The Stratford area House Hunting Checklist

Most home buyers - whether they're first time buyers or experienced - want to buy their dream home. And, it's very easy to become overwhelmed with all the houses in Stratford that look like possibilities (neighborhood, architecture style, etc.).

So, to help you streamline your "possibilities" list from online to the list of places you visit, take this Home Buyer 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 features into perspective and use sensible ways to measure the homes you're looking at now. Filling in this list, you'll be able to see side-by-side the characteristics of two or three homes. Click here to print this page.

Buying a home is a big deal. We can help you choose a home that's right for you in Stratford. Use Johnson Realty (580) 759-3700 and we can help you make your way to the home of your dreams.
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Home Address      
Asking Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Community
Minutes Away From Work      
Near Schools      
Minutes Away From Shopping      
Interstates Nearby      
Near Train Stations      
Near Hospitals      
Close to Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Warnings      
Sidewalks      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Type of Traffic      
Parks      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
Major Appliances Installed      
Neighborhood Restrictions      
Miles Away From Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Green-Friendly Neighborhood      
The Home
Year House Built      
No. of Stories      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Roof Appearance      
Foundation Condition      
Overall Exterior Quality      
Two-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 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      
Converted 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 / Enlarge Home      

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