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House Hunting Checklist

House Hunting Checklist

The Home’s Exterior

The Home’s Interior


Local Neighbourhood

Your Home is a significant investment!

"Think Longterm"

What does this home have that will appeal to 

someone buying it in  5-10-15  years " 


Home Location:  ________________

MLS: ____________________

Address:  ___________________________________________
Asking Price:  _______________________________________
Annual Property Taxes:  ______________________________
Zoning Restrictions (ask the REALTOR®):  ______________

The Home’s Exterior

Lot Details

Lot size/shape: _________

Landscaping condition: good/moderate/poor 

Position of home on lot (compass directions):________

Driveway: private/shared__________

General lot condition: good/moderate/poor _____

Front yard: sm/med/lg _______

Side yard: sm/med/lg________

Rear yard: sm/med/lg________

Mature trees, shrubs, etc: yes/no _________

Curb appeal: good/moderate/poor_________

Condition of walkways: good/moderate/poor_______

Structure Details

Number of stories: 1/2/3/4

Type of home: _________________

Siding: brick/brick veneer/wood/aluminum/combination

Condition of siding & paint: good/moderate/poor

Garage: attached/detached/one-car/two-car

Parking: uncovered/one paid space/ two paid spaces

Front porch: covered/enclosed

Fenced front yard: yes/no

Fenced backyard: yes/no

Eaves troughs and downspouts: good/moderate/poor

Patio/deck: good/moderate/poor

Swimming pool: above/below/indoor/outdoor/none

General pool condition: good/moderate/poor

Storage shed: yes/no

Type of roof: ____________

General roof condition: good/moderate/poor

Recent roof repairs: yes/no

Repair Receipts: yes/no

Roof Age: ____________

Type of foundation: raised well above ground/visible cracks

The Home’s Interior

Doors & Windows

Windows: single pane/thermopane

General window condition: good/moderate/poor

Door locks/latches work: yes/no


General size/colours: ___________

Eat-in area: yes/no

Cooking food/prep island: yes/no

Sufficient cupboard space: yes/no

Sufficient counter space: yes/no

Countertop type/condition: __________________

Floor type/condition: _____________________

Pantry: yes/no

Sink: single/double

Appliances included: yes/no

General appliance condition: good/moderate/poor

Family/Living Room

Fireplace: yes/no

Living room floor type/condition: __________________

Separate dining room: yes/no

Dining room floor type/condition: ___________________

Other Home Details

Square footage: ____________

Foyer closet: yes/no

Soundproof & fireproof shared walls: yes/no


No. of Bathrooms: _______

Ensuite bathroom: yes/no

Floor type/condition: ___________


No. of Bedrooms: _______

# Bedrooms Lower Level 

Floor type/condition: _________


Legal Apartment

Finished: yes/no

Door to outside: yes/no

Utility area (laundry): yes/no

Storage areas: yes/no

Cracks in walls/floor: yes/no

Drained or sump pump: ________

Evidence of flood/moisture: yes/no

Recent renovations: yes/no

General condition: __________

Electrical System

General condition: __________

Sufficient outlets: yes/no

Amperage: __________

Switches: fuses/circuit breakers

Wiring: aluminum/copper wiring

Meets current codes: yes/no


Copper pipes: yes/no

Signs of leaks: yes/no

Recent repairs: yes/no

Age: ________

Meets current codes: yes/no

Water Service

Source: city/well

Well: dug/drilled

Does well ever run dry: yes/no

Capacity: ______

Age of pump: _____

Size of feeder line from well to house: ________

Water agreement: yes/no

Water quality tested for potability: yes/no

Is Property on a Flood Plain?

Sewage/Septic System

Type: sewage/septic

Where’s septic field: _______

Holding tank & system recently checked: yes/no


Type: oil/gas/electric/steam/baseboard/heat pump/combination

Age: _____

Output: _____

Recent repairs: ______

Air Conditioning

Type: window/central

Age: _____

Size: ______

Recent repairs: _______

Hot Water Heater

Contract: leased/owned

Type: gas/electric

No. of gallons: _______

Efficiency: ________

Age: ________


Type: ______

Rating: _______

Asbestos or UFFI: yes/no


Check all that apply. Close to:


City services (fire/police/hospital)

Medical (doctor, dentist)

Shopping (grocery, pharmacy)



Day care

Recreation/community centre

Public swimming pool

Public tennis courts

Golf course

Skating arena

Hockey arena


Gas station


Public library

Major roads/highways

Places of worship

Possible problems: train tracks/congestion/on busy or noisy main road

Local Neighbourhood

Check all that apply:



Type of homes: ________

Age group of homeowners: __________

Quiet streets

Adequate street lights

Visible power/telephone lines

Well-cared for homes/yards


General condition:

Space between homes

Adequate street parking/overnight parking restrictions

Possible problems: poorly maintained roads

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