Portales House Hunting Checklist

Find the best home for you in Portales with Kiva Realty as your agent - (575) 356-5555

All house hunters - whether they're first time buyers or experienced homeowners - want to buy their perfect home. And, it's very easy to become overwhelmed with all the homes in Oklahoma County that seem like good candidates (neighborhood, architecture style, etc.).

So, to help you prioritize your "likes" list from online to the list of places you actually see, take this Home Buyer Checklist along when you go house hunting. Highlight the items that are most valuable to you. It'll help you put things into perspective and use practical ways to measure the homes you've been viewing. By completing this list, you'll be able to compare and contrast the attributes of up to three houses.

Buying a house is a big step. We can give you home buying tips on choosing the place that's going to be your first home. Call us, Oklahoma County's real estate experts, at (575) 356-5555 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 Area
Close to the Job      
Minutes Away From Schools      
Near Shops / Dining      
Expressways Nearby      
Miles Away From Train Stations      
Minutes Away From Doctors / Dentists      
Miles Away From Place of Worship      
Garbage Collection      
Street Lights      
Bike Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Type of Traffic      
Playgrounds      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
Major Appliances Installed      
Neighborhood Rules      
Close to 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      
Roof Quality      
Quality of Foundation      
Overall 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 Areas      
Fireplace      
Separate Dining Area      
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 Line      
Security (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Renovate / Expand House