Home Buyer Checklist

Tampa, Florida Home Buyer List

Most home buyers – whether new to the process or experienced – want to buy their ideal home. And, it’s easy to get lost in the choices with all the houses in Tampa, Florida that seem like good candidates (neighborhood, architecture style, etc.).

To help you prioritize your “contender” list from online to the list of houses you visit, take this checklist along when you go shopping for your house. Make note of the items that are most important to you. It’ll help you put a home’s attributes into perspective and use sound ways to measure the houses you’ve been touring. Keeping this list handy, you’ll easily judge the attributes of up to three houses. Click here to print this page.

Buying a home is a big step. I can give you home buying tips on choosing the place that’s your best fit. Call Direct Buy Realty, Tampa’s real estate expert, at 813-445-7296 and I can help you make your way to the house of your dreams.
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Home Address
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Neighborhood
Close to Work
Minutes Away From Schools
Near Shopping
Near Expressways
Near Bus Stops
Miles Away From Doctors / Dentists
Close to Churches
Garbage Collection
Traffic Signs
Pedestrian Friendly
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained
Traffic Volume
Neighbors’ Properties Well-Maintained
All Utilities Installed
HOA Restrictions
Close to Airports / Trains
Area Zoned Residential
Near Industry
Proposed Special Assessments
Green-Friendly Neighborhood
The House
Age of Home
No. of Stories
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding
Quality of Roof
Quality of Foundation
Overall Exterior Condition
Two-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 Room
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 Space
Finished Basement
Sump Pump / Drainage
Connected to Sewer System
Patio / Deck
Backyard Fence
Property Boundaries
Security (dead bolts, detectors)
Building Code
Ability to Expand / Expand Home

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