Maryland House Hunting List

The biggest investment you'll make in Maryland, Maryland is your property. With that choice comes a lot of detailed decision-making when it comes to deciding on a house to live in. Using the Home Buyer's Checklist here will help you see side-by-side all of the attributes of two or three houses and helps you get down to what really matters to you in a house.

So, to help you narrow your "contender" list from online to the list of places you tour, take this checklist along when you go shopping for your home. Put an emphasis on the items that are most valuable to you. It'll help you put things in line and use rational ways to measure the houses you're seeing. Keeping this list handy, you can compare and contrast the features of two or three homes. Click here to print this page.

Buying a home is a big step. I can offer advice and show you the place that's going to be your first home. Call Remax Components, Maryland, Maryland's real estate expert, at 410-893-1199 and I can help you get on the right track to the home of your dreams.
Home Buyer Checklist 1 2 3
Property Address      
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Area
Minutes Away From Work      
Miles Away From Schools      
Minutes Away From Shops / Dining      
Interstates Nearby      
Near Bus Stops      
Miles Away From Hospitals      
Near Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Warnings      
Kid Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Amount of Traffic      
Walking / Biking Trails      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
Major Appliances Available      
Neighborhood Restrictions      
Minutes Away From Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Green-Friendly Neighborhood      
The Home
Age of House      
No. of Floors      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Roof Quality      
Foundation Quality      
General Exterior Condition      
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 Area      
Finished Basement      
Attic      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Curb Appeal      
Property Boundaries      
Security (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Renovate / Expand Home      

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