Eastern CT House Hunting List

Find the best home for you in Eastern CT with Garden Realty as your REALTOR - (860) 848-8061

The largest source of capital you'll have in Eastern CT is a property. With that opportunity comes a lot of careful decision-making when it comes to picking a home to live in. Using the Home Buyer's Checklist here will help you weigh all of the characteristics of various homes and helps you identify what you value as a first-time homeowner.

To help you narrow your "likes" list from online to the list of properties you actually see, take this Home Buyer Checklist along when you go house hunting. Put an emphasis on the items that are most valuable to you. It'll help you put a home's strong and weak points into perspective and use sound ways to measure the houses you've been seeing. With this list, you'll be able to judge the attributes of two or three homes. Click here to print this page.

Buying a house is a new experience, but not an easy decision. We can offer advice and show you the place that's going to be your first home. Use Garden Realty and we can help you make the decision that leads you to the home of your dreams.
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Home Address      
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Area
Minutes Away From Work      
Minutes Away From Schools      
Minutes Away From Shops      
Close to Expressways      
Miles Away From Bus Stops      
Miles Away From Doctors / Dentists      
Close to Place of Worship      
Garbage Collection      
Street Lights      
Bike Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Traffic Volume      
Parks      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
All Utilities Installed      
Neighborhood Restrictions      
Close to 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      
Quality of Roof      
Foundation Appearance      
Overall Exterior Quality      
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 Spaces      
Fireplace      
Separate Dining Space      
Family Room      
Carpeting - No. of Rooms      
Eat-In Kitchen      
Refrigerator      
Stove / Oven (Gas / Electric)      
Garbage Disposal      
Dishwasher      
Broken / Drafty Windows      
Storm Windows / Screens      
Washer / Dryer Outlets      
Laundry Room      
Renovated Basement      
Attic      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Landscaping      
Property Boundaries      
Safety (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Renovate / Expand Home