Combine Home Buying Checklist

Find the best home for you in Combine with Matlock Realty as your real estate agent - (972) 476-6706

The most important secured investment in Dallas County is your house. With that choice comes a lot of thoughtful decision-making when it comes to deciding on a house to live in. Using the Home Buyer's Checklist provided helps you see side-by-side all of the characteristics of two or three homes and helps you see what really matters to you in a home.

So, to help you prioritize your "possibilities" list from the computer to the list of places you actually see, take this checklist along when you go shopping for your house. Put an emphasis on the items that are most important to you. It'll help you put a home's attributes into perspective and use rational ways to measure the houses you've been seeing. Keeping this list handy, you'll be able to see at a glance the features of two or three homes. Click here to print this page.

Buying a home is a big step. We can help you choose the place that's going to be your first home. Call Matlock Realty, Combine, Texas's real estate experts, at (972) 476-6706 and we can help you make your way to the home of your dreams.
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Property Address      
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Area
Minutes Away From the Job      
Miles Away From Schools      
Near Shopping      
Interstates Nearby      
Near Train Stations      
Minutes Away From Physicians      
Miles Away From Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Signs      
Kid Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Type of Traffic      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
Major Appliances Installed      
HOA Rules      
Near Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Environmental Concerns / Influences      
The Home
Year Home Built      
No. of Stories      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Roof Condition      
Quality of Foundation      
Overall Exterior Condition      
Multi-Car Garage      
No. of Bathrooms      
No. of Closets      
No. of Bedrooms      
Oil, Gas or Electric Heat      
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      
Separate Dining Space      
Family Room      
Carpeting - No. of Rooms      
Eat-In Kitchen      
Stove / Oven (Gas / Electric)      
Garbage Disposal      
Broken / Drafty Windows      
Storm Windows / Screens      
Washer / Dryer Outlets      
Laundry Room      
Finished Basement      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Property Boundaries      
Safety (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Ability to Expand / Expand House