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                                   Vermont House Hunting Checklist

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The most important secured investment in Williston, Vermont is a property. With that option comes a lot of careful decision-making when it comes to picking a house to live in. Using the Home Buyer's Checklist here will help you wade through all of the characteristics of various homes and helps you to narrow down what you really want in a home.

To help you prioritize your "contender" list from online to the list of properties you visit, take this 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 things into perspective and use practical ways to measure the homes you're picking out. Keeping this list handy, you'll be able to see side-by-side the features of up to three homes. Click here to print this page.


Buying a house is a new experience, but not an easy decision. I can give you home buying tips on choosing a home that's right for you in Chittenden County. Contact me and I can help you make the decision that leads you to the house of your dreams.


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Property Address . . .
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Area
Close to the Job . . .
Near Schools . . .
Close to Shopping . . .
Close to Highways . . .
Near Public Transportation . . .
Near Physicians . . .
Miles Away From Churches . . .
Garbage Collection . . .
Street Lights . . .
Pedestrian Friendly . . .
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained . . .
Traffic Volume . . .
Walking / Biking Trails . . .
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained . . .
Major Appliances Available . . .
Neighborhood Rules . . .
Close to Airports / Trains . . .
Area Zoned Residential . . .
Near Industry . . .
Proposed Special Assessments . . .
Environmental Concerns / Influences . . .
The Home
Year House Built . . .
No. of Floors . . .
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding . . .
Quality of Roof . . .
Foundation Quality . . .
Overall Exterior Quality . . .
Garage Size . . .
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 Room . . .
Fireplace . . .
Separate Dining Area . . .
Family Room . . .
Carpeting - No. of Rooms . . .
Kitchen Eating Area . . .
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 House . . .