Maplewood/Millburn-ShortHills/South Orange Home Buying List

Find the best home for you in Maplewood/Millburn-ShortHills/South Orange with Robert Northfield as your real estate professional - (973) 761-4100

Most house hunters - whether they're first time buyers or experienced - want to buy their dream home. And, it's not hard to become overwhelmed with all the houses in Oklahoma County that look like possibilities (list price, location, etc.).

So, to help you streamline your "contender" list from the computer to the list of places you tour, take this checklist along when you go house hunting. Highlight the items that are most valuable to you. It'll help you put things in line and use true to life ways to measure the homes you've been touring. By thinking through this list, you can judge the characteristics of two or three homes.

Buying a house is a huge investment. I can help you choose a place that you'll call home. Contact me and I can help you make your way to the house of your dreams.
Home Buyer Checklist 1 2 3
Property Address      
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Area
Close to Work      
Close to Schools      
Near Stores / Restaurants      
Interstates Nearby      
Near Public Transportation      
Minutes Away From Hospitals      
Minutes Away From Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Signs      
Pedestrian Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Amount of Traffic      
Walking / Biking Trails      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
Major Appliances Installed      
Neighborhood Restrictions      
Minutes Away From Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Green-Friendly Neighborhood      
The Home
Year Home Built      
No. of Stories      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Quality of Roof      
Quality of Foundation      
General 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      
Quality of Plumbing Pipes      
Estimated Water Bill $ $ $
Estimated Heating Bill $ $ $
Estimated Electric Bill $ $ $
Living Areas      
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 Area      
Converted Basement      
Attic      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Landscaping      
Property Line      
Safety (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Expand / Expand Home