Home Buyer Checklist

Chicago, Illinois Home Comparison Checklist

It’s a given that home buyers – whether they’re first time buyers or experienced – want to buy their dream home. And, it’s easy to get lost in the choices with all the houses in Chicago, Illinois that look like possibilities (neighborhood, architecture style, etc.).

To help you narrow your “possibilities” list from the computer to the list of houses you visit, take this checklist along when you go house hunting. Highlight the items that are most important to you. It’ll help you put things in line and use realistic ways to measure the houses you’re touring. With this list, you’ll be able to judge the features of two or three homes. Click here to print this page.

Buying a house is nothing to take lightly. We can give you home buying tips on choosing the place that’s going to be your first home. Call us, Cook County’s real estate experts, at (312) 421-1000 and we can help you get on the right track to the house of your dreams.

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Cook County Address
Asking Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Area
Close to the Job
Miles Away From Schools
Minutes Away From Shops / Restaurants
Minutes Away From Interstates
Miles Away From Bus Stops
Minutes Away From Hospitals
Miles Away From Place of Worship
Garbage Collection
Traffic Warnings
Kid Friendly
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained
Heavy Traffic
Walking / Biking Trails
Neighbors’ Properties Well-Maintained
Major Appliances Available
HOA Rules
Near Airports / Trains
Area Zoned Residential
Near Industry
Proposed Special Assessments
Green-Friendly Neighborhood
The House
Age of House
No. of Stories
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding
Quality of Roof
Quality of Foundation
Overall Exterior Appearance
Multi-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 Areas
Separate Dining Room
Family Room
Carpeting – No. of Rooms
Kitchen Eating Area
Stove / Oven (Gas / Electric)
Garbage Disposal
Broken / Drafty Windows
Storm Windows / Screens
Washer / Dryer Outlets
Laundry Space
Renovated Basement
Sump Pump / Drainage
Connected to Sewer System
Patio / Deck
Backyard Fence
Curb Appeal
Property Boundaries
Security (dead bolts, detectors)
Building Code
Ability to Expand / Enlarge Home
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