San Mateo, California House Hunting List

All home buyers - whether they're first time buyers or experienced homeowners - want to buy their dream home. And, it's common to get lost in the choices with all the houses in San Mateo that seem like good candidates (neighborhood, architecture style, etc.).

So, to help you streamline your "contender" list from online to the list of properties you actually see, take this Home Buyer Checklist along when you go shopping for your house. Highlight the items that are most valuable to you. It'll help you put a home's features into perspective and use real life ways to measure the houses you're seeing. With this list, you'll easily compare the features of up to three homes. Click here to print this page.

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Property Address      
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Community
Close to Work      
Miles Away From Schools      
Minutes Away From Shopping      
Close to Expressways      
Miles Away From Public Transportation      
Minutes Away From Doctors / Dentists      
Near Place of Worship      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Warnings      
Pedestrian Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Ill-Maintained      
Amount of Traffic      
Walking / Biking Trails      
Neighbors' Properties Ill-Maintained      
Major Appliances Available      
HOA Rules      
Minutes Away From Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Green-Friendly Neighborhood      
The Home
Age of House      
No. of Stories      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Roof Condition      
Quality of Foundation      
General Exterior Condition      
Two-Car Garage      
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 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      
Renovated Basement      
Attic      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to SeIr System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Curb Appeal      
Property Boundaries      
Safety (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Renovate / Expand Home      

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