Home Buyer Checklist

Buying property in the Berkshires is no simple task. You want to make an educated decision. Whether you're a fresh or experienced buyer, this Home Buyers' Checklist presents plenty of the impact points to note when choosing a house. Aside from price, you want to be 100% confident that the house and the neighborhood measure up to the needs and desires of your family. 

So, to help you narrow down your "contender" list from the computer to the list of properties you actually see, take this checklist along when you go shopping for your home. Highlight the items that are most important to you. It'll help you put a home's attributes into perspective and use sensible ways to measure the homes you're picking out. Keeping this list handy, you'll easily see at a glance the attributes of up to three homes. Click here for a printed version.

Buying a home is an exciting experience. We can offer advice and show you a home that you'll love. Call us, Lenox's real estate experts, at 413.637.4200 and we can help you get on the right track to the home of your dreams.

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Home Address      
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Neighborhood
Near the Job      
Minutes Away From Schools      
Near Shops      
Near Expressways      
Close to Train Stations      
Minutes Away From Hospitals      
Close to Place of Worship      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Signs      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Heavy Traffic      
Walking / Biking Trails      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
All Utilities Available      
Neighborhood Restrictions      
Minutes Away From Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Environmental Concerns / Influences      
The House
Year House Built      
No. of Stories      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Quality of Roof      
Foundation Condition      
General 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      
Plumbing Condition      
Estimated Water Bill $ $ $
Estimated Heating Bill $ $ $
Estimated Electric Bill $ $ $
Living Spaces      
Separate Dining Area      
Family Room      
Carpeting - No. of Rooms      
Kitchen Eating Area      
Stove / Oven (Gas / Electric)      
Garbage Disposal      
Broken / Drafty Windows      
Storm Windows / Screens      
Washer / Dryer Outlets      
Laundry Area      
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