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Find the best home for you in Pittsburgh with Hanley Agency, Inc. as your Real Estate Agency, Real Estate proffesionals, REALTORS, Real Estate Agents - 412-422-7900

The most important secured investment you'll make in your lifetime is a home. With that choice comes a lot of careful decision-making when it comes to choosing a home to live in. Using the Home Buyer's Checklist provided helps you wade through all of the characteristics of several houses and helps you get down to what really matters to you as a first-time homeowner.

To help you narrow down your "likes" list from online to the list of houses you tour, take this Home Buyer Checklist along when you go shopping for your house. Make note of the items that are most valuable to you. It'll help you put a home's strong and weak points into perspective and use real life ways to measure the homes you've been touring. By completing this list, you'll be able to see all at once the attributes of two or three houses. Click here to print this page.


Buying a house is nothing to take lightly. We can offer advice and show you a home that's right for you in Pittsburgh. Call Hanley Agency, Inc., Pittsburgh's real estate experts, at 412-422-7900 and we can help you get on the right track to the house of your dreams.


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Property Address . . .
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Area
Miles Away From the Job . . .
Minutes Away From Schools . . .
Near Shops / Dining . . .
Highways Nearby . . .
Miles Away From Train Stations . . .
Near Doctors / Dentists . . .
Close to Place of Worship . . .
Garbage Collection . . .
Street Lights . . .
Pedestrian Friendly . . .
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained . . .
Traffic Volume . . .
Walking / Biking Trails . . .
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained . . .
Major Appliances Installed . . .
HOA Rules . . .
Miles Away From Airports / Trains . . .
Area Zoned Residential . . .
Near Industry . . .
Proposed Special Assessments . . .
Green-Friendly Neighborhood . . .
The House
Age of Home . . .
No. of Stories . . .
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding . . .
Roof Appearance . . .
Foundation Quality . . .
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 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 Room . . .
Finished Basement . . .
Attic . . .
Sump Pump / Drainage . . .
Connected to Sewer System . . .
Patio / Deck . . .
Backyard Fence . . .
Curb Appeal . . .
Property Boundaries . . .
Safety (dead bolts, detectors) . . .
Building Code . . .
Compliance . . .
Ability to Expand / Expand Home . . .

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