ] detached

Carport __________________

Font Yard ________________

Back Yard _______________

Fence ___________________

Patio ___________________

Driveway ________________

Special Features _____________________________________________________



THE NEIGHBOURHOOD


Distances to:

Work __________

Schools ____________

Shopping ____________

Highway Access ____________

Public Transit ____________

Doctors/Dentists ___________

Hospital ____________

Church ______________

Community Centre ____________________

Parks/recreation/jogging trails/bike paths etc.______________

Train Tracks _____________

Airport ______________

Neighbours’ property maintenance standards _____________

Garbage collection services ________________

Street Lights ______________

General maintenance of streets & alleys ________________

Area Zoning _____________

Neighbourhood or Municipality covenants or restrictions on property use ________________________________

Proximity to industrial or manufacturing areas __________________

Flood or earthquake potential ____________________

Traffic Volumes _________________________



GENERAL CONDITION


Roof ___________________________

Furnace Pipes _____________________

Gas / Electrical Capacity ______________

Electrical Outlets location ______________

Cable ___________________

Telephone ________________

Flooring __________________

Appliances List & Conditions
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Landscaping _____________________



CONTACTS

Realtor _________________
Phone __________________


Mortgage __________________
Phone ____________________

Lawyer/Notary ______________
Phone _____________________

Home Inspector______________
Phone _____________________



ADDITIONAL NOTES OR COMMENTS ON THIS HOME

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We suggest you make several copies of this list and complete one for each home you visit. When you make an offer to purchase be sure you include a "subject to satisfactory home inspection".