A Home Buying Check List

How to find your perfect home

Your Lynchburg Va Property Wish List

While your opinions on the type of home you want to own may change during the home buying process, use this easy checklist to help you set your priorities and make the shopping process less time consuming.

How close do you need to be to
  1. public transportation ______________
  2. schools ____________
  3. airport ________________ 
  4. expressway ____________
  5. neighborhood shopping ______________
  6. other ______________
What neighborhoods do you prefer?
What school systems do you want to be near?
What architectural styles do you prefer?
Do you want a two story or a one story?
How old a home would you consider?
How much repair or renovation would you be willing to do?
Do you have special facilities or needs that your home must meet?
Do you require a fenced yard or other amenities for your pets?

 Prioritize each of these options
 Must Have
 Would Prefer
 Yard at least......
   
 Garage size
   
 Patio/Deck
   
 Pool    
 Bedrooms number?
   
 Bathrooms number?
   
 Family room
   
 Formal living room
   
 Formal dining room
   
 Eat-in kitchen
   
 Laundry room
   
 Basement    
 Attic    
 Fireplace    
 Spa in bath
   
 Air Conditioning
   
 Wall-to-wall carpet
   
 Hardwood floors
   
 View    
 Light (windows)
   
 Shade    
 Other    

Feel free to open closet and cabinetry.  Look in storage areas and crawl spaces.  Most seller provide information sheets about the home and you can add your own notes to these fact sheets.  It is easy to "fall in love" with a house, but before it becomes your home, you might want to "check off" these additional considerations:
  • Will you furniture fit in the new spaces?
  • Are there enough bathrooms to serve the needs of your family now and in the new future?
  • Are there comfortable spaces for any overnight visitors?
  • Is there plenty of storage space and is it easily accessed?
  • Which schools serve this address?  Are there other children in the area?
  • How far is the home from work, school or recreation?
  • Will pets be comfortable in the new surroundings? Does the community have pets' restrictions?
  • How old are the heating, cooling and roofing systems and are they in good working order?
  • Is the home protected against unexpected repairs by a home warranty plan?

Questions? Just Ask!