New Haven, Connecticut House Hunting List

The biggest secured investment in New Haven, Connecticut is your home. With that choice comes a lot of thoughtful decision-making when it comes to picking a home to live in. Using the Home Buyer's Checklist here will help you judge all of the characteristics of several houses and helps you identify what you value in a place to live.

To help you narrow your "likes" list from the computer to the list of houses you tour, take this checklist along when you go shopping for your home. Make note of the items that are most valuable to you. It'll help you put a home's characteristics into perspective and use sound ways to measure the houses you're viewing. By using this list, you'll easily judge the features of two or three houses. Click here to print this page.

Buying a home is nothing to take lightly. We can offer advice and show you the place that's your best fit. Use Planet Realty, LLC and we can help you make the decision that leads you to the home of your dreams.
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Home Address      
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Area
Near Work      
Minutes Away From Schools      
Miles Away From Shops      
Expressways Nearby      
Close to Bus Stops      
Miles Away From Hospitals      
Minutes Away From Place of Worship      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Signs      
Bike Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Traffic Volume      
Playgrounds      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
All Utilities Available      
HOA Restrictions      
Close to Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Environmental Concerns / Influences      
The Home
Year Home Built      
No. of Stories      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Quality of Roof      
Quality of Foundation      
Overall Exterior Condition      
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 Areas      
Fireplace      
Separate Dining Space      
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 Space      
Renovated Basement      
Attic      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Landscaping      
Property Boundaries      
Security (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Renovate / Expand House      

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