Olympia, Washington House Hunting List

All consumers shopping for real estate - whether they're first time buyers or experienced - want to buy their perfect home. And, it's not hard to lose sight of your goals with all the houses in Olympia that might fit your needs (list price, location, etc.).

So, to help you narrow down your "good enough" list from online to the list of places you tour, take this Home Buyer Checklist along when you go house hunting. Put an emphasis on the items that are most important to you. It'll help you put things in line and use real life ways to measure the homes you've been looking at now. Keeping this list handy, you can judge the characteristics of two or three homes. 

Buying a house is a huge investment. We can offer advice and show you the place that's your best fit. Call WEICHERT, REALTORS Reynolds Real Estate, Olympia's real estate experts, at 360-412-6731 and we can help you make your way to the house of your dreams.
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Home Address      
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Neighborhood
Miles Away From Work      
Minutes Away From Schools      
Minutes Away From Shopping      
Minutes Away From Interstates      
Near Bus Stops      
Minutes Away From Hospitals      
Near Place of Worship      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Signs      
Bike Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Traffic Volume      
Parks      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
All Utilities Installed      
HOA Restrictions      
Minutes Away From Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Environmental Concerns / Influences      
The Home
Year Home Built      
No. of Floors      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Roof Appearance      
Foundation Appearance      
Overall Exterior Appearance      
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      
Plumbing Condition      
Estimated Water Bill $ $ $
Estimated Heating Bill $ $ $
Estimated Electric Bill $ $ $
Living Spaces      
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 Space      
Finished 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 Home      

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